Cases & Deals

Jones Day assists Chicago-based non-profit organization obtain relief from burdensome fines and repairs

Clients Chicago-based non-profit organization

Jones Day attorneys defended pro bono a Chicago-based non-profit organization facing significant potential fines based on alleged violations of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. The non-profit organization planned to sell the building at issue within one year and anticipated the building would be demolished soon thereafter, so completing extensive, costly repairs of the building to come into compliance with Code immediately was undesirable. Following negotiations with a City attorney, several counts of the complaint were dismissed and the remainder were subject to a plea agreement that resulted in the non-profit organization paying a small fine and attorneys’ fees. This resolution was highly favorable given the potential fines and substantial repair costs the non-profit organization otherwise would have incurred.