University of Illinois College of Law, J.D.
St. Ambrose University, B.A., magna cum laude
Matt Norton has focused his practice on real estate development, local government law, and urban revitalization for over 25 years.
For developers and property owners throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, Mr. Norton obtains municipal approvals for real estate development projects, including zoning changes, special uses, annexation and development agreements, subdivisions, and planned unit developments. These projects include mixed-use residential and commercial developments (such as transit-oriented developments); manufacturing, warehousing, and industrial projects; senior living developments; and retail shopping centers.
Mr. Norton also represents municipal and other local government clients in real estate acquisition matters; annexation and development agreements; intergovernmental agreements for substantial public works projects; construction and consulting contracts; ethics compliance; license and concession agreements; compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, Open Meetings Act, and other “sunshine” laws; and other day-to-day corporate matters.
For both public and private sector clients, Mr. Norton assists in the creation of tax increment financing districts to incentivize the redevelopment of blighted areas, including downtown revitalization projects. He also counsels the firm’s clients in creating and obtaining other local government incentives, such as special service areas, sales tax sharing agreements, property tax abatements, and other incentives.
- St. Ambrose University, President’s Advisory Council
- Holy Trinity High School, Advisory Council