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   3Mitchell A. CarrelChicago(312) 360-6542mcarrel@freeborn.commcarrel@freeborn.comFreeborn & Peters LLPwww.freeborn.comwww.freeborn.comcarrelmitchell.jpgLand Use, Zoning & Condemnation LawReal Estate Law: CommercialReal EstateDevelopmentLand Use and Zoning
Mitchell A. Carrelmcarrel@freeborn.com
Freeborn & Peters LLPhttp://www.freeborn.com
311 S Wacker Dr Ste 3000
Chicago IL 60606
Ph.(312) 360-6542 Fx.(312) 360-6520
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law    Real Estate
Real Estate Law: Commercial    Development
    Land Use and Zoning
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Mr. Carrel focuses on representing public and private companies, land owners, developers and investors and helping them secure land use and zoning approvals, public incentives, local regulatory and siting approvals, as well as performing zoning due diligence. Among his projects, he has helped to obtain approvals for the siting of wireless communications facilities and has written about the process from siting to completion. He also represents clients before local plan commissions, zoning boards and city councils. Mr. Carrel is also a member of the Freeborn & Peters Food and Transportation Industry teams.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Year of Birth:  1968

Law School:  Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Cum laude

Undergraduate School:  Miami University, B.S.

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
Ely Chapter, Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Illinois Super Lawyers
Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use - 2014
Leading Lawyer, Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law; Real Estate Law: Commercial, Law Bulletin Publishing Company


Published Legal Writing:  
"Illinois Land Use Issues in Real Estate Transactions," 15th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Volume Two, 2013. (Chapter 23)

"Alice in Towerland: Judicial Review of Land Use Decisions on Cellular Telecommunications Facilities," The Urban Lawyer.

"Disguised as a Tree: Judicial Review of Land Use Decisions on Cellular Telecommunications Facilities," The Urban Lawyer.

"Tell Me What You Really Think: Judicial Review of Land Use Decisions on Cellular Telecommunications Facilities," The Urban Lawyer.

"Delaney's Semi-Scientific Test & Other Adventures in Cellular Networks & Land Use Under the Telecommunications Act," The Urban Lawyer.

"Sprouting Towers: Resolving the Struggle Between Cellular Towers and Nature Under the Telecommunications Act," The Urban Lawyer

"Attention Owners and Operators of Surface Parking Lots"

"Patchwork Quilts, Bumblebees and Scales: Cellular Networks and Land Use Under the Telecommunications Act," The Urban Lawyer

"Twin Towers: The Developing Split in Interpretations of Facility Siting Law Under the Telecommunications Act," The Urban Lawyer

"Railroad Tracks by Walden Pond: The Ongoing Struggle Between Towers & Providers Under the Telecommunications Act," The Urban Lawyer

"Hot Topics in Land Use Law" (Chapter 5)

"Tower of Babble: The Continuing Struggle Over Wireless Siting Issues Under the Telecommunications Act," The Urban Lawyer.


Legal Lectures:  
Co-presenter, "Credits and Incentives for Manufacturers and Distributors," 2014 Manufacturing & Distribution Executive Summit (November 2014)

Faculty presenter, "Land Use Issues in Real Estate Transactions," Practising Law Institute's 15th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute (October 2013)

Co-presenter, "Future-izing Your Food Facility: Factors, Forces and Financing," webinar (October 2012).


Firm Description:  
In 1983, six of our lawyers formed Freeborn with a goal to create a meaningful environment where everyone could provide the highest value service. Today from our Chicago headquarters, more than 200 professionals assist clients with their legal and business matters across the country and often across borders.


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