Post Written by Christian Blume, Illinois Business and Real Estate Attorney
In an attempt to branch out into more nuanced legal topics bark about, I came across a recent update to the Illinois Wrongful Tree Cutting Act, which is rooted in property law. Chicago is a City of magnificent trees. We are surrounded by trees; rising high above houses and streets on parkways, living in yards, parks, forest preserves, public lands, on porches, in containers, even inside homes.
About the Author:
Christian is the Co-Chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Section’s Real Estate Committee. He is a trusted legal advisor that helps businesses and individuals protect and pursue their interests. His practice focuses on real estate and business law (particularly, transactional and dispute resolution).
Prior to establishing his private practice, Christian worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago Department of Law. He represented the City of Chicago and prosecuted municipal code violations in numerous cases.
He graduated cum laude from The John Marshall Law School and served as the Managing Editor of The John Marshall Law Review. He also graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, where he majored in Economics. Prior to law school, Christian owned and operated a small business. As a small business owner, he came to appreciate the many legal struggles and issues start-ups and small businesses face.
He currently lives in Lincoln Square with his wife and two small children. Christian enjoys travelling, yoga, reading and spending time with his family in his spare time.