Our professionals know Illinois government first-hand, having served in both its legislative and executive branches, and having represented a wide range of clients including corporations, associations, partnerships, non-profits, governments and individuals.
Our professionals have particular substantive expertise in many fields, including: utility regulation, insurance law, health care, land use and zoning, property taxation, pension system administration, transportation, professional regulation and municipal law. We also have experience in the areas of government procurement and agency rulemaking.
We bring substantial resources to our practice. Our Springfield office, located a block and a half from the state capitol, is staffed throughout the year. In Chicago, our offices are located across the street from the James R. Thompson Center (the state executive offices).
In Chicago, we are housed within the suite of a 450-attorney law firm with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C, among other cities, affording us with substantial resources and ready access to attorneys who concentrate in virtually every legal discipline. We have a fully-equipped and stocked library, and subscribe to numerous electronic data bases and governmental periodicals and newsletters.
In addition to pursuing specific client objectives in our government relations work, we provide comprehensive monitoring of all bills, amendments, conference committee reports and resolutions introduced before the General Assembly. We also monitor all rulemaking efforts of state agencies, and review of major Illinois newspapers for articles pertaining to Illinois government.