Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz, Ltd.
Patrick T. Brankin
Partner

Patrick T. Brankin practices in the areas of land use, zoning, municipal law, civil litigation, developer incentives, government relations, and liquor and business licensing.

As a litigator, he has represented plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving contracts, land use, foreclosure, landlord/tenant relations and torts. Mr. Brankin has appeared before numerous boards and commissions of municipalities, counties and the State of Illinois.

He is the Village Attorney for several of the firm's municipal clients. As part of that role, he has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases dealing with a broad range of land use, zoning and municipal code enforcement and other issues involving municipal law.

Mr. Brankin co-authored Chapter Nine of the 2004 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Land Use Law handbook entitled "Litigation of a Zoning Case," and frequently gives presentations on land use, zoning and legal issues impacting municipalities.

Mr. Brankin is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches classes involving land use and zoning law.

Practice areas:
Municipal law, land use, zoning, liquor and business licensing, civil litigation, developer incentives and government relations.

Education:
JD, 1995, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
BA, 1992, Eastern Illinois University

Bar Admission:
Illinois

Professional Affiliation:
Chicago Bar Association
Loyola University College of Law, Adjunct Professor