Walczak_Christine 2019

Walczak, Christine A. Associate

Walczak, Christine A. Associate

Practice Focus

Christine is an associate in Tressler’s Local Government Practice Group. She counsels municipalities, park districts, school districts and other governmental entities on various matters, including: legislative policy, zoning and land use, real estate transactions, licensing, personnel policies and compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA). She has experience drafting and negotiating real estate contracts, leases, permits, licenses, vendor contracts, easements and intergovernmental agreements.

Christine also has experience counseling private corporations in general corporate matters, contract review and negotiations.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Tressler, Christine was an associate with the firm Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck, Ltd. where she primarily worked with the Village of Crestwood, Illinois, serving as its Assistant General Counsel, FOIA Officer and OMA Officer.
  
Christine was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers for 2018 and 2019.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    Young Lawyers Division Council, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
    Newsletter Committee, Editor
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member

Publications

Recent Publications

Disturbing Statements by Parent to School Employee Not Protected by First Amendment. Local Government Lowdown. April 9, 2019

Court Sheds Light on FOIA’s Unduly Burdensome Exception. Local Government Lowdown. January 23, 2019

The New and Evolving Tort of Contributory Cybersquatting: Did the Courts get it Right?University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy. Fall 2012

News

Presentations

  • “Legal/Legislative Part II,” IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, January 25, 2019