Victor P. Filippini

Former City Attorney at The City of Lake Forest (Illinois)

Victor P. Filippini

Victor P. Filippini

Former City Attorney at The City of Lake Forest (Illinois)

Biography

Holland & Knight LLP.
Victor P. "Vic" Filippini
Partner

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.
Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America guide, Land Use & Zoning Law, 2007-2013; Real Estate Law, 2009-2013
Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2005-2013
Leading Land Use & Zoning Lawyer in Illinois, Leading Lawyers Network, 2012
Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2008-2012

Memberships

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, Board of Directors; Secretary
American Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
The Florida Bar


Practices

Real Estate
Illinois Government and Municipal Practice
Sustainable Development
Land Use and Government
Public Finance
Financial Services

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Illinois
Florida


Publications


Local Government: Many Changes in the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts for 2012
Holland & Knight Alert, January 9, 2012
Modifications to the Illinois Open Meetings Act That Affect All Public Bodies
Holland & Knight Alert, February 11, 2011
Dealing with Locally Unwanted Land Uses (LULUs): A municipal Perspective
The Practical Lawyer, March 2010
Local Government: What Is Proper Notice for Rezonings? Illinois Supreme Court Holds Newspaper Notice Unconstitutional - Passalino et al v. City of Zion
Holland & Knight Alert, December 29, 2009
Illinois Land Use and Economic Development: Getting More Bang for Your Buck
Holland & Knight Newsletter, First Quarter 2007
Illinois Land Use and Economic Development: Getting More Bang for Your Buck
Holland & Knight Newsletter, Fourth Quarter 2006
Recent Changes in Zoning Law: Klaeren and SB 94 -- What Was, What Recently Has Been, and What Will Be
Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Law Newsletter, 43:4, November 2006

Speaking Engagements


12th Biennial Seminar for Illinois Local Government Officials
Holland & Knight Seminar, April 26, 2013
Land Use and Local Government Issues: A Role Playing Exercise
The Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy’s Sixth Annual Symposium, March 1, 2013
Ethical Practices in Government and the Law
Current Key Issues in Government, Tax & Property, Illinois Continuing Legal Education, February 24, 2012
Property and Financial Issues for Local Government
Ethical Practices in Government and the Law, Illinois Continuing Legal Education Program, January 26, 2012
American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section Annual Meeting
LULUs (Locally Unwanted Land Uses), July 31, 2009
Land Use Law: Development and Zoning in the City of Chicago and the Chicago Suburbs
CLE International, September 11, 2008


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Co-Chair, National Government & Public Policy Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

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Second Ward Alderman at The City of Lake Forest (Illinois)

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General Counsel at Human Resources Development Institute, Inc.

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Former Partner at DLA Piper

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Equity Partner at Akerman LLP

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Director at Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago

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Co-Head, Disputes & Investigations Practice at Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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Former Vice President & Head-Litigation at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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Director at Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago

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Victor P. Filippini
Former City Attorney at The City of Lake Forest (Illinois)
Education
J.D.

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

A.B., magna cum laude

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

Member of the Editorial Board
Prior

The Michigan Journal of Law Reform is one of the oldest and most well respected law and policy publications in the nation. It publishes cutting-edge legal scholarship by both academics and legal practitioners. Established in 1968, the Journal finds its roots in a desire to propose constructive, well-reasoned reforms in all areas of the law.

Career History
Adjunct Professor
Prior

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

City Attorney
Prior - 2018
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

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