Review the local land use process.
In order to develop property, the first step in the process is to seek all required land use approvals. Chief among them is the zoning approval. This is typically obtained at the local (municipal, county, borough, or township) level, and it often involves a public hearing process followed by a final decision. Such final decisions can be legislative or quasi-judicial in character, and the character can affect the form of judicial review. This white paper discusses the opportunity for judicial review existing for applicant, opponent, and zoning authority alike.
Victor P. Filippini, Jr.
Filippini Law Firm
- Founding Partner of Filippini Law Firm after having served as Illinois local government/real estate practice group leader at a 1000+ attorney international law firm
- Practice emphasizes land use, development, and local government law and finance, having worked on hundreds of developments and achieving positive results, whether in the board room, in the court room, or at the negotiating table
- Frequently conducts seminars and writes articles on a variety of land use matters including annexation, zoning, constitutional land use issues, RLUIPA, subdivision, building, historic preservation, architectural review, public financing options for development, and zoning litigation, as well as various local governmental law topics
- Adjunct professor of law teaching land use, state and local government, and development law at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law
- Co-author of Illinois Jurisprudence, Municipal Law, Annexations, Consolidations, and Transfer of Territory (1st Ed.)
- J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Michigan Law School; A.B. degree, magna cum laude, Harvard College; Northwestern University, School of Professional Studies, Mediation Certification
- Recognized by: The Best Lawyers in America; Best Law Firms in America; Super Lawyers; Leading Lawyers Network; Chambers USA; ALM’s Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyer; recipient of Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association, 2016 Litigation Award
- Can be contacted at [email protected] or 312-300-6549
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