Richard F. Friedman

Neal & Leroy, LLC

120 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602


Commercial, Condominium, Construction, Eminent Domain, Government, HOA, Labor, Land Use, Real Estate, Title Insurance

Richard F. Friedman is experienced in municipal law, real estate law, public finance, litigation, eminent domain, historic preservation, and appellate practice. Mr. Friedman is a member of the managing group and has been affiliated with Neal & Leroy, LLC since 1983. Prior to joining Neal & Leroy, LLC, Mr. Friedman was a member of the City of Chicago Law Department’s Appeals and Review and Finance Divisions. He also served as counsel to the Chicago Landmark Commission and City’s Motion Picture Appeal Board. Mr. Friedman wrote chapters on appellate practice and eminent domain for legal publications and lectures on eminent domain and historic preservation law. Mr. Friedman represents clients in appeals at all state and federal levels.
Professional Activities
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Director of Chicago Art Deco Society
  • Former Director and General Counsel of Landmark Illinois
  • Teaches Historic Preservation Law at University of Chicago Law School, University of Illinois College of Law, and in the Master’s Degree program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Lecturer on Land Use, Eminent Domain, Urban Development, and Historic Preservation Law at attorney continuing education seminars


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana, B.S.

Honors and Awards

  • Featured as a Leading Lawyer in Leading Lawyers Magazine (January 2016 Edition)
120 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602

P: 312-641-7144
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Description: Publications Eminent Domain to Promote Economic Development (Outline) Eminent Domain to Promote Economic Development (Supplement)published by Neal & Leroy, LLC, 2009, and presented at the Illinois Institute For Continuing Legal