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The attorneys and professionals of Faegre Drinker’s state of Illinois government and quasi-government relations team leverages our long-standing relationships with elected officials and key players at all levels of government to advance your organization’s goals. Faegre Drinker has extensive experience representing government and quasi-government entities on a wide range of matters. We are your strategic advocate — poised to manage the challenges and seize the opportunities that emerge at the intersection of your business and government. 

Faegre Drinker Consulting professionals do not act as attorneys for clients. Learn more about the Faegre Drinker Consulting practice.

Our state and local relations attorneys and professionals collaborate to develop pragmatic solutions and strategies to help advance your goals through:

  • Legislative, administrative and executive branch lobbying
  • Issues monitoring and public policy research 
  • Bill drafting
  • Campaign finance, lobbying and ethics compliance, including:
    • Permissibility of political contributions and activities by corporations, PACs and other entities
    • Reporting and registration requirements and ethics restrictions applicable to contributors
    • Pay-to-play laws
    • Lobbying registration and reporting compliance
    • Gift rules
  • Economic development initiatives
  • Real estate development matters:
    • Land use and zoning
    • Incentives including Tax increment financing (TIF), property tax incentives, PILOTs, historic preservation and tax abatement
    • Redevelopment agreements
    • Acquisitions and dispositions involving governmental and quasi-governmental entities
    • Annexations and Pre-Annexation Development Agreements
    • Condemnation/eminent domain
  • Procurement, negotiation and maintenance of government contracts 
  • Formation and implementation of public-private partnerships
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