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The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and the Modern Cityscape

The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and the Modern Cityscape

In the 100 years following Burnham’s extraordinary plan, Chicago’s cityscape has evolved and has been modernized.  Throughout this modernization, efforts have been made by preservationists and real estate developers to preserve and rehabilitate the historic beauty of Chicago’s cityscape. 

In honor of the Centennial, join the Center for Real Estate Law and the Center for Tax and Employee Benefits at The John Marshall Law School in a program that examines the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and its role in preserving the historic character of Chicago’s cityscape.

Moderator Jim Peters, President and CEO of Landmarks Illinois, will lead a panel of attorneys, preservationists and architects in explaining the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit and in discussing other public entitlements used in Historic Rehabilitation real estate deals, how the credit has been used to rehabilitate white elephant buildings and the overall impact of the credit on preserving Chicago’s historic character in the modern cityscape. Speakers will include:  Glenn Graff, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen; Steve Friedland, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen; Allen Johnson, MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC and Anne T. Sullivan, AIA, Principal, Sullivan Preservation.

Attorneys will be eligible for 2.5 hours of continuing legal education (“CLE”) for attendance.  Cost for the event is $25 and pre-registration is required.  To print a registration form please visit:

Program Partner

John Marshall Law School

Throughout its history, The John Marshall Law School has upheld a tradition of diversity, innovation and opportunity, and has consistently provided an education that combines an understanding of the theory, the philosophy and the practice of law. Founded in 1899, ...[MORE]

This program was offered on these dates:
Thursday, March 5, 2009 7:30am to 10:30am

John Marshall Law School

Cost: $25. Please visit to print a registration form.

Contact: Heather Harper Associate Director, Center for Real Estate Law 312.437.2737 ext. 534


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