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About the Author

Julie Tappendorf is an equity partner in the
Chicago office of Ancel Glink, P.C. She currently serves as Village Attorney to Glenview, Gilberts, and Lindenhurst and City Attorney to Lake Forest and Park Ridge.

Julie advises local government clients on FOIA, Open Meetings, ethics, social media, and many other issues. She regularly attends board and council meetings and represents local governments in transactional and litigation matters, including defending land use decisions, negotiating and drafting contracts, drafting policies, codes, and ordinances, and advising clients on economic development matters. 

Particular highlights of her recent practice include:
  • Successfully defended a municipality in a lawsuit challenging a zoning approval of a mixed-use development, which case was affirmed by the Illinois Supreme Court.
  • Successfully defended a municipality in an action by property owners challenging the annexation of certain property, affirmed by the Illinois Appellate Court.
  • Negotiated a settlement of a complex breach of contract case to enforce a development agreement involving a mixed-use downtown development.
  • Completed numerous comprehensive rewrites of zoning, subdivision, sign, and other development regulations.
  • Advising communities on day-to-day legal issues relating to ethics, meeting procedures, and local records laws, including preparation of administrative policies relating to FOIA, personnel, and zoning hearings.
  • Conducted numerous trainings of government officials and employees on legal issues with social media use, how to respond to a First Amendment audit, among many other legal topics.
Julie has published on a variety of land use and government issues, including a land use casebook, a book on development agreements, and numerous chapters and articles on architectural design, annexation and subdivisions, social media, and regulating distressed properties. She is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences on housing and the economy, sunshine laws, ethics, zoning procedures, and various land use issues. She co-authored the book "Development by Agreement: A Toolbook for Land Developers and Local Governments" and Local Governments and Social Media: Navigating the New Public Square (second edition forthcoming). She also co-authored the two-volume treatise "Handling the Land Use Case," which is updated on an annual basis.

She is a faculty member of the ALI-ABA Land Use Institute.  She served on the editorial board of the University of Hawai'i Law Review while at the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law.   

Julie is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Planning Association (Amicus Committee and Planning and Law Division). She is admitted to practice in the Illinois state courts, Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Prior to her law career, Julie served for eight years (active and reserves) in the United States Army, Military Intelligence Branch, as a Korean cryptologic-linguist.

Visit Ancel Glink's website at http://ancelglink.com/ and Twitter page @MunicipalMinute.

Blog comments do not reflect the views or opinions of the Author or Ancel Glink.


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