Steven C. Bauer focuses his practice primarily in the areas of land use, zoning and tax assisted real estate development vehicles including tax increment financings, special service areas, business districts and economic incentive agreements. His education and professional experience as a land planner makes him uniquely equipped to handle a myriad of real estate development matters. He has counseled corporate authorities, plan commissions, zoning boards and various other committees and commissions and represented private interests before them at public meetings and hearings regarding various governmental matters. He regularly drafts and examines various real estate related documentaion including annexation agreements, development agreements, redevelopment agreements, ordinances and resolutions in connection with such matters. Steve's practice also includes business licensing, liquor licensing and building and zoning compliance, among other things.
Steve is previously associated with the law firms of Ungaretti & Harris LLP, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Holland and Knight LLP. Prior to earning his law degree, Steve served as a land planner at both the county and municipal level with the County of Will, Illinois and the Village of Lincolnshire, Illinois.