Jessica R. Fese
(708) 222-7000

Jessica R. Fese

Jessica Fese concentrates her practice on municipal, transactional, and real estate law. Jessica focuses on the representation of local units of government and their officials. She enjoys working on complex real estate development projects for municipal and private clients, and represents clients on a myriad of matters relating to the day to day operations of municipal government.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Municipal Law
  • Land Use and Planning
  • Legislation
  • Contract/Transactional Law
  • Real Estate Development

Representative Experience:

  • Representation of various municipalities and private developers in the negotiation, sale, and redevelopment of real estate located in Tax Increment Financing Districts
  • Representation of municipal clients in the establishment and development of Tax Increment Financing Districts and related redevelopment projects
  • Advised local governments on issues related to federal, state and local laws, including OMA and FOIA related issues
  • Prepared legislation, redevelopment agreements, policies, and various contracts for governmental clients


  • J.D., Cum Laude, DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, IL
    • Dean’s List
    • Housing and Community Development Clinic
    • C.A.L.I. Excellence For the Future Award- Foreign Relations
  • B.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology, Cum Laude, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
    • Dean’s List
    • Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society

Admitted to Practice:

  • Illinois

Bar Associations:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association