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Practice Areas
Real Estate & Land Banking
Local Government
Land Use
Education
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
B.A., University of Michigan
Bar & Court Admissions
Illinois
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Chicago Bar Association

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Caitlyn Sharrow
Associate

Caitlyn focuses her practice on land banking, real estate, and land use law.

Caitlyn currently guides two regional land banks and their partners through complex real estate matters related to the rehabilitation and redevelopment of vacant and blighted industrial, commercial, and residential properties.

As counsel to the Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) and South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority (SSLBDA), Caitlyn identifies, develops, and implements comprehensive legal strategies for acquiring, managing, and repurposing properties. Among other skills, Caitlyn facilitates strategic property acquisitions through abandonment, foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, donation, and sale. Caitlyn is an integral member of a team of land bank attorneys that know how to structure transactions so that government powers and private partnerships are leveraged to enhance rehabilitation efforts. Caitlyn assists her clients by employing legal strategies that expedite redevelopment projects, mitigate risk, and generate revenue for future operations.

Presentations

  • "Update on Planning, Land Use, and Eminent Domain Decisions: Signs" (assisted in preparing handout materials)
  • “SSLBDA Abandonment Program: Partnering with Municipalities to Bring Vacant Properties Back
    to Life,” South Suburban Housing Collaborative, October 2017
  • Contributor to Quorum Forum, the firm’s podcast released monthly

Publications

  • “Land Use Law: Zoning in the 21st Century,” Law Journal Press, January 2015 (assisted drafting of
    foreclosure and distressed properties chapter)
  • Co-contributor of Ancel Glink Today, the firm’s e-newsletter distributed to firm clients twice each
    month