Harold W. Francke concentrates his practice in annexation, zoning, tax increment and special service area financing, business district development, development incentives, utility system and roadway infastructure construction financing and general real estate development matters.
Mr. Francke has had primary responsibility for land use, development and infastructure financing and construction matters for several large tracts of land in the Chicago metropolitan area. These have encompassed large-scale residental-golf course planned developments and mixed-use planned developments. Mr. Francke’s experience extends to all forms of development, including residential, commercial/retail, hotel, industrial, institutional, assisted living and independent living facilities and continuing care retirement communities. Before joining Meltzer, Purtill Stelle Mr. Francke was a partner at DLA Piper LLP where he practiced for 34 years.
Headquartered in downtown Chicago, Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC provides legal services to individuals, financial institutions, real estate developers, and the corporate middle market. Their orientation is management-focused.