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Adam provides counsel to local governments on issues that arise on a day-to-day basis, with a focus on public finance, zoning and economic development, real estate law, and telecommunications.

Adam combines his experience in economic development and public finance to counsel municipalities on the leveraging of public debt financing and private investment to create new public improvements and enhance economic development opportunities. He has helped to organize a number of special service areas, business redevelopment districts and tax increment financing (TIF) districts. Adam also serves as issuer's counsel for the sale of general obligation, revenue and alternate revenue bonds. With respect to general public finance, Adam has presented seminars and counsels the firm's clients on the preparation and calculation of the annual tax levy, preparation of the annual budget ordinance and cooperates with independent financial advisors to create capital expenditure plans.   He has also counseled a number of clients on successful referendum campaigns related to capital improvements and increases in the limiting rate and debt service extension base.

Adam also counsels the firm’s clients on cellular zoning and ground leases, right-of-way management and franchising. Related to this interest, Adam has lectured or written on topics ranging from municipal broadband authority, federal preemption of local zoning authority over satellite dishes and cellular antennas, and E-mail and Internet use policies. 


Practice areas


  1. State & Local Law: 50%
    19 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
    19 years
  3. Public Finance: 10%
    17 years
  4. Telecommunications: 10%
    17 years
  5. Real Estate: 10%
    19 years

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Ancel Glink Diamond Bush Dicianni & Krafthefer PC

175 E. Hawthorn Parkway
Suite 145
Vernon Hills, IL, 60061


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199705/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAncel Glink1999 - Present
Assistant States AttorneyLake County State's Attorney's Office1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Municipal ConferenceAttorneys' Committee2011 - Present
Illinois City/County Management AssociationCorporate Partner2010 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Illinois NATOAMember2000 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Boys and Girls Club of Lake CountyBoard Member2007 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Law Journal Press publicationLand Use Law: Zoning in the 21st centure2015
In the ZoneThe FCC once again made it easier to local cellular antennas2015
APA Planning and Law DivisionHow to Discovery a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Washington University in St. LouisN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter ConferenceGuns, Drugs & E-Cigarettes2014
Summer ConferenceRoadmap for Construction Projects2014
Illinois Municipal League ConferenceSecond Amendment & Zoning: The Other Side of Concealed Carry2014