Symposium Overview

Illinois Property Assessment Institute’s second annual “Legal Symposium on Property Assessment” will take place Tuesday, September 24, 2024 at Northern Illinois University in Naperville. This symposium brings together Illinois legal community members who specialize in property tax with assessment valuation and administration professionals.

The Legal Symposium is a one-day event that includes both general session speakers and smaller breakout sessions. Presentations will feature some of the best and brightest in property tax law and assessment who will speak about assessment administration, appraisals, and appeals within the context of both best practices and Illinois state statute.


Registration opens July 2024. Sponsorship information coming in June.


Call for Speakers





Planning Committee Members:

  • Mark Armstrong, Supervisor of Assessments, Kane County
  • Ellen Berkshire, Attorney, Verros Berkshire
  • Jerry Brown, Attorney, Siegel & Callahan, P.C.
  • Ares Dalianis, Attorney, Franczek P.C.
  • Nora Devine, Attorney, The Devine Law Group
  • Mary Kate Fitzgerald, Attorney, Fitzgerald Law Group, PC
  • Timothy Jorczak, Supervisor of Assessments, McLean County
  • Lynette Kilian, Real Estate Tax Analyst, Verros Berkshire
  • Chesney Leafblad, Chief Deputy Assessor, Warren Township (Lake County)
  • Christina Lynch, Director of Legal, Cook County Assessor’s Office
  • Gina Matthiesen, Senior Legal Counsel, Cook County Assessor’s Office


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