Dean W. Krone

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Contact/Location
Office: Arlington Heights
[email protected]
847-670-9000 (office)
847-670-7334 (fax)

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EDUCATION
University of Chicago, B.A., English Literature, 1974

University of Chicago, J.D., 1985
As a partner in the firm, Dean Krone specializes in the representation of municipalities and counsels school districts, library districts, townships, and other local governments in situations where they must interact with municipalities. With over 30 years of experience in this area, Dean’s wealth of local government experience gives him a unique insight into the day-to-day matters facing municipalities.

In 2019, Dean was the featured subject of the Leading Lawyers Magazine, Real Estate Edition article, Bridging Differences for School Districts and Local Governments, which highlighted his experience in real estate development, various forms of tax incentives, including tax increment financing (TIF districts) and tax abatements, and intergovernmental agreements. Dean’s clients are confident that he tirelessly works to protect their interests and ensure they reach their goals.

In his spare time Dean enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling.



  • National Council of School Attorneys, Member, 2002 – Present  

  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys, Member, 2002 – Present  

  • American Bar Association, Member

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member



  • Maine Township High School District 207, Community Advisory Council, Member, 2013 – Present

  • Park Ridge-Niles School District 64, Board President, 2003 – 2005

  • Park Ridge-Niles School District 64, Board Member, 1997 – 2005

  • Park Ridge Zoning Board of Appeals, Member, 1995 – 2001

  • City of Chicago/Ebinger School Local School Council, Member, 1989 – 1993



  • Leading Lawyers Network, 2017 – Present  



  • Commercial Real Estate: Property-Related Issues 2021 Edition (coming soon) 

  • Bridging Differences for School Districts and Local GovernmentsLeading Lawyers Magazine, Real Estate Edition, 2019 

  • Zoning Issues: Municipality Perspective, Treatise on Commercial Real Estate, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Co-Author, Chapter, 2017

  • Protecting Your District from TIF Districts, Panel presentation, Illinois Association of School Boards Annual Meeting, 2007

  • Negotiating an Intergovernmental TIF Agreement, Panel presentation, Illinois Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference, 2007