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Gregory J. Barry is an associate at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where he focuses on estate planning and administration, real estate, and the tax and financial aspects of municipal law. Following his appointment by Governor Pritzker in 2019, he serves as the Public Guardian and Public Administrator of McHenry County. He frequently presents on financial and healthcare issues and has been published in several journals. He serves on the board of several local nonprofit organizations dedicated to assisting seniors and is a member of the Illinois Guardianship Association. Mr. Barry received his B.A. with high honors from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Daniel J. Bolin is an attorney at Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C., in Chicago, where he concentrates in local government, land use, elections, and litigation. Mr. Bolin has authored articles on zoning, urban agriculture, and gun regulation considerations for zoning and planning officials. He earned a CALI Award in Real Estate Development. Mr. Bolin is a member of the American Planning Association, Planning and Law Division, and is Past Chair of the Election Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Robert K. Bush is a Partner at Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C., in Chicago, where he heads the firm’s park district practice and represents numerous Illinois public entities in both corporate and litigation settings. He presently serves as Village Attorney for the Villages of Lisle and Harwood Heights and as Park District Counsel to the Park District of Highland Park, the Park District of LaGrange, the McHenry County Conservation District, the Cary Park District, and the Hoffman Estates Park District, among many others. Mr. Bush works closely with the many self-insurance pools represented by the firm and is the corporate counsel for various self-insurance risk pools throughout Illinois. He has authored the ILLINOIS PARK DISTRICT LAW HANDBOOK, published by the Illinois Association of Park Districts, now in its 7th edition, and is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences on local government and workers’ compensation issues. Since May 2005, Mr. Bush has been named by Chicago Magazine as one of the top attorneys in the State of Illinois representing cities, municipalities, and other local governments. He is a member of the American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations. Mr. Bush received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Kelly A. Cahill is a Partner at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where she concentrates in municipal and employment law. Ms. Cahill serves as Municipal Attorney for the Villages of Algonquin and Deer Park and as counsel for the planning and zoning boards of the Cities of Genoa and McHenry. Ms. Cahill also works with private developers engaged in the municipal development process in cities and villages not represented by the firm. These developers often are interested in annexations, zoning, subdivisions of property, and cellular telephone tower placement. She has written and spoken numerous times on local government. She is a member of the Illinois State and McHenry County Bar Associations. Ms. Cahill received her B.S. with honors from Valparaiso University and her J.D. with honors (Order of the Coif) from DePaul University College of Law.
Stewart H. Diamond is a Partner at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Chicago where he concentrates his practice in representation of local governmental bodies. Mr. Diamond is the originating General Editor of the IICLE® handbooks MUNICIPAL LAW AND PRACTICE IN ILLINOIS and ILLINOIS SCHOOL LAW and has participated in numerous seminars on these subjects. He is one of the authors of the ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL HANDBOOK, published by the Illinois Municipal League. He is also one of the authors of THE HANDBOOK ON ILLINOIS PARK DISTRICT LAW, published by the Illinois Association of Park Districts, and a handbook on township law. He has written many articles on local government law. He drafted one of the first contract and bylaws agreements for a comprehensive intergovernmental self-insurance pool in the United States and currently represents a large number of intergovernmental self-insurance pools. He has taught municipal law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and is a Past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Law Section Council. He is the author of DIAMOND’S RULES OF ORDER,a set of parliamentary rules for governmental bodies and private organizations. In over 50 years of law practice, he has represented, as regular or special counsel, many governmental bodies in the Chicago metropolitan area and in other parts of the state. Mr. Diamond was educated at the University of Chicago, where he received both his A.B. and his J.D., and University College, Oxford, England.
