Donna J. Pugh is a partner at Foley Lardner LLP where she focuses her practice on... more
Donna J. Pugh is a partner at Foley Lardner LLP where she focuses her practice on obtaining governmental approvals related to land use and zoning on behalf of her retail, health care and corporate clients. With her approach of bridging the gap between client, civic and municipal needs, Ms. Pugh has an exceptionally high success rate of securing necessary entitlements for land development proje... view profile
Julie is a partner with Ancel Glink in Chicago, practicing in the areas of local... more
Julie is a partner with Ancel Glink in Chicago, practicing in the areas of local government, land use, economic development, and zoning litigation. Julie has published on a variety of land use and government issues, including co-authoring two books on development agreements and conditions titled Development by Agreement: A Toolkit for Local Governments and Land Developers (ABA Press 2012) a... view profile
Christina Morrison joined Day & Robert, P.C. in 2007 following her graduation from... more
Christina Morrison joined Day & Robert, P.C. in 2007 following her graduation from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her admission to the Illinois bar. After receiving a BA in Sociology from Lincoln University, Christina worked as a state social worker for abused and neglected children before embarking on her law school career. While at Chicago-Kent, Christina was recognized with the CALI Excell... view profile
Mark Sargis has practiced environmental, zoning and land use law since 1986,... more
Mark Sargis has practiced environmental, zoning and land use law since 1986, representing corporate clients, small businesses, financial institutions, and individuals. He focuses his practice in Illinois and neighboring Midwestern states, dealing with federal and state law, as well as local ordinances and regulation.
Scott E. Pointner joined Rathje Woodward, LLC in 1999 and became a member in 2002.... more
Scott E. Pointner joined Rathje Woodward, LLC in 1999 and became a member in 2002. He is an AV - rated lawyer in the Martindale - Hubbell Law Directory (the highest possible distinction). Scott concentrates his practice in three broad categories: commercial real estate, commercial litigation, and general corporate and finance. Currently, Scott is General Counsel for the Wheaton Chamber of ... view profile
Practice is concentrated in Local Government Law/Municipal Law, including... more
Practice is concentrated in Local Government Law/Municipal Law, including representation of dozens of Public Libraries. He has experience with a wide range of municipal law issues including public finances, multi-million dollar capital improvement projects, Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act and personnel. He has eminent domain experience representing both units of local government a... view profile
Land use / zoning attorneys help you understand land use laws and zoning regulations, both of which concern how you use your land (for businesses, homes, farms, factories, etc.). Zoning regulations specify things such as how close together different types of buildings can be (for example, single-family homes versus high-rise apartment buildings), how far back from the sidewalk buildings must be set, how high you can build, and how much parking you need to provide. A land use / zoning attorney can determine which rules apply to your property and development activities, and whether you qualify for any exceptions to these rules.