David J. Silverman
David J. Silverman is a founding member of Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC David is a graduate of Lewis University and The John Marshall Law School, where he graduated with high distinction.
David’s practice has an emphasis in local government, land development, development-related incentives and land use litigation. Mr. Silverman has provided legal assistance to both governmental and private entities in such matters as annexation, zoning, subdivision, tax increment financing, special service areas and enterprise zones, as well as sales tax incentive agreements.
During his career, David has provided legal counsel to both the private and public sectors concerning the annexation of thousands of acres to various municipalities, including approximately 10,000 acres since 1998. Representative projects include: The Prairie Landfill in Will County; the $365 Million Dollar Aux Sable Liquid Products facilities located in a TIF district in Channahon, Illinois; the expansion of an enterprise zone for the Chicagoland Speedway at Joliet; TIF and sales tax incentives for the Chelsea Premium Outlet Mall with over 1 million square feet of retail in Aurora, Illinois; the creation of a tax increment finance district, special service area and enterprise zone, each consisting of approximately 2,200 acres at the Center Point Intermodal Industrial Park in Elwood, Illinois; and the Ryan Companies retail centers in Tinley Park, Illinois and New Lenox, Illinois. Mr. Silverman has also been involved in numerous residential developments as well as many smaller scale retail and industrial projects.
David is a frequent presenter regarding many issues involving local government and land use issues; he has recently co-authored a chapter on Tax Increment Financing for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Silverman is a member of the Illinois State and Will County Bar Associations, Local Government Law Section Council, as well as the Illinois Tax Increment Finance Association.
In addition to his professional affiliations, Mr. Silverman is a gubernatorial appointment to the Board of Directors of the Joliet Regional Port District which, among other things, owns and operates the airport at Lewis University. Mr. Silverman also serves on the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Will County, Easter Seals – Joliet Region, the Rainbow Council of Boy Scouts, and is an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Oswego Economic Development Corporation.
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