Illinois Commercial Real Estate and Zoning Attorneys

Business Real Estate Lawyers for Construction, Leases and Redevelopment Issues

Businesses, municipalities, and individuals who wish to acquire commercial property to develop or develop existing property face several complex legal hurdles. At Cisar & Mrofka, Ltd., we provide skilled legal guidance with all matters related to commercial real estate and zoning in Illinois. Our attorneys have 50 years of combined experience working with local governments, commercial entities, and individual real estate developers. We have extensive knowledge of the laws and ordinances that govern this area of the law, and we put our experience to work to give our clients innovative and practical solutions that effectively and efficiently accomplish their objectives.

We assist clients with all types of real estate and zoning issues, including but not limited to:

  • Construction Law
  • Easements
  • Economic Incentive Programs
  • Eminent Domain Issues
  • Commercial Leases
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Redevelopment
  • Tax Appeals
  • Zoning Applications
  • Zoning Appeals and Litigation

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Commercial real estate purchases are far more complex than residential transactions. During commercial transactions, there are numerous concerns that must be addressed, such as liens and title defects, financing requirements, insurance requirements, hazardous waste and other environmental issues, zoning and land use ordinances and many others. We have extensive business transaction and contract experience, and we handle the drafting and review of purchase and sale contracts, commercial leasing, landlord/tenant agreements and all other documents related to commercial real estate transactions.

Zoning, Land Use, and Entitlements

We provide assistance with all matters related to zoning and land use, zoning litigation and appeals. Our attorneys assist clients in obtaining commercial land use entitlements; including variances, special use permits, planned developments, subdivisions, and annexations. We have handled these issues for commercial entities, municipalities and units of local government for decades, and we understand what is necessary to secure positive outcomes for our clients.

Real Estate Taxation and Tax Appeals

Property owners and commercial developers are subject to tax assessments from local governing bodies. Tax assessments are not always accurate, and when they are inflated, it can have an adverse impact on your bottom line. When landowners are over-assessed on their property taxes, there are three levels of appeal: the Assessor Level, the Board of Review, and the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board. There are also instances when a property owner has a specific objection that can be challenged in local district court. Our attorneys have in-depth experience with all levels of real estate tax appeals, and we can help ensure you receive a fair assessment of your property.

Commercial real estate and zoning is a complex area of the law. If you have a land development project, you need representation from strong legal counsel with extensive knowledge of these issues. For a personal consultation with one of our skilled Illinois attorneys, contact our office today at 630-530-0000630-530-0000. From our offices in Oakbrook Terrace, we provide skilled counsel, advice and legal representation for clients in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, and surrounding Illinois communities.

Practice Areas

  • IAWA
  • Water Environment Federation
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association