Land Use and Real Estate Litigation

Our lawyers . . .

  • Represented a general contractor in a multi-million dollar mechanics lien suit, involving more than ten lien claimants. After the mortgage holder proposed a settlement of 25% of the lien amount, we envisioned and proposed a complex settlement structure that allowed our client to recover more than 100% of its lien claim.
  • Represented a property owner of seven acres of Lake Michigan lakefront property along north shore in negotiations to sub-divide the property and address issues relating to historic preservation.
  • Represented the purchaser of property in litigation against former property owner relating to alleged environmental contamination.
  • Represented seller of property in defending claims brought under RCRA, where we filed motion to dismiss that was granted with prejudice.
  • Represented property owners before Plan Commission with regard to proposed development of adjacent property that included sensitive wetlands.
  • Represented a condominium association in negotiations to limit the proposed development of property along the Chicago River, which resulted in the ultimate project that was approved being significantly less burdensome than the original proposed development.
  • Represented a developer in lawsuit alleging fraud in the sale of an apartment building.
  • Represented a bank in protecting its security interest when underlying property was subject to federal forfeiture proceedings.
  • Defended property owners against claims brought pursuant to Residential Real Property Disclosure Act.
  • Represent clients in numerous other matters relating to commissions, mechanics liens, breach of partnership agreements, and building code violations.

Chris Kendall has spoken on Land Use at The John Marshall Law School, and has given presentations on real estate and land use litigation on behalf of the Illinois State Bar Association. Chris also co-authored with Susan Connor and attorneys from DLA Piper a chapter on Takings Law in Illinois, published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.


Chris served as a member of the Palatine Zoning Board of Appeals.

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Christopher C. Kendall

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Chicago, Illinois 60603


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