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Gregory J. Barry practices at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where he works with local governments on annexation and disconnection proceedings, eminent domain litigation, land use, and zoning issues. In addition to writing about telecommunications facilities and zoning matters, he has also written about personal injury law and construction law and has spoken on Medicaid planning issues. He is a member of the American, Illinois State, and McHenry County Bar Associations. Mr. Barry received his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Brian W. Baugh is an associate at Storino, Ramello & Durkin in Rosemont, where he concentrates in municipal law, having represented and advised municipal corporations and sanitary districts as to general procedural matters, contracts, leases, annexation and development agreements, land use and zoning matters, utilities, industrial revenue bond issues, general obligation bond issues, and tax increment financing matters. Mr. Baugh received baccalaureate degrees (with honors) in accounting and finance from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law.
Daniel J. Bolin is an attorney at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Chicago, where he concentrates in local government, land use, elections, and litigation. He 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. He 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. Mr. Bolin 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.
Kelly A. Cahill is a Partner at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where she concentrates in municipal and employment law. She 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. She 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 represents municipalities in all aspects of growth from 4,000 to 100,000 and has advised numerous communities on their transition to home rule. He also represents a number of water agencies during their multimillion-dollar construction phase and during mature operations. 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. Mr. Diamond is the originating General Editor of the IICLE® municipal law and school law handbooks and has participated in numerous seminars on these subjects. He is the Editor of the ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL HANDBOOK, published by the Illinois Municipal League. He is also one of the authors of the ILLINOIS PARK DISTRICT LAW HANDBOOK, now in its 7th edition, published by the Illinois Association of Park Districts, and a handbook on township law. Mr. Diamond has written many articles on local government law. He has taught municipal law at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and The John Marshall Law School and is Past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Law Section Council. In over 40 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. He 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 and the firm concentrate their practice in the representation of municipalities. He has acted or continues to act as corporate counsel for the City of Woodstock and the Villages of Lake in the Hills, Johnsburg, Lakewood, Bull Valley, and Hebron. He also has represented the Lake in the Hills Police Commission. He and the firm act as special counsel to units of local government regarding exaction fees, cable television, and environmental issues. He lectures frequently on municipal law topics and has authored articles for the ISBA, the Illinois Municipal League, IICLE®, the National Business Institute, and the Illinois Municipal Review. For several years, he has been named by his Illinois peers as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer in the areas of land use and family law. 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 of the Illinois Municipal League. Mr. Flood received his B.A. with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. with honors from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Kent M. Floros is a Partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago. He serves as bond counsel and disclosure counsel to governmental entities throughout the State of Illinois and as underwriter’s counsel to major investment banking firms. He has also served as pension disclosure counsel with respect to bond issuances by several large Illinois issuers, in which role he has drafted or revised such disclosures in response to enforcement actions by the SEC. He is a member of the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association, and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. Mr. Floros received his B.S. and his M.S. from Marquette University College of Business and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Gregory W. Jones is a Partner at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Chicago, where he focuses on land use, zoning, and local government. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and 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.
Kelly K. Kost is a Partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago. He serves as bond counsel and disclosure counsel to governmental entities throughout the State of Illinois and as underwriter’s counsel to major investment banking firms. He is a member of the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association and the Illinois Association of Park Districts. He has been a panelist and speaker on public finance topics at numerous seminars and conferences conducted by Illinois municipal corporations, associations, and bond market participants. He has spoken extensively about municipal law, tax caps, limited tax bonds, and municipal disclosure to various client and educational groups. Mr. Kost received his B.A. from Monmouth College and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.
Christopher J. Murdoch is a Partner at Emry Murdoch LLC in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on commercial litigation, land use, and eminent domain. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer (2014 – 2021) and a Leading Lawyer and is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbel. Mr. Murdoch received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Bernard Z. Paul is in private practice in DeKalb, where he concentrates his practice in municipal law. He represents numerous home-rule and non-home-rule cities, villages, and other units of local government. He has twice chaired the Illinois State Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section Council and is a former Chair of the Illinois Municipal League Committee of Home Rule Attorneys. Mr. Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
David S. Silverman is a Partner at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Chicago, where he is co-chair of the Zoning and Land Use Group and co-editor of the group’s newsletter, In the Zone. He focuses his practice on local government, land use, and economic development. He teaches the Land Use Control and Zoning course at The John Marshall Law School. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Land Institute, and the Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International. 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, P.C., in Vernon Hills, where he represents municipalities, park districts, and other special districts, focusing on public finance, zoning and economic development, real estate law, and telecommunications. He has spoken and written extensively on these areas. His principal focus is economic development and public finance, counseling municipalities on the leveraging of public debt financing and private investment to create new public improvements and enhance economic development opportunities. He actively participates in the Illinois City/County Management Association, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors — Illinois Chapter, the Lake County Municipal League, and the Northwest Municipal Conference. Mr. Simon received his B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. from the 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. He 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. Mr. Smoron 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.
Paul L. Stephanides serves as village attorney for the Village of Oak Park. He is also President of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association (2020 – present), Regional Vice President of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (2016 – present), and a past Chair of the Illinois Municipal League Home Rule Attorneys Committee (2018). Mr. Stephanides received his J.D. from DePaul University 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 Past Cochair of the Chicago Bar Association/Chicago Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Week, and a member of the American Planning Association’s Amicus Committee and Planning and Law Division. She currently serves as village attorney to the Villages of Glenview, Gilberts, and Lindenhurst and city attorney to the Cities of Lake Forest and Park Ridge. Prior to her law career, she served in the United States Army, Military Intelligence Branch, as a Korean cryptologic linguist. She is also the author and moderator of the local government blog, Municipal Minute, where she writes about land use and other local government issues. Ms. Tappendorf 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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