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Richard J. Skrodzki


Richard J. Skrodzki, Managing Partner and President

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I am very attentive to detail in my preparation and in the representation of clients.


Practice Areas: Land Use and Development; Local Government; Real Estate Law


  • Northern Illinois University Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1978
    Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1970

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Illinois
  • Bar Association Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • West Suburban Bar Association

Rick Skrodzki has been associated with Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. since 1977, a partner since 1984 and currently serves as its Managing Partner and President. Rick started at the firm as a law clerk while in law school when the firm consisted of only two attorneys, and now he leads the firm's Land Use and Development and Local Government practice areas. Within these areas, Rick represents clients before local government staffs, public hearing commissions and boards, and city and village elected officials to secure land entitlement approvals. This work includes all forms of zoning amendments, annexation agreements and government incentive benefits, including sales tax sharing agreements and extensive tax increment financing matters. Rick has represented local governments as village attorney, prosecutor and special counsel. He also represents clients in commercial real estate matters, including purchases, sales, leasing and financing.

Rick has been a presenter at the Illinois Municipal League's annual conference and at continuing legal education seminars. He has served as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Local Government and Public Affairs Committees. He is a past member of the Chicago Bar Association's Board of Managers and is a charter member of the Illinois Institute of Local Government Lawyers. Rick is active in the community and has previously served as a member and Chair of the Western Springs Economic Development Commission and as a member and President of the Catholic Charities Guild Board of Directors. He currently serves as a member of the Board and Treasurer of the Illinois Junior Golf Association, a Director of the Chicago District Golf Association, and President of LaGrange Country Club.


Practice Areas

We are uniquely staffed to handle most types of legal matters—whether personal or business related—within our main practice areas: business and corporate law; construction law; employment and labor law; estate and tax planning; family law; land use and development/local government; litigation; and real estate law.
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There are no shortcuts or compromises at Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. Our attorneys respectfully listen to their clients, anticipate their needs and work diligently to provide sound and practical legal advice.
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Introducing our new partners: Alison J. Wetzel, Brian M. Dougherty, and Daniel J. McCarthy III.


Our attorneys represent a vast array of clients, from individuals to closely-held businesses and publicly-traded companies to municipalities.
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In Memoriam: Thomas P. Russian


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