Paul Balik

Attorney

Paul Balik
312.491.4448
312.491.4448

My Passion for Improving Communities

I receive the greatest satisfaction at the firm from the realization that our work, no matter how detailed or mundane it can appear, is strengthening communities here in Illinois and throughout the country. I studied both law and urban planning so that I could come home to Chicago to put myself to the task of bringing stability, resources, and opportunity to individuals and communities that need them. I take pleasure in working on our deals, cultivating relationships with our clients, and building mastery of the complex web of programs that subsidize our work because I know that it all supports this end.

Career Overview

Current Focus: I joined Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen in 2017 after completing a clerkship for Judge Robert Miller, Jr. at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. I studied law and urban planning at NYU, with a focus on affordable housing and economic development policy. While in law school, I worked in these fields as an intern with BPI, and in environmental law for the City of Chicago. After law school, I facilitated securitization and renewable energy finance transactions as an associate at Mayer Brown LLP. I have taken on pro bono work in criminal defense and civil rights litigation while at Mayer Brown and as a PILI Fellow with the Lawndale Christian Legal Center.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

 

 

Our attorneys have a passion for helping our clients reclaim and re-invigorate neighborhoods and cities. We represent developers, tax credit syndicators, investors, tax-exempt community development organizations and public housing authorities. They trust us to get the job done–please come talk with us to learn why you should too.

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