Peter C. Bazos

Peter C. Bazos graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School and upon graduation, was elected to the Order of the Coif (a legal honor society). He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in the same year. Mr. Bazos then practiced business and securities law in Chicago for two years before moving his practice to Elgin in 1975, where he has practiced ever since. 

Mr. Bazos served as the Chair of the Kane County Bar Association’s Real Estate Practice Committee for over 16 years and has lectured in the areas of commercial real estate, mechanics liens, and corporate governance. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Elgin Academy (an independent school) and as its General Counsel for over 10 years. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois for 6 years. 

Mr. Bazos concentrates his practice in the areas of land use, zoning and development, commercial real estate, construction law and mechanics liens, and business and transactional law.

Representative Clients

Peter C. Bazos concentrates his practice in the areas of land use, zoning and development, commercial real estate, real estate syndications, construction law and mechanics liens and business and transactional law. Following are some of the representative business clients for whom Mr. Bazos has primary responsibility, listed in alphabetical order, and not in order of importance and published with their permission. A very abbreviated description of the types of legal services rendered by Bazos, Freeman, Kramer, Schuster & Braithwaite to these clients is also provided.

Anderson Associates, Inc., Elgin, IL
(a real estate developer and project manager of commercial, industrial and office projects)

Real estate sales and acquisitions; construction and project management contract negotiation and preparation; zoning and annexation; real estate development.

Bell Land Improvement, Inc., Elgin, IL
(a well established specialty contractor in the Chicago area–projects range from land development and mining, to environmental and industrial/commercial construction)

Mechanics lien perfection and enforcement; land acquisition and development

Bluff City Materials, Inc., Bartlett, IL
(an operator of sand and gravel mines with locations in Elgin, Bartlett, and South Beloit)

Commercial and industrial real estate development land use, annexation and zoning

Centerline Equity Partners, LLC, St. Charles, IL
(a company which, since 2005 has developed, through real estate syndications over 500,000 square feet of office, retail and industrial projects throughout Northern Illinois)

Zoning, land acquisition, entity formation and syndication of investment entities

Colors For Plastics, Inc., Elk Grove Village, IL
(a manufacturer of ingredients for the coloring plastics with $13 million in sales)

General corporate work; asset acquisitions; commercial real estate acquisitions and leases.

First Chicago Bank & Trust, Itasca, IL Headquarters (Elgin, IL Branch)
(First Chicago has over 100 years experience in banking and over $1 billion in assets and specializes in the needs of small to mid-size businesses and individuals)

Commercial loan documentation

Gershman Brown Crowley, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
(a national developer of shopping centers, CVS drug stores, and other real estate projects)

Zoning and municipal entitlements for CVS Pharmacy sites; real estate development.

IHC Construction Companies, LLC, Elgin, IL
(founded in 1906, IHC specializes in general contracting, construction management, designing, building and underground utility construction for the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois area)

Construction contract negotiation and review; mechanics lien claims; land acquisition

Location Finders International, Inc., Mokena, IL
(a full service real estate development company assisting national retail and industrial users of space in expansion of their concepts in Chicagoland, Southwest Florida and Arizona)

Zoning and development; negotiation of development and sales tax entitlements; land sales

Midland Landscape Nursery, Inc., Hampshire, IL
(over 25 years experience in landscape architecture using innovative designs, specializing in heavy duty retaining walls, water features and erosion control, landscape maintenance and brick paver installation)

General corporate work; mechanics lien perfection and enforcement

Monarch Design & Construction, LLC, St. Charles, IL
(a fully integrated space planning, architectural and construction firm providing a single source for design and build projects)

Construction contract preparation and review; mechanics lien perfection and enforcement; general corporate matters

National Technology, Inc., Rolling Meadows, IL
(a manufacturer of printed circuit boards with $26 million in sales)

General corporate work; business acquisitions; commercial real estate purchases, sales and leases; employment matters; collections.

PanCor Construction & Development, L.L.C., Elgin, IL
(a developer of commercial and industrial real estate with $15 million of annual construction)

Commercial real estate purchases, sales and leases; zoning and annexation; real estate development. In 1998, Mr. Bazos represented this client in the sale of a $41,000,000.00 portfolio of real estate.

PetroLiance Properties, LLC, Elgin, IL and in other States
(one of the largest fuels and lubricants distributors in the United States)

commercial real estate leases

VCNA Prairie Aggregates Illinois, Inc.
(formerly, Prairie Material Sales, Inc. and affiliates), Bridgeview, IL (an operator of ready-mixed concrete plants, quarries, gravel mines and brickyards throughout the Midwest)

Business entity formations; mechanic’s lien perfection and enforcement (public and private projects).

RSC & Associates, LLC, Chicago, IL
(a real estate developer and property manager with projects throughout the United States)

Zoning and municipal entitlements; real estate development; condominium projects.

Ryan Companies US, Inc. Minneapolis, MN Headquarters (Naperville, IL Branch)
(founded more than 69 years ago, Ryan Companies is a leading national commercial real estate firm offering integrated design-build, development and real estate management services to customers in more than 150 cities around the country)

Land acquisition, zoning and development; negotiation of TIF incentive agreements and other development incentive agreements

Ryland Homes, East Dundee, IL
(a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Ryland Group, Inc., a publicly traded, Fortune 500 company engaging in residential construction and development in multiple markets in the United States)

Zoning and municipal entitlements; real estate development.

Toll Brothers, Inc. Horsham, PA Headquarters (Arlington Heights, Il Branch)
(a builder of luxury homes for over 40 years)

Land development entitlement work

Transparent Container Co., Inc., Berkeley, IL
(a manufacturer of plastic packaging and a provider of all related packaging materials and services with $50 million in sales)

General corporate work; commercial real estate purchases and leases; employment matters; sales representation agreements; collection and civil litigation.

Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., Downers Grove, IL
(a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc.; a publicly traded, Fortune 200 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenues)

Zoning, municipal entitlements and waste transfer station siting work.