Schain, Banks, Kenny & Schwartz, Ltd.
James R. Griffin

James Griffin practices in the areas of renewable energy, land use, business and real estate litigation, environmental law and government relations.  

As one of Illinois's leading renewable energy attorneys, Mr. Griffin's recent projects include:

  • 246 MW wind energy project
  • 60 MW wind energy project
  • 7.5 mile private electric transmission line
  • Various utility scale solar energy projects

Mr. Griffin actively represents clients in office, retail, industrial and residential real estate development projects. His recent projects include:

  • $50M+ surgical and medical center in suburban Chicago
  • 25 acre composting facility in Cook County
  • Assisted living facilities in Chicago and the suburbs
  • 20 acre industrial plan development in Chicago

Mr. Griffin also has extensive experience in complex business and real estate litigation. He regularly appears for clients in State and Federal trial and appellate courts.

Mr. Griffin is a frequent lecturer on renewable energy and the land use entitlement process.

Practice areas:
Civil litigation, land use, zoning, renewable energy, environmental law, government relations and developer incentives

JD, 1997, The John Marshall Law School, Cum Laude
BS Mechanical Engineering, 1994, Purdue University

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Professional Affiliations:
Chicago Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Wind Energy Association