Robert L. Gamrath - Quarles & Brady LLP

Robert L. Gamrath

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 312-715-5037

Robert L. Gamrath’s practice focuses on representing developers, builders, large corporations and individual business operators in the acquisition, zoning, entitlement, and development of real property. Mr. Gamrath prepares and presents entitlement cases to all levels of government and trial and reviewing courts. He represents lenders and borrowers in loan workouts, acquisition, development and construction loans, and other secured lending.  Mr. Gamrath’s recent experience includes:

  • Representation of a major retailer in obtaining an annexation agreement amendment, rezoning, special use permits and municipal code modifications for the construction of a 200,000 square foot retail store.

  • Representation of a hospice provider in obtaining rezoning, subdivision, and special use permits for the construction of its office headquarters.

  • Representation of a global package delivery company in obtaining planned development zoning, street vacations, tax increment financing and structuring a land exchange under IRC §1033 as part of a larger community redevelopment project.

  • Representation of a hotel/office complex developer in the annexation, zoning, and subdivision of property that contained critical wetlands and threatened and endangered species habitat.

  • Representation of a regional developer in obtaining planned unit development approval, annexation, and development variations for a large retail shopping center.

  • Representation of a land developer in the annexation, zoning, and subdivision of a 180-acre mixed use planned unit development that included negotiation of easements, roadway agreements, and a recapture agreement.

  • Representation of a developer of a multi-phased residential planned unit development that included negotiation of several easements, a facility planning area map amendment, recapture agreement, and flood plain map amendment.

  • Representation of a senior housing owner/operator in the development of a 178-unit continuing care retirement community and negotiation of a development agreement with impact fee reductions and waivers.

  • Representation of a senior housing owner/operator in obtaining planned development zoning for expansion of an existing continuing care retirement community located in an historical building.

  • Representation of an art studio/gallery owner in obtaining variances necessary to redevelop a former manufacturing facility.

  • Representation of a developer of a commercial shopping center in obtaining entitlements for the development and in litigation brought by a neighboring municipality.

  • Representation of a Fortune 100 company in an Illinois precedent-setting takings litigation.

  • Joint representation of a land owner and national developer in obtaining special use, site plan, variance, and subdivision approvals for a mixed use, multi-hotel project.

  • Joint representation of a national developer and movie theater operator in the redevelopment of a regional shopping center that included an 18-screen multiplex movie theater.

  • Representation of an industrial developer of a 110-acre industrial park that included special service area financing for subdivision improvements.

John Marshall Law SchoolJ.D. Indiana UniversityBS

Case History

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1994 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1994 

Office Location

300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 60654-3406
United States

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law