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Elrod Friedman LLP

Real Estate

5 ranked lawyersBand 1IllinoisUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A well regarded real estate practice. Advises on zoning and land use law for both public and private sector matters. Experienced in development and redevelopment matters for housing programs, downtown developments and development regulations. On private sector they advise on all types of land development projects, including retail, office and recreational sites.

Strengths

One client says: "They are a very professional group, they provide excellent customer service and are able to adapt to changing conditions."

"They are extremely knowledgeable and  insightful," says a source, describing the attorneys as "skilled in drafting, negotiating and presenting complex matters in a manner that public bodies can understand."

An impressed source comments: "Elrod Friedman provides legal services that are of the highest caliber, and is articulate and passionate."

Work highlights

Continues to represent both Hines and Med Properties Group in relation to the $500 million Oak Brook Commons mixed-use development.

Notable practitioners

Ben Schuster is best known for his advice to the planning committees and departments of Illinois municipalities.
"Ben Schuster is excellent with agreements, contracts and handling complex Freedom of Information requests." "He is responsive, always available and has a keen understanding of the law in this area."

Hart Passman splits his land use practice between advising developers and local governments.
"His preparation reflects a level of care and studiousness that is unique among lawyers in any field. He is reliable and confident in his approach to his work." "Hart is a skilled drafter and negotiator."

Peter Friedman is recognized for his representation of municipalities in public funding, land use and zoning matters.
"He is able to provide practical and strategic insights quickly and confidently.""He is excellent with navigating complex matters related to all of their practice areas."

Steven Elrod is known as a preeminent attorney in land use and local government matters.
"He is extremely knowledgeable, insightful and skilled in drafting." "He is very affable, very nice to work with, and is incredibly professional."

Stewart Weiss advises both municipal and company clients on zoning and permitting issues.
"He has a sophisticated approach, provides in-depth knowledge and has an expert ability to translate complex issues." "He provides perspective, alternatives and likely outcomes of varying scenarios; he is tremendously helpful."

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Illinois

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Ben Schuster
Band 3
Hart M Passman
Up and Coming
Peter Friedman
Band 1
Steven M Elrod
Star Individuals
Stewart Weiss
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