Richard G. Flood is a Partner at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where he focuses on the representation of municipalities. He is currently Corporate Counsel for the City of Woodstock and the Villages of Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Johnsburg, Bull Valley, and Hebron. He is a Past Chair of the ISBA Local Government Law Section Council, a Past President of the McHenry County Bar Association, and a member of the Legislative Committee for the Illinois Municipal League. Mr. Flood received his B.A. with honors from the University of Illinois and his J.D. with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Thomas W. Good is a Partner at Gorski & Good, LLP, in Wheaton, where he concentrates in all aspects of municipal law. Mr. Good represents the Villages of Woodridge and Third Lake, the Wheaton Mosquito Abatement District, and the DuPage Water Commission. In that capacity, he serves as their principal legal advisor, representing their interests before the circuit, appellate, and Supreme courts of Illinois, negotiating and drafting virtually all of their agreements and contracts, and representing their interests in various bond issues. He is the Chair of the DuPage Housing Authority. Mr. Good received his B.A. from Elmhurst College and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Katherine S. Janega of Highland Park is the former Village Attorney for the Village of Winnetka, from whom she received a commendation resolution recognizing her achievements upon retirement after serving the village for 21 years. Before retiring, Ms. Janega concentrated her practice in the areas of local government and land use law. She has been a member of the planning committee and faculty for IICLE®’s Local Government Law Institute (2013 – 2015) and of the faculty for IICLE®’s New Lawyer Institute (2014). She has also provided pro bono legal services to the Glencoe Historical Society relating to zoning relief and interaction and agreements with the village and local park district in conjunction with the reconstruction of a Frank Lloyd Wright structure and restoration of an adjacent park. She is a member of the American and Illinois State Bar Associations and of Lambda Alpha International — Honorary Society for Land Economics. Ms. Janega received her B.A. from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minnesota, and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Gregory W. Jones is an associate at Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C., in Chicago, where he focuses on land use and local government. Mr. Jones is the coauthor of LAND USE LAW: ZONING IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Law Journal Press, 2015). He is currently leading the comprehensive rewrite of zoning and economic development regulations for several communities across Illinois, and he is serving as tax increment financing counsel for several Illinois communities. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and of the Legislative Committee for the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association. Mr. Jones received his B.A. from the University of Illinois, studied urban planning at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom, and received his J.D. magna cum laude (Order of the Coif) from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was Editor of the law review.
Bernard Z. Paul is in private practice in DeKalb, where he concentrates his practice in municipal law. He represents and has represented numerous cities and villages and other units of local government. He is a member of the American and Illinois State Bar Associations, a former Chair of the ISBA Administrative Law Section Council, and a former Chair of the Illinois Municipal League Committee of Home Rule Attorneys. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Richard A. Redmond is a Partner with Holland & Knight LLP, in Chicago, where he represents clients in eminent domain, regulatory takings, land use, environmental, and other real estate-related litigation. In addition to representing private property owners, he provides legal services to governmental entities, including municipalities and state agencies, in his capacity as a Special Assistant to the Illinois Attorney General. Mr. Redmond also provides advice to lawyers and law firms on professional ethics. Mr. Redmond has served on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility since 1983. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Eminent Domain Committee, and of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
David S. Silverman is a Partner at Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C., in Chicago. He focuses his practice on local government, zoning, land use, and economic development. Mr. Silverman is Legislative Committee Chair for the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association, and he is the Education and Outreach Chair for the Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International in Chicago (Vice President of Chautauqua Programs). Mr. Silverman received his B.A. from Indiana University, his M.U.P. from Wayne State University, and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Adam B. Simon is a Partner at Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C., in Chicago, where he concentrates on land use and real estate, economic development, public finance, and telecommunications. He is a member of the Lake County Bar Association, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and a Corporate Partner of the Illinois City/County Management Association. Mr. Simon received his B.S. in engineering and public policy from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Michael J. Smoron is a Partner at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where he concentrates his practice in land use and local government law. Mr. Smoron is also corporate counsel to the McHenry County villages of Bull Valley, Hebron, and Johnsburg. He has spoken on various municipal law topics before the National Business Institute, IICLE®, Lorman Education Services, and the Illinois Municipal League. He is a member of the Illinois State and McHenry County Bar Associations. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D., Order of the Coif, from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Julie A. Tappendorf is an Equity Partner at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in local government and land use law. She is Cochair of the American Bar Association’s Land Use Committee, is Past Cochair of the Chicago Bar Association/Chicago Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Week, and is a member of the American Planning Association’s Amicus Committee and Planning and Law Division. Ms. Tappendorf currently serves as Village Attorney for the Village of Gilberts and the Village of Lindenhurst and City Attorney to the City of Lake Forest and the City of Park Ridge. Prior to her law career, she served in the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence Branch, as a Korean cryptologic linguist. Ms. Tappendorf is also the author and moderator of the local government blog, Municipal Minute Glenview, where she writes about land use and other local government issues. She received her B.A. from Illinois State University and her J.D. from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law.
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