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Hinshaw Partner Vaishali Rao Appointed to Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals

April 26, 2021

The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that partner Vaishali Rao has been appointed to serve as an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Chicago.

The Zoning Board of Appeals reviews land use issues that pertain to the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, including proposed variations from the zoning code, special uses that require review to determine compatibility with adjacent properties, and appeals of decisions made by the Zoning Administrator. Established in 1923, the board has five members that are appointed by the Mayor with City Council consent.

Rao focuses her legal practice on regulatory investigation and enforcement, and compliance counseling. Prior to joining Hinshaw, she served as a supervising attorney in the Consumer Fraud Bureau of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. As Assistant Counsel in the Illinois House of Representatives, Rao also assisted in the impeachment trial of former Illinois Governor, Rod R. Blagojevich.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices nationwide and in London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the financial services sector, and other highly regulated industries. Hinshaw also serves as counsel to the professional services sector, and provides business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes.