Kevin P. Fanning is an associate at Verros, Lafakis & Berkshire, PC. Mr. Fanning concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and industrial property tax assessment appeals, property tax incentives and land use/zoning. He is a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer and intimately understands the valuation process used in property tax assessments.

Mr. Fanning began his career as the Policy Director for Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey R. Tobolski, while attending law school at night and on a scholarship. Later he became the Chief of Staff to the Cook County Finance Committee and its Chairman, John P. Daley. During his tenure in Cook County government, Mr. Fanning worked closely with numerous offices responsible for the valuation and collection of property taxes, as well as the agencies that handle property tax incentives.

Mr. Fanning is admitted to practice in Illinois.

Practice Areas

Ad Valorem Property Tax Appeals
Property Tax Abatements and Tax Incentives
Property Tax Legal Issues
Zoning and Real Estate Development Matters

Publications & Presentations

New Class 7c Tax Incentive Provides Opportunities for Newly Constructed or Vacant Commercial Properties, May 2015 Tax Trends, Illinois State Bar Association


J.D. from DePaul College of Law with a Business Law Certificate, 2014
M.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Property Assessment Institute (Certified Illinois Assessing Officer: C.I.A.O.)
Illinois State Bar Association (Member: State & Local Taxation Section)