Kurt's practice focuses on representing units of local government and zoning and land use matters.
Kurt has represented local governments for his entire legal career. Through his experience, Kurt has come to understand the dynamics of how public entities operate, and the legal issues that they face. Kurt advises local governments on a broad array of legal topics, including compliance with the Open Meetings Act and FOIA, zoning and land use issues, election law, employment matters, competitive procurement requirements, and other transactional matters. Prior to joining Ancel Glink, Kurt practiced at a local government law firm in suburban Cook County where he represented municipalities, townships, park districts, school districts, and community college districts. In addition to his representation of public entities, Kurt represents private entities in zoning and land use matters. Kurt also has considerable litigation experience representing retail corporations, not-for-profit companies, and religious institutions in civil litigation, including premises liability, construction defects, nursing home negligence, and school liability.
Kurt graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and earned his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While in law school, Kurt received Dean’s List Honors, and was awarded the CALI Award of Excellence for earning the highest grade in Commercial Law.
- Attended public board meetings as corporate counsel for various units of local governments.
- Represented municipal zoning boards of appeal.
- Successfully obtained a special use permit for a medical cannabis dispensary from the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals.
- Assisted in obtaining a height variance for the installation of football stadium lighting at a suburban high school.
- Drafted and negotiated a wide variety of contracts and intergovernmental agreements on behalf of local governments.