Mr. Ryan’s practice focuses exclusively on representing private property owners in eminent domain matters in Illinois. He has lectured on eminent domain topics and has authored an article entitled “Condemnation Chronology and Procedures: An Overview at 10,000 Feet,” for the ALI-ABA Condemnation 101: Fundamentals of Condemnation Law and Land Valuation Seminar (January 2008). In February 2015, Mr. Ryan lectured at American Law Institute’s 32nd Annual Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation seminar in San Francisco, California on the topic entitled “Running the Case: A Team Approach and Working with All the Players.” Mr. Ryan has represented property owners in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, Kane, Winnebago, Grundy and McHenry counties. Mr. Ryan has experience representing property owners in partial takings and full takings involving all types of properties including: residential, commercial retail, industrial, office, and special use properties. Mr. Ryan has represented clients in eminent domain matters at the trial, appellate and Illinois Supreme Court level. Aside from representing property owners to obtain just compensation, Mr. Ryan also assists clients in eminent domain matters concerning the negotiation of utility easements and the negotiation of leases as well as assisting clients seeking variances and amendments to planned developments.
Michael W. Ryan has been awarded the CRE® (Counselor of Real Estate) credential by The Counselors of Real Estate®, an international group of real estate practitioners recognized as leading advisors in complex real property and land-related matters, with fewer than 1100 members worldwide, of which only about 70 are practicing attorneys. The credential was awarded in May at the Counselors’ 2017 Midyear Meetings in Los Angeles.
* The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.