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The Law Offices of Samuel V.P. Banks offer businesses and individuals the most experienced, results-driven representation in business and real estate law in Chicago. Our lawyers are leaders in their respective practice areas and are committed to finding effective, innovative solutions for our clients. We represent a wide variety of clients - from the nation’s most well-known business executives to individuals who are seeking the most qualified legal counsel -- in the Chicago area and nationwide. Among the services our lawyers provide are: Land Use and Zoning, Business Transactions, Real Estate Transactions, Civil Litigation, Licensing, Violation Defense

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November 6, 2013

Proposal to Increase Zoning Application Fees for Large Projects

The City of Chicago has included a proposal in its 2014 budget to increase zoning application fees for construction projects of more than 10,000 square feet in the city. Fees would be even higher for those who opt to file paper... Read More »

November 6, 2013

Newer and Bigger is the Goal on Manhattan’s East Side

The New York City Department of City Planning has proposed the rezoning of 73 blocks on the East Side of Manhattan to construct newer and bigger skyscrapers. Opposition by those who live in the area to this proposal has been growing... Read More »

November 6, 2013

Washington, D.C. Plans Potential Changes in Zoning for Parking Spaces

Six years of work went into a nearly 1,000-page document by the Office of Planning in Washington, D.C. The document is the proposed new zoning code for the city, and it includes a number of changes such as eliminating the mandatory... Read More »

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