Practice Areas

Since 1970, we’ve distinguished ourselves by taking the time to understand each of our client's needs and work efficiently to ensure organizations and businesses function smoothly and successfully achieve their missions.  

Practice Areas

Commercial Transactions

Our basic premise when representing clients in commercial transactions is that the expectations and responsibilities of the parties must be spelled out at the start of every transaction.

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Construction Law

The construction practice group at Robbins Schwartz guides both public and private sector clients through all aspects of the planning and implementation of construction, remodeling and repair projects.

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Education Law

Robbins Schwartz was founded on the principle that schools and colleges are unique environments best served by a law firm that concentrates on the legal issues affecting them.

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Employee Benefits

Compensation and benefits are among the main inducements employers can offer to attract and retain talented employees.

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Energy

Robbins Schwartz helped acquire the first school-owned wind turbine in the State of Illinois. Our attorneys have consulted with School Districts and Community Colleges all over the State of Illinois in regard to lowering their energy costs or increasing their revenue by acquiring their own wind turbines.

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Health Care Law

Robbins Schwartz offers practical, experienced counsel to members of the health care industry.  The firm counsels health care entities on matters including Medicare and Medicaid, ERISA reimbursement disputes, health care services liens, compliance with the requirements of the Illinois Department of Insurance, and labor and employment law.

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Labor & Employment

At Robbins Schwartz our attorneys provide practical and cost-effective representation to both public and private sector employers in labor and personnel matters.

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Litigation

At Robbins Schwartz, we believe in preventive counseling. This problem-solving approach is achieved by building strong relationships with our clients so that we can help identify and resolve issues before they transform into lengthy disputes or costly litigation.

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Municipal Law

The public has high expectations for municipalities, townships and other local governments. Over the years Robbins Schwartz has handled virtually every kind of issue affecting the operations of governmental entities.

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Park District Law

Park districts face varied and complex legal matters that extend well beyond the Park District Code and other local government statutes.  Robbins Schwartz, offers deep expertise in these areas of park district operations.

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Public Finance & Taxation

Preserving and enhancing revenue is critical to providing vital public services. Our attorneys are knowledgeable about strategies for protecting and increasing revenues from property taxes and other sources.

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Real Estate Development

Robbins Schwartz works with many public and private sector clients to help successfully complete real estate transactions. In every step of this complicated, and sometimes political, process — from land acquisition and sales, to zoning approvals, financing, leasing and development agreements — we provide sound legal counsel and practical advice.

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Student & Special Education

At Robbins Schwartz, we combine practical legal advice based upon extensive experience in the special education arena with the district’s special education expertise to ensure that the district is in a defensible position should parents challenge an IEP team’s decision.

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Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Robbins Schwartz advises clients with regard to redevelopment agreements, annexations, planned unit developments, subdivisions, comprehensive plans, map amendments, conditional uses, zoning hearings and constitutional issues regarding land use regulations.

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