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   3Victor H. ReyesChicago(312) 332-0055vreyes@rkchicago.comvreyes@rkchicago.comReyes Kursonwww.rkchicago.comwww.rkchicago.comreyesvictor.jpgGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawLand Use, Zoning & Condemnation LawGovernment and Regulatory LawGeneral Business LawLand UseState Lobbying
Victor H. Reyesvreyes@rkchicago.com
Reyes Kursonhttp://www.rkchicago.com
328 S Jefferson St Ste 909
Chicago IL 60661
Ph.(312) 332-0055 Fx.(312) 332-0419
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law    Government and Regulatory Law
Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law    General Business Law
    Land Use
    State Lobbying
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
With nearly 30 years of experience in government, law, and public affairs, Victor Reyes draws upon a wide range of contacts and experiences to help clients achieve their goals. Business owners and leaders from around the country rely on his counsel to find a clear path through Illinois’ complex regulatory system, and he is repeatedly selected as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the areas of governmental, municipal, lobbying, and administrative law.

Victor began his career as an assistant to former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, ultimately rising to the position of Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, where he was responsible for implementing the mayor’s agenda in the city council, state legislature, and Congress. After a 10-year career in the public sector, Victor left the mayor’s office to lead the Chicago government practice of an international law firm, and in 2005 established the firm now known as Reyes Kurson, Ltd.


Notable Cases and Results:  
Represented the Chicago City Council in the federally mandated redistricting process after the 2000 Census.

Represented T6 Partners, the successful bidder on the Terminal 6 Project at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Represents clients on land use issues before various government agencies including: the Chicago Housing Authority, the Chicago Public Building Commission, the Chicago Department of Environment, the Chicago Department of Transportation, and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development.

As Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of Chicago:
Developed and coordinated the annual legislative agendas for the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Chicago Public Schools.

Assisted in the drafting, enactment and implementation of various municipal code amendments.

Directed appointment process of over 90 mayoral boards and commissions.


Bar Admissions:  Illinois

Year of Birth:  1964

Additional languages spoken:  Spanish

Law School:  DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1990

Undergraduate School:  Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1987

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois State Bar Association

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Chicago's Notable Minority Lawyers, Crain's Chicago Business, 2018
  • Leading Lawyers, Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law, 2003-present
  • Illinois Influencers, Campaigns and Elections Magazine, 2010
  • Rerum Novarum, 2002
  • HACIA Hispanic Leadership Award, 2001
  • El Hogar Del Nino, 1999
  • El Rincon, 1997


Community Involvement:  
Park Federal Savings
  Director
After School Matters
  Former Director
Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus


Firm Description:  
The attorneys of Chicago-based Reyes Kurson provide complete and highly personalized legal services with particular expertise in the areas of governmental regulation and commercial litigation.


Family:  
A native of Mexico, Victor spends his free time with his wife and three children.
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