Harold W. Francke concentrates his practice in annexation, zoning, tax increment and special service area financing, business district development, development incentives, utility system and roadway infastructure construction financing and general real estate development matters.
Mr. Francke has had primary responsibility for land use, development and infastructure financing and construction matters for several large tracts of land in the Chicago metropolitan area. These have encompassed large-scale residental-golf course planned developments and mixed-use planned developments. Mr. Francke's experience extends to all forms of development, including residential, commercial/retail, hotel, industrial, institutional, assisted living and independent living facilities and continuing care retirement communities.
Before joining Meltzer, Purtill Stelle Mr. Francke was a partner at DLA Piper LLP where he practiced for 34 years.
In 2012, Mr. Francke was named Best Lawyers' 2013 Chicago Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year. In 2015, and prior years, Mr. Francke was recognized by Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and Best Lawyers.