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Louis I. Lang, Of Counsel

State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is Of Counsel to the Del Galdo Law Group, LLC. Rep. Lang, who has served 30 years in the Illinois House of Representatives and currently serves as the Deputy Majority Leader, focuses his legal practice on local government and municipal economic development, and election law. Rep. Lang is the former attorney for Niles Township, as well as the former Chief Counsel for the Cook County Emergency Telephone Systems Board. He also serves as the Democratic Committeeman for Niles Township, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party, and the National Secretary of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. In his political roles, Rep. Lang advises candidates on election law, fundraising, field operations, message development, and cultivating electoral coalitions, such as with organized labor local unions. As a lawmaker, in the realm of public finance, in 2017 Rep. Lang steered legislation to the Governor’s desk that reforms how Illinois school districts can responsibly and transparently extend their bond limit authority. Rep. Lang also served as the chief sponsor of the 2009 capital bill that invested $31 billion into state and local infrastructure projects. Additionally, Rep. Lang had served for many years as the chief House sponsor of legislation to expand gaming in Illinois, including Chicago’s South Suburbs. Rep. Lang’s House district includes Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove and the 50th Ward in the City of Chicago.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

  • Local Government and Municipal Law
  • Election Law
  • Economic Development
  • Real Estate Development
  • Legislation
  • Civil Commercial Litigation
  • Government Affairs

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Representing thousands of Commercial enterprises in litigation
  • Niles Township Attorney
  • Chief Counsel for Cook County Emergency Telephone Systems Board
  • Representation of many developers and land use applicants
  • Representation of long-term care facility
  • Representation of medical transit company
  • Representation of a waste management company
  • Representation of warehouse and distribution center
  • Representation of contactors in building and land use issues
  • Representation of minority developer as litigation advisor
  • Recurring public speaker on elections, election law, and Municipal Government, as well as State Government
  • Thirty years in State Government as elected State Representative, and as Deputy Majority Leader
  • Fifteen years in Local Government as appointed Attorney

EDUCATION

  • JD; DePaul University College of Law, with Honors
  • BA; University of Illinois Champaign, with High Honors

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE/BAR AFFILIATIONS

  • All Illinois Courts
  • U.S. District Court of Northern District of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers