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Practice Areas
Local Government
Land Use
Litigation
Education
J.D., Boston University School of Law 
B.A., Marquette University
Bar & Court Admissions
Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Memberships
Illinois State Bar Association 
Chicago Bar Association
Former Chair, Chicago Bar Association Local Government Committee

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Mark R. Heinle
Associate

Mark practices in the areas of municipal law, zoning and land use, economic development, litigation, code enforcement and compliance, evictions, and foreclosures. 

He advises municipal clients on a variety of governmental issues and transactional matters, including negotiating and drafting contracts, intergovernmental agreements, development, economic incentive and annexation agreements, zoning and land use controls and relief.  Mark concentrates on building code enforcement and nuisance properties and has extensive experience litigating demolition cases and code enforcement cases seeking injunctive relief and fines.  Mark advises his clients on a variety of regulatory compliance issues, such as prevailing wages, conducting open meetings, advising, responding and litigating Freedom of Information requests, and advises his clients on a variety of other substantive and procedural rules. Mark has prosecuted and defended against foreclosures, administrative review actions, forcible entry and detainer, and tort cases on behalf of his governmental and private clients.

Mark provides services to many governmental clients and currently serves as counsel to the Village of Coal City, Village of Harwood Heights and serves as special counsel to the Village of Bellwood.  He graduated cum laude from Marquette University in 2001 and earned his Juris Doctor from the Boston University School of Law three years later, joining the firm following graduation

Experience

Particular highlights of his recent practice include:
  • Negotiated development agreement and contract to purchase land, worked on financing and zoning relief in connection with $20+ million commercial redevelopment of industrial area 
  • Successfully litigated demolition cases involving blighted commercial and residential properties
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Presentations

Mark has addressed conferences for governmental attorneys and local government officials on code enforcement, lien practice, and control over the built environment during times of economic crisis.

Publications

Mark has published on a variety of land use, local government, and related matters, including the following: 
  • “Procedures and Practices,” Municipal Organization, Operation and Governance (Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012)