Taft Chicago real estate partner Graham Grady assisted Fry’s Electronics in obtaining unanimous approval to rezone and designate their retail store at 3300 Finley Road in Downers Grove, Ill., as a planned unit development to allow for modifications to existing signage and the installation of a tollway monument sign. The store at the intersection of Interstates 88 and 355 opened in 2004 and is the chain’s only retail outlet in Illinois.
Grady focuses his real estate practice on helping clients solve problems they encounter with units of local government. With a focus on the city of Chicago and Cook County, Grady helps secure necessary approvals for land developments in the Chicago metropolitan area. A consensus builder and negotiator, he maintains excellent relations with community organizations, local elected officials and other stakeholders. Grady provides legal counsel for compliance, regulatory and public policy and encompasses zoning, land use, licensing, government contracts, procurement and legislative approvals.