Bryan P. Lynch
Bryan P. Lynch concentrates his practice on representing owners of commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural property affected by eminent domain and condemnation. For over 18 years in the private and public sectors, Mr. Lynch has litigated cases involving a wide variety of properties and uses, such as investment grade retail, commercial, agricultural, industrial, multi-family, and residential. Mr. Lynch counts as valued clients individual property owners and small businesses, as well as national and regional corporations, financial institutions, REITs, grocery store chains, shopping centers, including Inland Real Estate Corporation, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fifth Third Bank, Speedway, Heartland Automotive Services (Jiffy Lube), and Caputo's Fresh Markets.
Mr. Lynch represents client interests in circuit courts across Chicago's metropolitan area, including Cook, Will, Lake, Kane, Kendall, DuPage, and McHenry, in addition to federal court. In his role protecting property owners' rights, Mr. Lynch is routinely opposing state, county and municipal taking agencies, such as IDOT, the Illinois Tollway, CTA, City of Chicago, and Public Building Commission of Chicago. He handles eminent domain cases on a contingency basis; so he only receives legal fees if there is an increase over the government's offer, and he receives only a percentage of that increase.
Bryan Lynch has presented seminars for organizations such as the Chicago Farmers workshop and National Business Institute, and was appointed by several presidents of the Illinois State Bar Association to serve on its Real Estate Section Council. He has also been interviewed by the Chicago Tribune regarding eminent domain, and has had articles published in such periodicals as the Chicago Law Bulletin. Mr. Lynch is an elected member of the ISBA's Assembly, representing attorneys in Cook County on legislative and policy matters. He is also a member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, the Illinois Bar Foundation, and the Cook County Justinian Society of Lawyers.
Mr. Lynch is actively involved with his community, serving on the Chairman's Advisory Council for Big Shoulders Fund, and as a Board Member for the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago. Mr. Lynch resides in Chicago with his wife and three young sons, enjoys coaching youth soccer and baseball, and is a lifelong Chicago White Sox fan.
Areas of Practice
- Eminent Domain and Condemnation
- Inverse Condemnation, Regulatory Takings and Exactions
- Relocation Claims under the federal Uniform Relocation Act
- Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Transactions
- Business and Commercial Transactions
- Illinois, 1996
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1998
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2009
- John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
- J.D. - 1996
- University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
- B.A. - 1993
- University of Manchester, Manchester, England
- “A Stipulation?”, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
- “May a Condemnor Abandon Its Take?”, ISBA Real Estate Section publication
- Eminent Domain from Start to Finish, National Business Institute seminar
- Eminent Domain & Condemnation, presented to The Chicago Farmers Farmland Investment Fair
- Developments in Eminent Domain, presented to the Realtors Forty Club
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Illinois State Bar Association, Elected Assembly Member
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member, Real Estate Section Council
- Cook County Justinian Society of Lawyers, Member
- Catholic Lawyers Guild, Member
- Big Shoulders Chairman’s Advisory Council, Member
- Irish Fellowship Club, Board of Directors Member
- University of Illinois Association of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Past Board President