Renu Shevade focuses her practice on the representation of property owners and commercial and residential developers before municipal, county and state authorities in connection with securing land use approvals, including site plan approvals, subdivision approvals, bulk and use variances and related environmental permits. She has also represented clients in connection with various state land use regulatory initiatives. In addition, Renu has advised federally licensed telecommunications carriers in obtaining land use approvals for wireless antennas and tower sites, and has negotiated site leases for carriers.
Responsive, organized and thorough, Renu is dedicated to directly and completely answering her clients’ questions at every turn. Renu is committed to realizing each client’s desired outcome by solving problems and getting approvals as efficiently as possible. With attention to detail, Renu is both knowledgeable about the law and an effective negotiator. She knows, from first-hand experience, what it takes to persuade and succeed before government agencies, including planning and zoning boards, municipal governing bodies and redevelopment entities, as well as the state and federal agencies that oversee environmental and land use issues.
University of Illinois College of Law-law alumni, former board member
Represented commercial and residential developers in connection with site plan, subdivision, variance, rezoning and redevelopment applications.
Represented national retailers in securing zoning approvals for new sites, expansions of existing sites and sign approvals.
Represented utility companies in connection with facility and plant expansions and generator installations.
Represented commercial developers with regard to obtaining approvals for structured parking.
Represented large corporate clients in connection with site renovations and expansions.
Represented property owners in connection with wetlands permits, stream encroachment permits and other related environmental permits.
Represented commercial and residential developers and property owners in connection with state regulatory initiatives.
Represented residential developer clients in connection with the establishment of homeowners' associations and the preparation of related land use documents including stormwater maintenance agreements and conservation easements.
Represented clients in connection with state and municipal land preservation initiatives and transfer of development rights applications.