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   3Tracy Dean KassonWheaton(630) 668-8500tkasson@rathjewoodward.comtkasson@rathjewoodward.comRathje Woodward LLCwww.rathjewoodward.comwww.rathjewoodward.comkassontracydean.jpgClosely & Privately Held Business LawLand Use, Zoning & Condemnation LawReal Estate Law: CommercialSecured Transactions LawBusiness Transactions
Tracy Dean
Rathje Woodward LLC
300 E Roosevelt Rd Ste 300
Wheaton IL 60187
Ph.(630) 668-8500 Fx.(630) 668-9218Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Closely & Privately Held Business Law    Business Transactions
Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law
Real Estate Law: Commercial
Secured Transactions Law
County:  DuPage
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Tracy Kasson’s practice concentrates in the areas of land use entitlements, commercial transactions, and commercial litigation. Mr. Kasson has represented plaintiffs in multi-million dollar complex commercial lawsuits, real estate and land use lawsuits, and class action lawsuits, and has successfully defended two favorable appellate rulings in the Illinois Supreme Court. He has also represented numerous commercial and residential developers regarding their zoning entitlements, and has negotiated annexation and/or rezoning and development agreements for thousands of acres throughout northern Illinois.

He successfully obtained easements from the DuPage County Forest Preserve to enable Will County to receive Lake Michigan water. He also negotiated the sale of property and required easements to extend the Chicago and Northwestern railroad to Elburn, Illinois.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Bart v. City of Naperville, 97 CH 98

Oak Brook Park District v. Oak Brook Development, 83 ED 10

Pierce Downer’s Heritage Alliance v. Village of Downers Grove, 302 Ill.App.3d 286, 704 N.E.2d 898, 235 Ill.Dec. 325, 1998 WL 892268, Ill.App.2 Dist. December 22, 1998 (NO. 2-98-0170)

Sterling Freight Lines, Inc. v. Prairie Material Sales, Inc., 285 Ill.App.3d. 914, 674 N.E.2d 948, 221 Ill.Dec. 155, 1996 WL 743548, Ill.App.2 Dist. December 31, 1996 (NO. 2-96-0162)

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1987
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1987
7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994

Year of Birth:  1961

Law School:  
Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1987

Law School Honors/Involvement:  
Loyola Law Journal, articles editor, 1986-1987

Graduate School:,BR/. Loyola University, M.A., 1988

Undergraduate School:  
University of Illinois, B.A., 1983

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  
Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity

Representative Clients:  
Equity Growth Group
Highland Management
Supervalu (Jewel-Osco) - Zoning and entitlements
The Daly Group

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5
  • Chicago Magazine Super Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning - 2007
  • Leading Lawyers, 2015-present

Firm Description:  
Rathje & Woodward, LLC, adapts to the personal, professional, individual and business needs of each client. Since its establishment in 1938, the firm has built and maintained a reputation as a reliable law firm with an unparalleled commitment to providing the highest quality legal services to its clients.

Each of the firm's skilled attorneys has the experience and ability to provide the quality legal advice that any client would expect. Rathje & Woodward, LLC, customizes its approach in all of its practice areas to the specific legal concerns of each client.

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