Harold W. Francke


Commercial Real Estate

Land Use, Zoning, and Entitlement

Condominium and Condo-Like Development

Hal concentrates his practice in annexation, zoning, tax increment financing, and other development incentives, as well as utility system and roadway infrastructure construction financing and general real estate development matters.

Hal has had primary responsibility for land use, development and infrastructure financing, and construction matters for parcels throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. His representation has encompassed all forms of land use, including retail, single-family and multi-family residential, senior housing, commercial, industrial, and institutional uses.

Hal has also participated extensively in the drafting of state and local legislation of significance. These include amendments to the Illinois Business District Development and Redevelopment Act, the Illinois Road Improvement Impact Fee Law, the Illinois Vacant Lot Act, the Illinois Public Construction Bond Act, and the Illinois Township Open Space Act.

Hal was a partner at an Am Law 100 global law firm and its predecessor firms before joining MPS.

"Our concentration of talent and experience in commercial real estate translates into capabilities that far exceed those of many national firms in our market.”


1515 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 250 Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

T: 847-330-6068
F: 847-330-1231
E: hfrancke@mpslaw.com
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  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, National Moot Court Team
  • B.A., with special honors, University of Chicago


  • Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois