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444 WEST LAKE STREET, SUITE 900, CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089, USA
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Theodore Novak

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Partner and Chair of DLA Piper's US Land Use, Development and Government Relations Practice

Career

Ted Novak is one of the country's most highly regarded real estate and land use attorneys. 

Ted has been instrumental in the acquisition, disposition, condemnation, rezoning and development of all types of property. He has extensive experience with administrative, legislative and judicial processes. His vast litigation experience in trial courts includes arguing before the Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts on numerous occasions. He has handled some of the most significant and controversial real estate and land use projects in the Midwest.

Ted's client list is extensive and includes the largest stock exchange listed companies as well as individual property owners and developers.

Member

Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers; American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations; Urban Land Institute; LaSalle Street Council

Education

JD, Chicago-Kent College of Law; BS, Univesity of Illinois at Chicago


United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning

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Theodore Novak - DLA Piper LLP (US)

Within: Land use/zoning

The team at DLA Piper LLP (US) serves a broad client base that includes real estate developers, investors, institutions, technology companies and sporting teams. Its impressive client list includes Related Companies, Sterling Bay and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Recent engagements saw Theodore Novak, who jointly heads the practice alongside Richard Klawiter, assist Crescent Heights Group with zoning and land use matters concerning a redevelopment project in Chicago’s Central Station. Paul Shadle advised Motorola Solutions on the relocation of its corporate headquarters from a suburb to downtown Chicago. On the contentious side, Mariah DiGrino represented PADS Lake County in a zoning approval dispute related to a housing facility for the chronically homeless; the objections of nearby property owners were rejected in an appellate court proceeding in October 2017. The team has been augmented by the hires of Jerold Neuman, Ryan Leaderman and Kyndra Joy Casper from Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif LLP, and in May 2018, Antonio Calabrese joined the Northern Virginia office from Cooley LLP.

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