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Practice Areas

Eminent Domain/Condemnation

Municipal Law

Public & Project Finance

Real Estate Transactions & Finance

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) & Community Development

Zoning, Development & Land Use


Loyola University Chicago, Doctorate in Bioethics

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, L.L.M. in Health

Loyola University Chicago, Masters in Bioethics and Health Policy

John Marshall Law School, J.D.

Elmhurst College, B.A.



U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois

Ms. Lynch concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, zoning, development and land use, estate and trusts as well as probate and mortgage foreclosure. In addition to practicing law, Ms. Lynch received a doctorate degree in Bioethics, a LLM degree in Health, and a Masters degree in Bioethics and Health Policy.


Representative Matters


  • Counsel for the Public Building Commission of Chicago, City of Chicago, the Board of Education of the City of Chicago, City of Des Plaines and Chicago Transit Authority on numerous land acquisition matters.

  • Land acquisition projects include United Center, New Kennedy King College, Chicago Transit Authority, Blue Line Rehabilitation Project and Brown Line Capacity Expansion Project, City of Des Plaines.

  • Served as counsel on a TIF Redevelopment Project.

  • Served as counsel on numerous real estate closings and advises on condominium declarations, forcible entry and detainer, and leasing issues.

  • Outside Counsel, Illinois Federal Savings and Loan Association and Drexel National Bank.

  • Handled numerous estate planning and estate administration


Professional Activities


  • Chicago Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

  • Vice President of the Advisory Board of the Children's Hospital at University of Illinois  

  • Presenter, New Illinois Eminent Domain Act Symposium

  • Presenter, International Eminent Domain Seminar

  • Women in Planning and Development

  • Member of Marketing Committee

  • Member of the Board and Vice President of the Young Professional Group of Jackson Park Hospital

  • Instructor for the Cook County Bar Association Bar Preparation Program

  • Arbitrator for the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Board

  • Troop Leader for Girl Scouts of America

Honors and Awards

  • Named by Crain's Chicago Business as a 2018 Notable Minority Lawyer

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Francine D. Lynch

Office: (312) 641-7144  Fax: (312) 628-7059

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