Eric T. Stach
Eric T. Stach represents local governments and private clients who appear before local governments and/or are involved in real estate development. Mr. Stach counsels on governmental matters, including, but not limited to, litigation, zoning, land use, municipal law, school law, and real estate transactions. He also serves as municipal prosecutor for various local governmental entities. Mr. Stach has routinely appeared on behalf of clients before state and local boards, commissions, agencies, and departments. He has served as an assistant corporate counsel to numerous public sector entities throughout Cook and the collar counties. He has represented commercial and residential real estate developers through all phases of land entitlement, including annexation, zoning approvals, recapture fee agreements, easements, licenses and leases.
Mr. Stach has been involved in civil actions in state and federal courts regarding civil rights, land use, forcible entry and detainer issues, collections, contract disputes, title matters, real estate taxation, administrative review, and general real estate matters.
Mr. Stach served as a staff analyst to the Illinois House of Representatives 93rd Illinois General Assembly. He later served in governmental affairs on behalf of numerous groups including state associations representing Illinois' home building industry, the hotel-motel industry, convention and visitor bureaus, general contractors, apartment owners, physical therapists, podiatrists, home health care practitioners, and a myriad of other groups.
While in law school, Mr. Stach held an externship for the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Review Commission. He also served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association and was Notes and Comments Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
- Civil Litigation
- Land Use & Zoning
- State and Local Government Affairs
- Municipal Law
- Real Estate Development
- Assisted in land use approvals and resulting litigation pertaining to 200+ acre residential development in unincorporated Cook County.
- Drafted comprehensive affordable housing plans for multiple villages.
- Drafted election petitions, referenda, ordinances and all related materials for a suburban mayoral candidate, successfully halving the number of aldermen and changing their terms.
- Lobbied successfully to re-write regulatory acts for physical therapists, podiatrists, interior designers.
- Lobbied to establish the state-funded Council to promote Illinois' viniculture industry.
- Negotiated administrative rules for licensing of real estate leasing agents for apartment industry.
- Negotiated multi-million dollar license for public recreational facility expansion.
- Obtained approvals for development of multi-use suburban property, including annexation, subdivision, recapture, residential and commercial uses, drive-through, and wetlands issues.
- Obtained municipal zoning approval for church expansion adjacent to suburban airport.
- Obtained zoning approvals for a major beverage distribution facility expansion in Lake County.
- Re-wrote zoning ordinance templates and special service agreement templates for a City.
- Successfully litigated eviction of numerous lessees and pursued post-judgment collections.
- Successfully lobbied an initiative to pass and enact Rent Control Pre-Emption Statute.
- Won numerous land use approvals before Cook County Zoning Board of Appeals.
- Won zoning approvals to establish electricity generator plants at two Cook County landfills.
- Trustee, Village of Clarendon Hills Board of Trustees
- J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
- B.A., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
- State of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit