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Ms. Fredd has an extensive background in various areas of municipal law including governance, legislative analysis and drafting, intergovernmental agreements, procurement, ethics, Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, real estate, employment matters, and public finance. She has advised public agencies concerning the development and implementation of regulations and policies to promote business opportunities for minorities and women, equal employment opportunities for minority and female journey workers, apprentices and laborers, and Chicago residents. Ms. Fredd is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recommended by Leading Lawyers.

Representative Matters


  • Performed general corporate services for municipal corporate client including preparation of board minutes, resolutions, by-laws, policies and procedures.

  • Assisted in drafting Employment Benefits and Pension Plan and Personnel Handbook.

  • Assisted in drafting general construction contracts and professional services agreements for municipal corporate client.

  • Issuer’s Counsel to municipal corporate client for issuance of revenue bonds to finance capital improvements for various public agencies.

  • Co-Bond Counsel in tax exempt bond issues to finance airport and other public improvements.

  • Represented non-profit sponsor for low income housing tax credits used to finance renovation and rehabilitation of over 100 units of low income senior housing.


Professional Activities


  • Chicago Bar Association, Former Member of the Board of Managers

  • Cook County Bar Association, Former President

  • Cook County Bar Association Foundation, Current President

  • National Bar Association, Former Member of the Board of Directors and Membership Secretary

  • National Bar Association, Women Lawyers’ Division

  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

  • Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Law Task Force


Honors and Awards


  • Leading Lawyers Top 100 Woman/Real Estate related Lawyer – 2019 and 2018

  •  Leading Lawyers Top Lawyer in Public Finance Law – 2019 and 2018

  • National Bar Association Heman Sweatt Award – 2018

  • Crain’s List of Chicago Notable Minority Lawyers - 2017

  • National Bar Association Hall of Fame Award – 2016

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Anne L. Fredd

Office: (312) 641-7144  Fax: (312) 628-7056

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