Practice Areas

The attorneys of Louis F. Cainkar, Ltd. provide a wide range of legal services for local governmental bodies and private clients. Our areas of practice include the following:

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Construction Law

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Corporate Law

Election Law

Labor & Employment Law

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Local Government Law

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Municipal Finance

Municipal Law

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Trusts & Estates

Representation of Local Governmental Bodies

  • Advise and attend meetings of City Councils, Village Boards of Trustees, Boards of Park Commissioners; Library Boards of Trustees; Fire Protection District Boards of Trustees and other boards and committees
  • Advise and attend meetings of Plan Commissions, Zoning Boards of Appeals, Boards of Fire and Police Commissioners, Liquor Control Commissions and other boards and commissions
  • Bond counsel and issuer’s counsel services for general obligation, alternate source revenue, industrial revenue and other municipal bonds
  • Draft ordinances, rules, regulations and administrative policies and procedures
  • Election matters
  • Eminent domain proceedings
  • Employee relations, collective bargaining, employee grievance and discharge arbitrations and proceedings
  • Home rule and non-home rule powers
  • Intergovernmental relations and agreements
  • Land use and zoning issues
  • Negotiation and implementation of annexation agreements
  • Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act Issues
  • Special assessments and special service areas
  • Tax increment financing

Representation of Private Clients

  • Zoning and land use related matters
  • Negotiation of annexation agreements and redevelopment agreements
  • Real estate transactions and related matters
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts with units of local governments and school districts
  • Matters pending before zoning boards, plan commissions, local liquor commissioners and other local governmental bodies
  • Election Matters
  • Eminent domain
  • Trusts & Estates

Providing Quality Legal Representation

to cities, villages, park districts, fire protection districts, public library districts and other governmental bodies for more than 60 years