PRACTICE AREAS

Real Estate Law/Land Use & Zoning

MAURIDES FOLEY TABANGAY TURNER & AGUSTIN LLC devotes a large part of its practice to real estate law, and counsels its clients in all aspects of real estate investments, from acquisitions and joint ventures, to the development, financing, leasing, management and the ultimate disposition of properties.Our attorneys are experienced in land planning, zoning, subdivision, PUD and annexation matters; land and construction loans; bridge, interim and permanent financing; Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and leasing, brokerage and property management issues.

MAURIDES FOLEY TABANGAY TURNER & AGUSTIN LLC assists its clients in the development, finance and construction of office, retail, industrial, residential, hotel and mixed-use properties. Our clients include every player in the real estate industry from sellers, purchasers and owners to borrowers and lenders. Among our services, we will also coordinate the efforts of a client’s civil and traffic engineers, designers, architects, surveyors and other professionals in connection with a variety of real estate projects.

SPECIFIC SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Build-to-Suit Leases
  • Commercial Purchases & Sales
  • Condominium Associations
  • Condominium Development
  • Construction Contracts
  • Contract Administration
  • Eminent Domain
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Industrial Business Park Associations
  • Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • Land Acquisition & Sales
  • Land Use Planning
  • Leases
  • Like-kind Exchanges
  • Municipal Annexation
  • Private Activity Bonds
  • Property Tax Issues
  • Public Financing
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Residential Purchases & Sales
  • Special Service Area (SSA)
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Transfer Tax Planning
  • Zoning and Land Use
Construction-Related Law

MAURIDES FOLEY TABANGAY TURNER & AGUSTIN LLC dedicates a significant portion of its practice to counseling our clients regarding all types of construction-related issues. Our attorneys advise property owners, developers, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers regarding property development and redevelopment, contractual matters, dispute resolution, mechanic's liens, work place issues, OSHA and more.

MAURIDES FOLEY TABANGAY TURNER & AGUSTIN LLC has advised numerous clients regarding the negotiation and drafting of construction contracts; the development and construction of office, retail, industrial, residential, hotel and mixed-use properties; the finance of construction projects from both private and public sources of funding; and the prosecution and resolution of disputes relating to all aspects of the construction industry.

SPECIFIC SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Administration
  • Eminent Domain
  • Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • Mechanic’s Lien
  • Municipal Annexation
  • Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) Violations & Litigation
  • Private Activity Bonds
  • Public Financing
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Special Service Area (SSA)
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Zoning and Land Use
Corporate Law

MAURIDES FOLEY TABANGAY TURNER & AGUSTIN LLC assists clients with forms of enterprise organization or incorporation, business plans, business governance (shareholder and board meetings, organizational rules) and relationships among owners or stockholders (shareholder agreements).

Our attorneys use their vast experience to best advise our clients as to what form of business organization best suits their specific needs and goals. We advise our clients on all matters from business formation, capitalization and operations to succession planning and buy-sell arrangements.

Our clients include small business owners, professionals, public companies and large privately-held businesses.

SPECIFIC SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Business Organization
  • Condominium Associations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Industrial Business Park Associations
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Medical Service Corporations
  • Not-for-Profit Corporations
  • Operating Agreements
  • Partnerships
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Private Placement
  • Professional Service Corporations
  • Shareholder/Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Stock Option Plans
Business Services

MAURIDES FOLEY TABANGAY TURNER & AGUSTIN LLC devotes much of its practice to representing clients on all types of business transactions, including acquisition agreements, asset purchase agreements, sales contracts, distributorship agreements, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, management contracts, joint venture agreements, financing contracts, licenses, leasing agreements and stock purchase agreements.

Our firm has a proven record of conducting thorough transaction risk assessments, legal audits and due diligence; analyzing and structuring transactions; and structuring transactions to promote internal and external goals.

SPECIFIC SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Banking
  • Business Planning
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Finance
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Financing Strategies
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Private Activity Bonds
  • Private Placement
  • Public Financing
  • Software Licensing Agreements
  • Sports Law
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Succession Planning
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Construction-related matters form a portion of MAURIDES FOLEY TABANGAY & TURNER LLC's practice. Our lawyers have handled numerous complex, construction-related contract and lien matters for owners, construction managers, general contractors and subcontractors.

We have successfully litigated, arbitrated and mediated contract claims, mechanics' lien claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims and insurance coverage claims in a variety of venues and cases arising out of public as well as private projects.

MAURIDES FOLEY TABANGAY TURNER & AGUSTIN LLC counsels its clients when facing obstacles and problems of all kinds. Whether it is resolving a contract or other business dispute, or just a matter of pursuing justice in any situation, our litigation department has arbitrated, mediated, and tried cases before juries and judges covering most areas of the law.

SPECIFIC SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Litigation
  • Enforcement of Judgment Proceedings
  • Foreclosure Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Mechanic’s Lien
  • Mediation
  • Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) Violations & Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Tort Claims
  • Zoning Disputes
Estate Planning

Our attorneys provide close, personal service to families and their investment and professional advisors regarding comprehensive estate plans for the transfer of family wealth over several generations.

We offer extensive experience in the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, "Living Wills" and other estate planning documents that minimize estate, inheritance, generation skipping, gift and income taxes while carrying out our clients' wishes regarding the disposition of assets.

Our attorneys frequently provide business planning advice to the owners of closely held corporations and partnerships. As a result, we have gained special insight into the income, estate and gift tax problems that confront our clients.

In addition to estate and business planning advice, we advise personal representatives and trustees regarding all phases of the administration of trusts and estates. Our practice includes probate administration, tax planning, and litigation related to trusts and estates.

SPECIFIC SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Beneficiary Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Charitable Gift Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Wealth Transfer
  • Guardianship
  • Life Insurance Planning
  • Probate Administration
  • Succession Planning
  • Trustee Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
Real Estate Tax Appeals

MAURIDES FOLEY TABANGAY TURNER LLC works with clients to achieve significant property tax savings for their real estate holdings in Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage and Will Counties. Whether the property is residential (single or multi-family), condominium, commercial, retail, office or industrial, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to contest property assessments before the relevant county assessors, boards of review, Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board or Circuit Court. Our attorneys also assist clients with property tax incentives, exemptions and divisions/consolidations.

SPECIFIC SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
  • Real Estate Tax Divisions/Consolidations
  • Real Estate Tax Exemptions
  • Certificate of Errors
  • Real Estate Tax Proration Agreements
  • Real Estate Tax Analysis & Consultation
  • Real Estate Tax Incentives
  • • Class 6B
  • • Class 7A
  • • Class 7B
  • • Class 7C
  • • Class 8
  • • Class 9
  • • Class L