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175 E. Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 145
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Fax:  847.247.7405

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Local Government
Park Districts
Land Use
Elections
Education
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.S., Washington University in St. Louis 
Bar & Court Admissions
Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Memberships
Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA)
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors – Illinois Chapter (IL-NATOA)
Lake County Municipal League
Northwest Municipal Conference

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Adam B. Simon
Partner

Adam represents municipalities, park districts and other special districts, focusing on a variety of areas, including public finance, zoning and economic development, real estate law, and telecommunications.

Adam combines his experience in economic development and public finance to counsel municipalities on the leveraging of public debt financing and private investment to create new public improvements and enhance economic development opportunities. He has helped to organize a number of special service areas, business redevelopment districts and tax increment financing (TIF) districts. Adam also serves as issuer's counsel for the sale of general obligation, revenue and alternate revenue bonds. With respect to general public finance, Adam has presented seminars and counsels the firm's clients on the preparation and calculation of the annual tax levy, preparation of the annual budget ordinance and cooperates with independent financial advisors to create capital expenditure plans.   He has also counseled a number of clients on successful referendum campaigns related to capital improvements and increases in the limiting rate and debt service extension base.

Adam also counsels the firm’s clients on cellular zoning and ground leases, right-of-way management and franchising. Related to this interest, Adam has lectured or written on topics ranging from municipal broadband authority, federal preemption of local zoning authority over satellite dishes and cellular antennas, and E-mail and Internet use policies. More recently, Adam has developed materials for our clients related to the regulation and siting of wind turbines, both for self-consumption and commercial wind farm developments.

Experience

  • Acquisition of former Gold’s Gym, Gurnee Park District, 2013
  • Real Estate Sale and Redevelopment Agreement, Village of Lincolnshire and The Fresh Market, 2012
  • Sales Tax Sharing Agreements for business-to-consumer and business-to-business retailers
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Presentations

  • Roadmap for Construction Projects; Illinois City/County Management Association Summer Conference, June 12, 2014
  • The Second Amendment and Zoning: The Other Side of Concealed Carry; Lake County Bar Association, Local Government Seminar, April 24, 2014
  • Guns, Drugs, and E-Cigarettes; ILCMA Winter Conference, February 28, 2014
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Publications

  • Holiday Displays: Can Government Restrict Private Holiday Displays on Public Property?, Ancel Glink, September 2013
  • How to Discover a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Encouraging Transparency in Public Hearings, ILCMA Newsletter, April 2013
  • How to Discover a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Encouraging Transparency in Public Hearings, ILCMA Newsletter, April 2013
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