Patrick T. Brankin is a partner with Schain, Burney, Banks & Kenny, Ltd. where he practices in the areas of land use, zoning, municipal law, liquor and business licensing, civil litigation, developer incentives and government relations.
As a litigator, he has represented plaintiffs and defendants in matters involving contracts, land use, foreclosure, landlord/tenant relations and torts. Mr. Brankin has appeared before numerous boards and commissions of municipalities and counties, as well as the Mayor’s License Commission and the License Appeal Commission of the City of Chicago.
Mr. Brankin serves as General Counsel and/or Special Counsel for the firm’s municipal clients. Mr. Brankin has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases dealing with a broad range of land use, zoning and municipal code enforcement and other issues involving municipal law.
Mr. Brankin co-authored Chapter Nine of the 2004 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Land Use Law handbook entitled "Litigation of a Zoning Case," and frequently gives presentations on land use, zoning and legal issues impacting municipalities.
Mr. Brankin is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches classes involving land use and zoning law.
Municipal law, land use, zoning, liquor and business licensing, civil litigation, developer incentives and government relations.
JD, 1995, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
BA, 1992, Eastern Illinois University
Chicago Bar Association