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

Direct Phone:  847.856.5440
Fax:  847.247.7405

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Local Government
Park Districts
Land Use
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.S., Washington University in St. Louis 
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Northern District of Illinois
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Adam B. Simon

Adam emphasizes responsiveness and pragmatic solutions when counseling clients.

Adam‘s practice focuses 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 public private partnerships which leverage public financing and private investment to create new public improvements and enhance economic development opportunities. He has helped to organize special service areas, business redevelopment districts and tax increment financing (TIF) districts. 

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.  Adam serves as issuer's counsel for the sale of general obligation, revenue and alternate revenue bonds.  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 counsels the firm’s clients on cellular zoning and ground leases, right-of-way management and franchising. More recently, Adam has developed materials for our clients related to the regulation and siting of solar farms and community solar projects.

Adam has served as corporation counsel to more than a dozen local governments throughout Illinois. 


  • Solar Farm Zoning Regulations, City of Charleston, 2018
  • Debt Service Extension Base Referendum, Clarendon Hills Park District, 2010
  • Limiting Rate Referendum, Channahon Park District, 2011
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  • Danger Zone: Managing Controversial Zoning Hearings, ILCMA Winter Conference, February 2018
  • Public Pfinance for Parks, Ehlers and Ancel Glink Webinar, October 2017
  • Sex, Guns and God!, the First and Second Amendments and Local Regulations,  American Planning Association, July 23, 2013
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  • Land Use Law: Zoning in the 21st Century, co-author, January 2015
  • The FCC once again more made it easier to locate cellular antennas, In the Zone, Spring 2015
  • Zoning for Economic Development, ILCMA Newsletter, April 2016
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