Burke Warren Welcomes New Attorney Betsy L. Gates-Alford


Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C., a full service Chicago-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Betsy L. Gates-Alford has joined the firm as a partner. Ms. Gates-Alford is a member of the firm’s Government & Regulatory, Real Estate, and Litigation practice groups.

Ms. Gates-Alford has broad experience in the general representation of municipalities and other units of state and local government. She regularly advises public bodies on regulatory, operational, and land use matters. She also is regularly involved in representing private landowners and developers in zoning and development matters, including obtaining zoning entitlements and negotiating tax incentive and abatement agreements. She has significant experience in the litigation of land use and constitutional issues, including the use of eminent domain, defense of land use regulations and zoning decisions, and defense of First Amendment and RLUIPA claims relating to religious- and speech-related land uses. She has successfully represented clients before trial and appellate courts in Illinois, as well as before the Illinois Supreme Court.

Ms. Gates-Alford earned her law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C., a full service multi-practice Chicago-based law firm comprised of nearly 70 attorneys, serves clients in the Chicago area and nationwide. Our clients range from individuals to closely held businesses to publicly held companies, and from not-for-profit entities to governmental bodies. Our many long-term client relationships attest to our success. We have nurtured these relationships by listening to our clients and learning their needs and challenges, and we have earned their loyalty. www.burkelaw.com

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