Local Government

Illinois Local Government Attorneys

Experienced Municipal Law Attorneys Representing Governments and Utilities in Kane County and Across Illinois

When local governments want to enter into transactions, such as a contract to acquire real property for a new project, there are numerous federal and state laws, regulatory codes and ordinances that must be addressed. Navigating these legal complexities requires the skilled guidance of local government attorneys with a strong track record of success in this area of the law. Otherwise, municipalities and can open themselves up to liability exposure and costly real estate litigation down the road.

For decades, Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. has represented local governments and businesses for real estate acquisitions, litigation, and other related matters. During that time, we have established a legacy of integrity and exceptional advocacy that continues today. We understand the complicated nature of municipal law and the mountain of legal hurdles that must be overcome to ensure success. We put our extensive experience to work for each client we serve.

Over the years, countless municipalities and private businesses have trusted us to guide them through municipal activities, including the real estate acquisition process. We have handled property acquisitions for everything from fiber optic cable improvements to sanitary sewer systems to forest preserves. Some of our current and former clients include:

  • AT&T
  • The Village of Carol Stream
  • Fox Valley Park District
  • Kane County Sheriff
  • Kane County Board
  • Kane County Forest Preserve District
  • Kendall County Board

Common Municipal Liability Issues

When a municipality or business needs land for a development project, there are several issues that must be addressed, including:

  • Eminent Domain
  • Zoning and Land Use Restrictions
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requirements
  • Landfill siting and other Illinois Pollution Control Board Administrative Proceedings
  • Open Meetings Act Requirements
  • Public Notice Requirements
  • Public Contracts
  • Intergovernmental Agreements
  • Many Others

Municipal law can encompass both state and federal law and involve a complicated web of (sometimes contradictory) statutes, regulatory codes, and local ordinances. If you are a local government entity or your business deals with local municipalities, you need wise legal counsel from attorneys with in-depth knowledge of this unique area of the law.

At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., our century-long tradition of integrity and exceptional advocacy gives our clients the confidence to successfully navigate the complexities of municipal law. Contact us today at 630-907-0909 for a personal consultation. From our offices in Aurora IL, we represent local governments in Chicago, Rockford, Naperville, Oswego, Montgomery, Sugar Grove, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, DeKalb County, Cook County, and communities throughout Northern and Central Illinois.

Our Lawyers


We have some of the finest attorneys practicing today. They are recognized nationally for their skill and integrity. Each one is dedicated to helping people and to securing justice. Our different areas of focus are used collaboratively to provide comprehensive remedies and solutions. Contact one of us and we will all roll up our sleeves and work for you.


Our Office


We provide the experience, resources and facilities of a big-city firm without the inconvenience and expense of driving and parking in Chicago. Located 40 miles west of Chicago on the far west side of Aurora, we are easy to reach from anywhere in northern Illinois.