Kenneth W. Funk
Kenneth Funk concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and environmental law. Ken’s real estate practice covers all aspects of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate. Ken represents private sector, governmental and labor organization clients in matters such as site selection, pre-acquisition due diligence, zoning and land-entitlement review, ad valorem taxation, LIHTC financing, tax increment financing, platting, Phase I & II environmental site assessments, wetland delineations and permitting, soil assessments and construction permitting, negotiating and documenting purchase and sale agreements, construction agreements, bridge and “end loan” financing arrangements, leases and sub-leases, and Section 1031 tax free exchanges. Ken has served as counsel to several real estate investment funds and labor organizations and as special real estate counsel to the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
In the area of environmental law, Ken advises and counsels public and private sector clients on the selection of remedial action objectives, site remediation, and compliance with regulations, as well as injunctive relief and cost-recovery litigation, while always considering the impact of environmental issues upon property value. Ken also serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General and general counsel to governmental agencies regarding environmental compliance litigation.
DePaul University College of Law: J.D., 1982
DePaul University: B.A., with Highest Honors, 1977
Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society
Pi Gamma Mu National Social Science Honor Society
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
American Bar Association
Section of Natural Resources and Environmental Law
Section of Real Property
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Environmental Law Committee