Michael Noonan is a special counsel and real estate business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He focuses his practice on obtaining land use and zoning entitlements and working to build consensus between property owners, government officials, and community groups.
Michael has experience securing special uses, rezonings, text amendments, administrative relief, subdivisions, public way and sign permits, as well as other land use approvals for a wide variety of property owners. He represents owners of institutional, commercial, office, and residential property, as well as developers in securing land use and zoning entitlements from state and local governments. As a problem solver, Michael works with his clients and regulating bodies to come up with creative solutions to the legal problems facing building owners and developers.
In addition to land use and zoning, Michael also has experience handling eminent domain matters in Illinois, matters before the Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings, and in the Municipal Department of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Michael currently serves as the co-chair of the Young Lawyers Committee, and the chair of the Transportation Committee of the American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law. He is also a member of the Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and American Planning Association.
Geographically, although Michael focuses his land use practice in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, he has experience advising on land use matters across the country.