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Millennium Park Chicago

Our Services

Caminer Law’s services include advising local governments in areas such as aviation, transportation, water, wastewater utility management, stormwater management, real estate, and construction.

In addition to legal services, Caminer Law advises and provides project management and oversight experience, identifying potential obstacles, unanticipated consequences, and surprises. Most importantly, Caminer Law is available to recognize opportunities to improve communication, accountability, and transparency with stakeholders, elected officials and legislators, customers, and others.

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Caminer Law is the go-to law firm for municipal infrastructure, water, wastewater, and stormwater management. Irene Caminer is experienced in Lake Michigan water and the IDNR Lake Michigan water allocation permit process, rights of way, water quality, metering, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, the Safe Drinking and Clean Water Acts, stormwater management, safety and security, environmental, and regulatory and legislative matters.

Brian Caminer brings public, private, and not-for-profit legal, legislative, procurement, and ethics experience and expertise to Caminer Law. Combined Irene and Brian have the skills necessary to advise and lead from idea through completion in a timely and efficient manner.

 

Caminer Law attorneys advise and work collaboratively on strategic solutions implementing strong accountability measures to define and develop written policies, procedures, and programs including personnel, ethics, operational, safety, security, and other initiatives.

Water

Since starting Caminer Law in 2018, Caminer Law has been serving three communities as they studied and analyzed an alternate water supply. For these communities, she is currently advocating for Lake Michigan Allocation Permits from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and planning, drafting, and negotiating next steps to becoming water purchasers of a large water commission.

 

Aviation

Caminer Law provides on-call consulting services to a large airport system providing legislative, regulatory, and procurement advice and counsel. Working as a team member, Caminer Law assists with annual reporting requirements, legislative guides, legislative analyses, and procurement matters.

 

Transportation

Caminer Law, LLC provides legal services related to federally funded project labor agreements.

 

Housing Authority      

Caminer Law was awarded a task-based contract to provide legal services in the areas of contracts, legislative, regulatory, and ethics to a large housing authority.  

Infrastructure & Government Services

MBE/WBE Certification Process
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The volume of documentation required for applications for Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) WBE Certification, Department of Transportation (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification, Veteran-owned Business Enterprise (VBE), state and local certifications is daunting, time consuming, and challenging. We provide the services and effort needed to follow-through on applying and responding to the myriad of questions asked and documents requested by the various certifying agencies.

For non-construction businesses, the City of Chicago allows for an attorney to sign a Professional Declaration of Eligibility (PDE) on behalf of a non-construction business/applicant seeking MBE and WBE certifications. The PDE process reduces months of time to process applications for certification. With Caminer Law's help, clients have been certified in a shorter amount of time.

Estate Planning
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Caminer Law, LLC provides estate planning assistance. Irene and Brian work with clients and their professional advisors (accountant, financial planner, life insurance advisor, banker, and broker) to prepare for the future. Caminer Law guides and assists with the goals and concerns of the client to help preserve assets. Estate planning typically covers the transfer of property at death as well as a variety of other personal matters and may or may not involve tax planning. Caminer Law assists in properly planning the best place and/or person for one’s assets before they are no longer able to decide.

 

Caminer Law also provides estate planning services including to members of ARAG.

Other Legal Services
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Caminer Law, LLC has knowledge and experience in Safe Drinking and Clean Water Acts, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) or Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), USEPA and IEPA rules and regulations, water quantity and quality, wastewater, stormwater management, environmental and regulatory compliance, litigation oversight, project management, budget preparation, legislative review and analysis, safety, and security.

 

​As the former Ethics Advisor to the Chicago Public Schools, Director of the City Council Legislative Reference Bureau, General Counsel of the Chicago Department of Procurement Services, and Deputy of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development Brian Caminer provides superior municipal legal expertise to his clients in a collaborative, creative, and helpful manner. 

General Counsel

Caminer Law serves as outside general counsel, providing advice and guidance to businesses, and reviews, drafts, negotiates, and assists with agreements, contracts, leases, personnel policies, and other matters. 

Business

Caminer Law, LLC serves businesses working with local and state agencies including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating agreements before, during and after award of projects such as teaming agreements, non-disclosure agreements, proposals, awarded contracts, dissolution agreements and the like.

Individuals

Caminer Law, LLC works with individuals as they start, expand, and wind down their businesses. In addition, Irene provides estate planning services. Having one’s estate plans align with business plans is a key component to starting and growing a business and provide for the transfer of the business at retirement, disability, incapacity, or death.

What Our Clients Say

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INSPIRING TRUST may be Irene's greatest asset. She is honest. She is passionate. She is discrete. She cares. She is hardworking and is an advocate for the people and the causes in which she believes.

Steve Silk, CEO, Spice Chain

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