Tressler LLP has one of the most experienced and multi-faceted Government practices in Illinois and have represented municipalities, cities, villages, park districts, school districts and other public entities and their board members, officers and staff throughout the Chicago metropolitan area for more than 40 years. Tressler has been able to integrate senior attorneys previously associated with other Local Government firms, including Friedman & Holtz and Raysa & Zimmermann, into the Government practice to increase our depth and breadth. As a result, Tressler boasts one of the deepest and most experienced Government practices in the state of Illinois.

For decades, Tressler’s Government attorneys have served as in-house and external counsel to a variety of entities. We possess a unique “in their shoes” understanding and appreciation of the problems managers and administrators encounter on a day-to-day basis. We know firsthand that the responsibilities required in handling numerous sensitive situations, often on short notice and with minimal administrative help. We also know that “one size” representation definitely does not fit all, so we apply our knowledge and experience to provide flexible, practical and timely solutions specific to the government entity we represent.

As local governments are faced with increasingly complex regulatory matters and ever-growing exposure to litigation, we offer a diverse array of talent to serve our clients’ needs. From our Chicago and Bolingbrook offices, Tressler’s Government attorneys are able to provide advice and representation in a wide variety of matters, including:

  • General Counsel Services
  • Finance and Taxation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Estate, Development and Land Use/Zoning
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law
  • Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Education Law

Recognized for our knowledge in the representation of government entities, members of our practice group are frequently invited to lecture at conferences sponsored by the Illinois Municipal League, the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association, Illinois Association of Park Districts, Illinois Association of School Administrators and a myriad of other local government groups. We have also authored books and various chapters in “must-have” handbooks for elected officials and government personnel.