Michael Synowiecki's practice encompasses a wide range of areas, including government affairs, energy and environmental matters, construction law and advising clients on real estate acquisition and disposition. Michael began his career in government at the Chicago City Council Committee on Finance, where he advised members of the City Council on ethical compliance, legislation, and policy.
Michael represents clients, including utilities, publicly traded financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and numerous other businesses, before government bodies, courts, and administrative forums.
Michael provides counsel on behalf of a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to privately held businesses, regarding government compliance, procurement, regulatory matters, real estate, and general corporate governance. Michael has represented utilities, contractors, banks, developers and other businesses with respect to administrative and state court proceedings, including cases before the Illinois Commerce Commission, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, state and city procurement departments, Illinois circuit courts and the Illinois Supreme Court.
Michael is a member of the Illinois Bar and a graduate of the John Marshall Law School. During law school, Michael worked as a judicial extern for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke.
- The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Judicial Extern — Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke
- Governors State University, B.A.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- Chicago Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
Transactions in which Michael has acted as lead counsel include:
- Representation of privately held business with respect to its acquisition of 75 gross acres of real property, transfer of an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Permit and various governmental approvals necessary to complete the acquisition.
- Acted as special counsel to a municipality with respect to an acquisition and development agreement which included the development of a 300 acre industrial park.
- Representation of a non-for-profit organization with respect to a real estate syndication involving the acquisition of a 78 acre assemblage of real estate by means of various methods of financing, including a disbursement of Affordable Housing Tax Credits.