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REAL ESTATE LAND USE AND ZONING

Our Land Use and Zoning group advises clients regarding zoning matters, regulatory reviews and government entitlements related to the development and use of land. Our attorneys guide a development project through the review process from initial meetings with government officials to final permitting and approval.

We advise clients regarding comprehensive plan amendments, re-zonings, annexation agreements, planned development ordinances, variances, special use permits and redevelopment agreements. We also represent clients regarding historic preservation matters, tax increment financing (TIF), affordable housing requirements and enterprise zone incentives.

Permitting
Our firm regularly handles municipal permitting and licensing issues on behalf of clients, including City of Chicago permitting, licensing and WBE and MBE matters. These matters include obtaining business and liquor licenses and various approvals and permits required for business operations. We also advise clients regarding building code issues, and regularly represent clients before the Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings in business license, zoning and building code violation cases.

Our attorneys handled all aspects of zoning, real estate and environmental due diligence with respect to the acquisition of more than 10 light-industrial properties as part of a $108 million acquisition.

We obtained zoning and planned development approval for a mixed-use development with 180 condo units and ground floor retail space. Our attorneys represented the client at the required committee and department hearings and worked closely with the local alderman and surrounding community to gain support for the development, which is now under construction.

We are currently handling the development of a multi-unit residential and office development, including 50+ townhouse units, accessory parking and related uses.

We successfully handled the development of an 80,000-square-foot senior residential building with approximately 85 units, ancillary uses, offices and parking.

Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6225

Douglas ("Dugie") is a real estate and corporate practitioner and strategist who assists clients with a wide range of transactions.

Douglas ("Dugie") is a real estate and corporate practitioner and strategis...

Douglas Baron
Associate
Chicago
312 580 5042

Talar is an associate in the firm's land use and zoning practice where she represents clients in zoning matters, regulatory reviews and government entitlements related to...

Talar is an associate in the firm's land use and zoning practice where she ...

Talar Berberian
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2209

Bernie represents developers, land owners and building owners in the areas of land use and municipal law in the City of Chicago and its surrounding municipalities.

Bernie represents developers, land owners and building owners in the areas ...

Bernie Citron
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6031

Dan serves as a practical, imminently accessible legal advisor to developers, institutional owners and corporate users of commercial and industrial real estate throughout...

Dan serves as a practical, imminently accessible legal advisor to developer...

Dan Engle
Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6582

Barbara draws on her extensive background in regional government to counsel clients on the financing, zoning, and tax credit issues that crop up in public-private develop...

Barbara draws on her extensive background in regional government to counsel...

Barbara Geisman
Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6394

Developers, nonprofit corporations, and public entities seek Bill's varied and extensive background in real estate transactions and infrastructure finance.

Developers, nonprofit corporations, and public entities seek Bill's varied ...

Bill Kuehling
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2326

Katriina helps clients navigate challenging land use and zoning issues throughout the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, paving the way for successful developments.

Katriina helps clients navigate challenging land use and zoning issues thro...

Katriina McGuire
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6053

Jennifer is an experienced real estate attorney who provides guidance on a variety of complicated real estate transactions, including purchase and sales, leasing, financi...

Jennifer is an experienced real estate attorney who provides guidance on a ...

Jennifer Price
Partner
Chicago
312 580 2311

Dave is a practical and resourceful business litigator with a long track record of successful results.

Dave is a practical and resourceful business litigator with a long track re...

David Rownd
Senior Counsel
Los Angeles
310 282 9429

Mitchell is an accomplished business and real estate litigator and counselor.

Mitchell is an accomplished business and real estate litigator and counselo...

Mitchell Stein