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James J. Banks combines a distinguished legal career with a solid business background. He joined the Law Offices of Samuel V. P. Banks in 1988 and established his practice in Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Law. He has successfully built the firm into a leader in these areas, successfully managing some of the most complex legal issues.


Nicholas J. Ftikas joined the firm in 2008 and focuses his practice on Zoning and Land Use, Licensing and Municipal Code matters.


Fred is an Illinois licensed attorney who has been practicing since 2003. For the last nearly 20 years of practice, he has spent the majority of that time specializing in zoning law as well as property tax appeal work. Clients count on him for his expertise in complex zoning issues, as well as commercial, industrial, condominium and residential property tax appeal work.


Maura is an Illinois licensed attorney who has been practicing since 2004. She began her career in litigation, thereafter she spent time working at the Cook County Board of Review for property tax appeals. She utilizes this experience now for her client’s residential and commercial property tax appeals.


Mark is an Illinois licensed attorney who focuses his practice in municipal licensing, hospitality and entertainment.

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