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   3Brian P. ListonChicago(312) 580-1594bliston@ltlawchicago.combliston@ltlawchicago.comListon & Tsantilis PCwww.ltlawchicago.comwww.ltlawchicago.comlistonbrianp.jpgLand Use, Zoning & Condemnation LawReal Estate Law: CommercialReal Estate Law: FinanceReal Estate Law: TaxEminent DomainReal Property TaxationReal Estate, Land Use & ZoningBusiness Litigation
Brian P.
Liston & Tsantilis PC
33 N LaSalle St Ste 2800
Chicago IL 60602
Ph.(312) 580-1594 Fx.(312) 580-1592Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law    Eminent Domain
Real Estate Law: Commercial    Real Property Taxation
Real Estate Law: Finance     Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning
Real Estate Law: Tax     Business Litigation
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr.Liston is a partner in the firm of Liston & Tsantilis, P.C. He has focused his practice in the area of eminent domain and property tax litigation. He currently represents Fortune 500 companies and landowners in eminent domain and property tax litigation matters in suits filed by local, municipal and state agencies throughout the United States.

Mr. Liston has successfully represented large and sophisticated commercial and industrial businesses, condominium associations and owners of multi-complex units in eminent domain matters and property tax matters.

In his expertise in the eminent domain field, he has represented public bodies and acted as assistant deputy counsel for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Specifically, Mr. Liston represented the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in connection with their multi-billion dollar public works project known as the "O'Hare CUP Deep Tunnel Project." This project was one of the largest and most complex land acquisition projects in the United States which included property acquisition's of hundreds of thousands of acres of land for the underground tunnels that traveled throughout the State of Illinois, much of which was occupied by major public utilities. It was, therefore, necessary to obtain formal approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission to relocate nineteen different public utilities. In addition, he formerly was a special assistant attorney general representing The Illinois State Toll Highway authority and was formerly a special assistant for the Illinois Department of Transportation in Eminent Domain matters, where he actively litigated eminent domain cases throughout Illinois.

Mr. Liston is a frequent lecturer on eminent domain matters for the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

In the area of property tax litigation, Mr. Liston currently represents Fortune 500 companies and numerous commercial and industrial property owners throughout the Midwest, including in several Illinois counties: Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kane County, McHenry County, Lake County and Peoria County.

Mr. Liston has helped revise the Cook County Assessor's Incentives Program for the retention of major manufacturing plants, and commercial properties in Cook County as well as multi-family housing, which have resulted in retaining jobs and providing housing for low income residents.

Additionally, through his assistance in revising the Cook County Real Estate Incentive Program, Mr. Liston has helped to reduce the real estate tax burden on major manufacturing facilities, commercial facilities and senior citizens.

Mr. Liston serves on the Real Estate Taxation and Real Property Committees for the Chicago Bar Association. He also serves on the Illinois State Bar Real Estate Committee and the Real Estate Tax Committee and serves on the General Assembly Illinois State Bar Association.

Notable Cases and Results:  
OHare CUP project. To date it is the largest acquisition of land and mineral rights throughout Illinois. On this case, Mr. Liston's role was special counsel for the metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois (1991)
U.S. District Court
Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals
Seventh Circuit, U.S. Court of the Armed Forces

Year of Birth:  1961

Additional languages spoken:  Greek

Law School:  The John Marshall School of Law, J.D., 1989
Graduate School:
St. Xavier University, M.B.A., cum laude, 1986

Undergraduate School:  Purdue University, B.S., 1984

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Chicago Bar Association Real Estate Tax Committee,1992-present

Chicago Bar Association Real Property Committee,1992-present

Illinois State Bar Association Real Estate Section Committee, 1996-present

Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1997-present

Published Legal Writing:  
Mr. Liston publishes the firm's quarterly newsletter Real Property Update to inform clients and other attorneys on developments in real estate law, legislation and real estate business. The newsletter currently has more than 2,500 readers and was recognized by the Chicago Legal Times and the editor of the Chicago Lawyer and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of the premier real estate newsletters for attorneys.

Legal Lectures:  
Illinois State Bar Association Real Estate Section Committee Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Seminar

"Highest and Best Use Analysis," 2000, Chicago Bar Association

Young Lawyers Association "Eminent Domain" 2002

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