Graham C. Grady
Mr. Grady helps clients obtain government entitlements and solve problems with units of local government. With a focus on the City of Chicago and Cook County, he helps secure necessary approvals for land developments in the Chicago metropolitan area. A consensus builder and negotiator, he maintains excellent relations with community organizations, local elected officials and other stakeholders.
Mr. Grady provides legal counsel for compliance, regulatory and public policy that encompasses
zoning, land use, building code compliance, licensing, construction agreements, government contracts, procurement and legislative approvals.
In the land use area, his experience includes securing all types of land use entitlements
through planned developments, zoning map amendments, special uses, variations, text amendments and public way approvals.
He represents property owners, real estate developers and every classification of real estate including retail, residential, commercial, industrial and myriad specialized land uses. He regularly represents clients before the Department of Buildings and the Fire Department.
Mr. Grady also serves as legal counsel to one of the five annuity and benefit funds of the City of Chicago, advising in a broad
range of areas including compliance with the Illinois Pension Code, investment management agreements, open meetings and Freedom of Information Act compliance and the fiduciary obligations of the trustees of the pension fund.