Saved Client Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

In a case of first impression in Illinois, our attorneys successfully argued to the Illinois Appellate Court that the engineering company was entitled to a defense. This result saved the client hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Successful Arbitration Award

An example of representation is the recent defense of a claim for control of corporate ownership and patent rights in which the firm obtained a successful arbitration award thus allowing the client to retain control of the corporate shares and all patent rights.

Successful Defense of Both Sheriffs and Prisoners

Our attorneys successfully defended several sheriff’s deputies accused of unlawful search and seizure and false arrest. We have also successfully defended dozens of claims filed by prisoners or detainees who claimed they were denied civil rights while in custody.

Assisted Prominent Developer in 10 Million Purchase

We assisted a prominent developer’s recent purchase of a $10 million office parcel in suburban Cook County. Our work didn’t stop with just the purchase, we assisted in the rezoning of that parcel to accommodate industrial uses, borrowing for the construction of an industrial building, negotiation with the municipality in the permitting process, and the leasing of the site to an industrial end user.

Hearing Recommendation Upheld Upon Appeal

In re Application for Local Siting Approval for Groot Industries Lake Transfer Station, Case 2013-01. In this application for siting of a waste transfer station in the Village of Round Lake Park, Mr. Luetkehans was the hearing officer on behalf of Village and conducted the hearing (and issued a written recommendation following the hearing as required by the Illinois Environmental Protection Act). Phil Luetkehans managed all aspects of the hearing, including establishing procedural rules for the hearing and ruling on substantive objections and motions. Mr. Luetkehans’ recommendation was followed by the Village Board and was upheld upon appeal.

Obtained Denial of Turbine Project on Behalf of Our Clients

Successfully obtained the denial of a 118-wind turbine project that was proposed by Invenergy in Livingston County, Illinois and a proposed 68-wind turbine project in DeWitt County.  He litigated and was granted summary judgment in the Livingston County case on behalf of his clients.

Easements Obtained 

We recently finalized obtaining several easements necessary for a $20 million waterworks project.

Successfully Overturned Lake County District Map

Our firm oversaw drawing and enacting the 2001 and 2011 maps for the County of DuPage. We successfully overturned the Lake County map in 2002 due to flaws in the enacted map and represented Bureau County in the redistricting litigation that arose out of its 2001 map.