Mark Schuster

Mark Schuster graduated cum laude from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, and Rome, Italy in 1972, and from the University of Illinois Law School in 1975. He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar the same year. Mr. Schuster represents several local municipal clients, and has extensive background in zoning, annexation, and other municipal and development matters. 

Mr. Schuster has long been involved with community and bar-related groups, serving on City of Elgin zoning and subdivision committees, the governing board of St. Edward High School and coaching local youth sports. He has been a member of the Illinois Township Attorneys Association since 1996, and a Member of the Kane County Bar Association — Local Government Law Committee since 1992. 

In addition to municipal and development-related matters, Mr. Schuster also concentrates his practice in civil litigation, real estate transactions and business law; and counsels clients in family-related matters and litigation. 

Mr. Schuster serves as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the City of Elgin and for the Village of South Elgin. 

He has lectured in the areas of municipal law and township law on many occasions. 

Representative Clients

Village of Hampshire, IL
(a growing community located in Northwest Kane County, along the I-90 Tollway Corridor)

Village of Sleepy Hollow, IL
(a mature community located in the Fox River Valley)

Paasche Airbrush Company
(a manufacturer of airbrushes and spray paint equipment for industrial and hobbyist users)

Various local retail and service businesses in regard to organization, operation, employment, and real estate matters


Annexation of various parcels, comprising between 2 and 1,300 acres in size, with annexation agreements/development agreements negotiated between municipality and owner/developer.

Proposed Annexation/Re-development of 55-acre Brownfields site in Kane County

Creation of largest Special Service Area financing project in the State of Illinois

Creation of wetland mitigation bank in cooperation with local municipality

Revolving Loan Fund loans from local municipality for community-development related loans to local businesses

Zoning/Special Uses/Variation for business sites, rental properties and residential uses

Administrative Hearings for violation of local ordinances for municipality