Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz, Ltd.
Katriina S. McGuire
Partner

Katriina McGuire focuses her practice in the areas of land use, zoning, and developer incentives. She represents property owners and developers before the City of Chicago and suburban plan commissions, economic development committees, zoning boards of appeals and village boards in all matters related to land use and zoning. She has successfully represented clients in various zoning matters including planned developments, zoning amendments, special uses, variations and subdivision issues.

She is experienced in negotiating development agreements related to TIF, property tax incentives, special service areas, special assessments, right-of-way agreements, utility services, and negotiated land sales.

She also serves as counsel for municipalities, developers and underwriters related to TIF, SSA and special assessment bond financing transactions.

Ms. McGuire has also represented clients in the circuit and appellate courts of Illinois regarding land use disputes as well as general commercial matters.

Ms. McGuire is also fluent in Finnish.

Practice areas:
Land use, zoning, developer incentives, and litigation

Education:
JD, 1996, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
BA, 1991, University of Washington

Bar Admission:
Illinois

Professional Affiliation:
Illinois State Bar Association