Steven M. Elrod

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Steven M. Elrod

Steven M. Elrod

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

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Steven M. Elrod is a Chicago attorney who represents private and public sector clients on land use, zoning and real estate matters. He is the chairman of Holland & Knight's National Land Use and Government Team and is the executive partner of the firm's Chicago office. He also served on Holland & Knight's national directors committee for two consecutive terms.

Mr. Elrod currently serves as president of the Chicago Bar Association, the largest metropolitan bar association in the nation. He is also the corporation counsel for the City of Highland Park, Ill., and the village attorney for the Villages of Deerfield, Glencoe, Lincolnwood and Northbrook. Mr. Elrod represents owners and developers in a variety of real estate and transactional projects, and is regularly engaged to secure zoning relief, entitlements, incentives and approvals from state and local governments. His practice focuses on:

* public-private partnerships
* tax incentive and abatement agreements, including tax increment financing (TIF) and special service area (SSA) financing
* annexation, subdivision and development agreements
* affordable housing and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities

Mr. Elrod has extensive experience in the litigation of land use issues, including eminent domain, regulatory taking and inverse condemnation, RLUIPA, the First Amendment and the Second Amendment.

Mr. Elrod is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches Local Government and Land Use Law. He is also the immediate past chairman of the board of directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing law-related and civic education to elementary and high school students.

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JD

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

BA, magna cum laude

Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Career History
Partner
Current

Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

Adjunct Professor, State & Local Government Law
Current

The Northwestern University School of Law is an elite, private American law school in Chicago, Illinois. Located in the North Side's Streeterville, it is one of the twelve constituent schools of Northwestern University. The law school was founded in 1859 as the Union College of Law of the Old University of Chicago. The first law school established in Chicago, it became jointly controlled by Northwestern University in 1873 and fully incorporated into Northwestern in 1891. Northwestern Law is a member of the "T-14" law schools, a prestigious group of 14 schools that have national recognition.

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Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

Member of the Board of Directors, Chicago Region
Prior

Jewish National Fund United States develops Israeli land and infrastructure. It builds reservoirs and dams and also plants trees. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Prior

THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO (CRFC) STRENGHTHENS AMERICAN DEMOCRACY BY PROVIDING ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS WITH HANDS-ON LEARNING ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION TO PREPARE THEM FOR INFORMED CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. NONPROFIT AND NONPARTISAN, CRFC DESIGNS AND CONDUCTS LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT EMPHASIZE CURRENT AND HISTORICAL CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING RIGHTS, LAW, AND POLICY.

First Vice President
Prior

The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.

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$5,000 +
2012

The Chicago Bar Foundation mobilizes Chicago's legal community to improve access to justice.

$1 - $499
2011

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. ULI Founded in 1936, ULI now have members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. Members say ULI provide information they can trust, and that ULI is a place where leaders come to grow professionally and personally through sharing, mentoring, and problem solving. With pride, ULI members commit to the best in land use policy and practice.

$5,000 - $10K
2009

THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO (CRFC) STRENGHTHENS AMERICAN DEMOCRACY BY PROVIDING ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS WITH HANDS-ON LEARNING ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION TO PREPARE THEM FOR INFORMED CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. NONPROFIT AND NONPARTISAN, CRFC DESIGNS AND CONDUCTS LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT EMPHASIZE CURRENT AND HISTORICAL CONTROVERSIES INVOLVING RIGHTS, LAW, AND POLICY.

Political Donations
$500
2019

The Center for Effective Government was founded as OMB Watch in 1983, with the main focus of shining a light on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The organization changed it name in January 2013 to reflect its expanded work and new focus: an effective government that reflects the needs and priorities of the American people, as defined by an informed, engaged citizenry.

$500
2019

The Center for Effective Government was founded as OMB Watch in 1983, with the main focus of shining a light on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The organization changed it name in January 2013 to reflect its expanded work and new focus: an effective government that reflects the needs and priorities of the American people, as defined by an informed, engaged citizenry.

$500
2019

The Center for Effective Government was founded as OMB Watch in 1983, with the main focus of shining a light on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The organization changed it name in January 2013 to reflect its expanded work and new focus: an effective government that reflects the needs and priorities of the American people, as defined by an informed, engaged citizenry.

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