Dean Krone represents municipalities, school districts, and other units of local government. He divides his time between corporate work and litigation on a variety of issues including zoning, finance, intergovernmental cooperation, and tax increment financing districts (TIF districts). Since joining the firm in 2001, he also has represented many school districts and other units of local government, often in matters that involve interactions with municipalities. In particular, he has negotiated numerous intergovernmental agreements to protect taxing districts from financial harm from TIF districts.
Mr. Krone is named a Leading Lawyer by his peers in the areas of Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law and Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law. He is co-author of the chapter on Zoning Issues: Municipality Perspective in the treatise on Commercial Real Estate published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and an original co-author of the chapter on Adult Uses in the treatise on Municipal Law published by IICLE. Mr. Krone is a former board member and president of the Board of Education of Community Consolidated School District 64 in Park Ridge and Niles and a former member of the City of Park Ridge Zoning Board of Appeals. He is a member of the Community Advisory Council of Maine Township High School District 207.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Krone served as law clerk to the Honorable William T. Hart, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Krone received his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Chicago, where he served as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.