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Julie A. Tappendorf

State, local, and municipal law Attorney at Chicago, IL

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1997
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Julie is an equity 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) and Bargaining for Development (ELI 2003). Julie is also a frequent speaker at local and national conferences on land use and government topics.


She currently serves as City Attorney for Lake Forest and Park Ridge and Village Attorney for Glenview, Gilberts, and Lindenhurst.  She is an Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall Law School and is on the faculty of the ALI-CLE Land Use Institute.  Julie is also the author and moderator of the local government blog, Municipal Minute, where she writes about land use and other local government issues, and Strategically Social, a social media blog.


Prior to her law career, Julie served in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence Branch, as a Korean cryptologic-linguist.  


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Ancel, Glink, P.C.
140 S Dearborn St Ste 600
Chicago, IL, 60603-5226
Ancel, Glink, P.C.
140 S Dearborn St Ste 600
Chicago, IL, 60603-5226
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Equity Partner
  • Ancel Glink Diamond Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • 1997 - 2007
  • Korean Cryptologic Linguist
  • U.S. Army
  • 1988 - 1996


  • University of Hawaii
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Defense Language Institute
  • 1989
  • Illinois State University
  • B.A.
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Strohl v. Village of Fox River Grove
  • Court granted Village's motion to dismiss
  • 1010 Main Street v. Town of Normal
  • Court granted summary judgment in favor of Town
  • People ex rel. Graf v. Village of Lake Bluff
  • Reversed in favor of Village


  • International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • ALI Land Use Institute
  • Faculty
  • 2006 - Present
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Planning Association
  • Member, Planning & Law Division
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Land Use Committee
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Planning Association
  • Amicus Committee
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Partner
  • Holland & Knight
  • 2007
  • Dean’s Scholar
  • University of Hawaii
  • 1996


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Speaking Engagements

  • First Amendment Law
  • 2015
  • Various Conferences
  • Distressed Properties
  • N/A
  • Local conferences
  • Open Meetings & FOIA
  • N/A
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Land use and zoning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"If you need an attorney who knows land use and zoning law inside and out, call Julie! She understands land use issues from both the governmental and developer's side and can help you get the job done!"
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Chicago State, local, and municipal law Lawyer Julie A. Tappendorf
Julie A. Tappendorf
State, local, and municipal law Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 26 years