Steven M. Richart


Steve Richart represents school districts, charter schools, municipalities, park districts and other entities in all areas of the law, with a focus on board governance, finance, taxation, contracts and litigation. Mr. Richart lectures on the Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act and regularly assists public bodies in responding to FOIA requests, handling property tax levies, tax anticipation warrants, interfund transfers, contracts, construction issues and student and labor/employment matters. He is a member of the National and Illinois Council of School Attorneys, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Appellate Lawyers’ Association, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Mr. Richart received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated in 2005 with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review. During law school, Mr. Richart worked for the City of Chicago Department of Law and completed an externship under the Honorable Arlander Keys, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge of the Northern District of Illinois.

Contact  |  o: 847-670-9000  |  f: 847-670-7334


B.S. – University of Illinois at Chicago
J.D. – Chicago-Kent College of Law

Accolades and Associations

Member, National and Illinois Council of School Attorneys

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Member, Appellate Lawyers’ Association

LEED Accredited Professional

Speeches, In-Services, and Publications

FOIA/Open Meetings Workshop