University of Michigan Law School,
Master of Urban Planning, 2012
University of California, San Diego,
Listed in "Illinois Super Lawyers" (by Thomson Reuters) as a "Rising Star," 2019-2022
Listed in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" (by BL Rankings) for Land Use and Zoning in Chicago, Illinois, 2023
Thompson Coburn LLP
City of Chicago Law Department- Real Estate Division
Law Clerk, 2012
Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel
Extern, Summer 2011
U.S. Federal District Court- Chambers of the Hon. Larry A. Burns
Extern, Summer 2010
Talar advocates for clients in land use, zoning and licensing matters throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs and represents them in commercial real estate sales and acquisitions, financing and development matters.
Talar helps property owners, developers, and real estate purchasers secure timely zoning approvals for both residential and commercial developments, drawing on Thompson Coburn's longstanding relationships with city and municipal officials to successfully navigate the complex zoning and community engagement process.
Talar closely monitors the frequent changes made to city and municipal zoning laws across Chicago and has been particularly involved in recent projects involving transit-oriented development and affordable housing as the City of Chicago and its surrounding municipalities continue to update policies and ordinances in these areas.
In addition, Talar works with a diverse client base in a broad range of real estate matters, including the development, financing, acquisition and sale of commercial real estate.
Talar's unique educational background in urban planning gives her a holistic perspective of the challenges and opportunities clients face in various stages of real estate development and financing.
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