Carl A. Gigante

Carl A. Gigante



Carl Gigante’s legal expertise in the field of eminent domain in the Chicago area spans three decades and eight Illinois counties as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the leading lawyers in eminent domain in Illinois. His clients include large corporations such as McDonald’s as well as small business owners, commercial tenants, public bodies and homeowners. Carl also has represented large and small commercial tenants who have lost all or a portion of their leased premises. He has been involved in litigation on the loss or infringement of air rights, sub-surface rights and access rights. The total value of the real estate in the litigation that Carl has been involved in exceeds $100 million.

He has lectured and written for the American Business Institute and the American College of Real Estate Appraisers. He has practiced and argued before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Illinois Appellate Court.

Carl in Leading Lawyers Magazine –Real Estate, Construction & Environmental Edition 2010

  • Engaged in eminent domain law since 1983
  • Involved in a $25 million eminent domain case, one of the largest eminent domain jury verdicts in Illinois history
  • Represents one of the world’s largest corporations in eminent domain litigation

Northwestern University

Loyola University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1980)

Loyola University (J.D., 1983)