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Respected Leaders in Municipal Law to Serve as Mundelein’s Newly Appointed Attorney for the Village

At the August 26 Village of Mundelein Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the appointment of the law firm of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood, & McArdle (ZRFM) to serve as the new Attorney for the Village. The Attorney for the Village is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Village Board. ZRFM is an established law firm that submitted a competitive cost proposal with the added benefit of making a total of 19 attorneys available to the Village of Mundelein in a variety of legal specializations.

The principal attorneys assigned to Mundelein are Kelly Cahill and David McArdle. Cahill will participate in the regular Village Board meetings. Larry LaLuzerne of LaLuzerne & Smith will continue to serve as Village Prosecutor.

Cahill and her team of legal professionals have an impressive resume with Mundelein. They initially represented the Village in the Wal-Mart proposed development and later represented Mundelein in the Graham Annexation at 60/83 and Midlothian Road and in all of the Beelow annexations. Most recently, ZRFM assisted the Village with agreements and negotiations regarding cable franchising and telecommunications issues. In 2018, they composed the Village’s Small Cell Antenna Ordinance, prepared amendments to Mundelein’s Right-of-Way Control Ordinance, and represented the Village in discussions with AT & T, WOW! Cable, and Verizon Wireless.

Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle (ZRFM) is a leading local government law firm with a reputation for excellence and expertise throughout the state. The firm specializes in general municipal, corporate, zoning, planning, and economic development; and they are well known for the quality of representation as well as for their practical and cost­effective approach to meeting client needs, creative problem-solving initiatives, and leadership and expertise on legislative and legal issues of concern to their clients.

“The ZRFM Law Firm is very interested in serving Mundelein’s legal needs and their competent and robust legal team has the capacity and expertise to serve the Village’s needs now and into the future,” said Steve Lentz, Mayor.

Mundelein issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to area municipal attorneys following Charlie Marino’s announcement that he would be stepping aside to pursue other interests. Charlie served as Mundelein’s Attorney for the Village for nearly 50 years.

For more than sixty years, ZRFM law firm has represented public entities throughout northern Illinois in a variety of capacities, including both as general counsel and as special counsel retained for our expertise in a particular area. Virtually all of the attorneys at ZRFM practice to varying degrees in aspects of local government law and several of them are noted leaders in their field. We are routinely engaged not just for legal services but also to offer professional training, to speak to other professionals, to comment to the media and to represent local government voices on legislative initiatives.

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