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Land Use, Zoning & Development

Land Use and Zoning is a broad real estate practice area which focuses on a local government’s regulation of private property. At Rosanova & Whitaker, Ltd, our attorneys possess comprehensive experience and understanding of the entire spectrum of land use and zoning matters.

Our firm focuses on the representation of private land owners, builders, contract purchasers, investors, and developers seeking to preserve or expand upon their property rights in applications before governmental entities.     

We have successfully represented clients throughout Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties along with many of the individual municipalities located therein. We regularly appear before City Councils, planning and zoning boards, and other administrative agencies. 

Our representation generally includes the following services, but will be tailored to the individual needs of a client and the specific circumstances:

  • Assistance in selecting an appropriate team of technical consultants 

  • Contract negotiation

  • Perform legal research, along with the formation of a comprehensive strategy and a timeframe for approvals

  • Consultation with municipal staff and officials

  • Preparation of necessary application materials for land use, subdivisions, rezoning, variances, conditional use, planned unit development, etc.  


  • Coordination and collaboration with consultant teams on any required submittal documentation and public processes

  • Preparation of legal notices

  • Presentation of case at public hearing

  • Consultation with elected officials and municipal staff, as appropriate

  • Negotiation of governing documents and/or agreements, including but not limited to Annexation Agreements and Recapture Agreements. 


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Rosanova & Whitaker, Ltd.
445 Jackson Avenue, Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60540