August Virtual Training

Join us at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16 for our virtual training: Best Practices of Bidding, Purchasing, and Contracting. Email Nick Allen for the Zoom link.

Due to their unique features, townships in Illinois must comply with a myriad of complex, sometimes conflicting competitive procurement requirements. This comprehensive training seminar, led by expert township attorneys, will provide an understanding of the relevant statutes, and explore key legal issues, such as: applicability and exceptions, solicitations and awards, and contract formation and risk-shifting. The session will focus on practical considerations and best practices for townships to diminish legal risks and protect their operations.

Michael Airdo is a founding Member of Airdo Werwas, LLC. His practice focuses on the handling of complex civil litigation matters, including those involving local governments, not-for-profit entities, educational facilities, and trade associations. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to his legal practice. Michael proudly serves as legal counsel to Hanover Township, Palatine Township, Dundee Township, Shields Township, and the Fox River Water Reclamation District. He served on the Village of Bartlett Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2011 and as Mayor of Bartlett from 2011 to 2013.

Mark Kimzey is a Senior Associate at Airdo Werwas, LLC. He focuses his practice on the representation of public sector clients in a broad range of litigated matters and has successfully litigated cases in both state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies, throughout the state. He frequently advises public officials and employees on matters affecting their organizations and is also a regular speaker and author on topics related to his practice. Mark holds both a law degree and an M.P.A., which he earned through a joint degree program at IIT’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.