Alan L. Stefaniak
Alan L. Stefaniak received his undergraduate degree with honors from Northwestern University and his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law (1973). Alan has served as Managing Partner of the firm. Alan is an accomplished litigator with an emphasis in construction law, including mechanic’s lien and construction contract litigation. Among his numerous builder and contractor clients are the largest roofing contractor in the Chicago area and the largest design build landscape company in the country. Alan has represented the Adler Planetarium in construction arbitration. He also has expertise and broad experience in zoning and land use development law.
Alan has written for the Illinois Bar Journal on zoning and land use matters and is a speaker for the National Business Institute and Lorman Educational Services on real estate and zoning issues. He is a past member of the Palatine Zoning Board of Appeals and served as Chairman of the Kildeer Plan Commission. Alan served as a trustee for the Village of Kildeer and Chairman of its Building and Zoning Committee. Alan also served two terms as Mayor of the Village of Kildeer, 2001-2009.
Mr. Stefaniak publishes by email a monthly newsletter devoted to topics in his areas of concentration “Construction, Land Use and Development Update.” If you would like to be added to the subscriber list send your email address to Mara Mulvany. See below for past issues of Mr. Stefaniak’s newsletter.
We have trusted Alan Stefaniak and DiMonte & Lizak for many years to provide our company with advice and support. Mr. Stefaniak and his firm are responsive to our needs and are thorough in their actions on our business needs ranging from business agreement negotiations and real estate matters to personnel matters. We view Alan and DiMonte & Lizak as true business partners and find them to be technically competent, professional and easy to work with. They help us grow our business and I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Stefaniak and his firm.
U.S. Capital Corporation
Mr. Alan Stefaniak and his associates at Di Monte & Lizak have represented Glenn H. Johnson Construction for over 10 years. Mr. Stefaniak’s experience and knowledge in matters specific to our industry have enabled him to be a valued partner, continually contributing to our ongoing success. We value his guidance and appreciate his attention to the evolving legal issues we encounter as we operate on a national basis.
John H. Erickson, Vice President
Glenn H. Johnson Construction Co.
We have worked with Al Stefaniak and DiMonte and Lizak for over 35 years. Every time we have had need for their assistance, they helped in an efficient and professional manner. We have been very satisfied with the level of service we have received.
Johns Plumbing Inc.
The Law Offices of DiMonte & Lizak have represented Fettes, Love & Sieben for over ten years, specifically Alan Stefaniak. Alan has consistently provided our company with sound legal advice. Alan, along with the entire firm, has given us the knowledgeable and reliable service that has helped us grow our business with confidence. It is with great pleasure that we recommend Alan and DiMonte & Lizak.
M. Scott Hoffman, President
Fettes, Love & Sieben
Just a short note to express my thanks for your continued professional efforts on our behalf in the Huebner matter. Once again your firm has delivered the outstanding degree of performance we have come to expect over the past twenty years of our relationship. My thanks and best wishes to you and your staff.
Tom Longeway, President
Miller & Longeway Associates, Inc.
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