Filippini Law Firm LLP
Victor P. Filippini practices principally in the areas of state and local government law, as well as land use and development law. He is actively involved in the general representation of the firm's Chicago area local governmental clients, and has provided special counseling and litigation representation for many public sector clients, including the Villages of Bannockburn, Glencoe, Grayslake, Huntley, Lake Bluff, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Northbrook, Roscoe, and Willow Springs, Ill.; the County of Lake, Ill.; Martin County, Fla.; the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety; the Cities of Elgin, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Rockford, and Springfield, Ill. and Key West, Fla.; and the Lake County Forest Preserve District in Illinois. He also has provided similar counseling and litigation services on land use, development, and related business matters for private sector clients, including Beaver Creek Resort Company, Bunim-Murray Productions, Fisher Scientific Company, Ocean Atlantic Development Company, Pasquinelli Development Group, and Town and Country Homes.
Mr. Filippini is fully conversant in the daily operations and legal needs of local governments and those who must interact with them. His experience in land use and development matters is also quite extensive, from drafting comprehensive and special zoning regulations, annexation and development agreements, intergovernmental land management agreements, and various types of economic incentive agreements, to developing special service areas, tax increment financing districts, local business district plans, and local and regional sewage disposal systems and water systems. On behalf of private and public sector clients alike, he has handled real estate sales, acquisitions, and leasing, public and private financing matters, asset purchases and sales, grant applications, and obtained a variety of environmental approvals from regional, state, and federal authorities. Mr. Filippini's litigation experience is also quite broad, having prosecuted and defended claims involving zoning, subdivision, annexation, condemnation, inverse condemnation, first amendment, second amendment, civil rights, antitrust, contract, tort, employment discrimination, construction, consumer protection, environmental, and other issues. He has appeared before various federal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies in Illinois and Florida.
Mr. Filippini has authored or co-authored various articles in law journals and publications, including the State and Local Government law survey for the Loyola University Law Journal. He is a featured author on municipal law issues in Illinois Jurisprudence, and he has lectured on annexation, land use, environmental, first amendment, and zoning matters for the American Planning Association, the National Business Institute, the Northwest Municipal Conference, the League of Women Voters, the John Marshall Law School, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, Lorman Educational Services, and the Kane County Bar Association. Mr. Filippini is also a grant recipient from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics. He taught in Michigan's Writing and Advocacy Program and served on the editorial board of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Currently, Mr. Filippini is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law teaching State and Local Government Law.
Mr. Filippini is the Village Attorney for the Villages of Bannockburn, Glencoe, Grayslake, and Long Grove, Ill., the City Attorney for the City of Lake Forest, Ill., and he has been appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General in Illinois. He participates in various community service activities in the Chicago area, and has received special recognition for such service from the Constitutional Rights Foundation and LifeSource in Chicago, as well as the Kane County Bar Association and the American Youth Soccer Organization.