Andrew E. Kolb, Esq


VANEK, LARSON & KOLB, LLC – Saint Charles, Illinois.

Commercial Real Estate – Handles the acquisition of commercial property throughout the greater Chicago area and with an additional acquisition emphasis in Florida, Georgia, California, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin and Arizona. Extensive experience in medical office development and commercial leasing. Experience in private offerings and equity raised from accredited investors through Regulation D private placements. Experience handling 1031 exchanges and roll-up transactions. Obtained zoning approvals for a multitude of CVS Pharmacy® locations nationwide and closed lease and acquisition transactions.

Zoning – Conversant in all areas of obtaining development approvals and entitlements including variances, special and conditional uses, subdivision and planned unit developments. Experience drafting Tax Incentive Financing Agreements, Land Banking Agreements and other economic incentive agreements.

Business Counsel – General corporate counsel to corporations and limited liability companies ranging in size from small businesses to several national corporations with 200 million in annualized revenue and publicly traded companies. Experience handling all aspects of corporate governance. Extensive experience negotiating and drafting corporate contracts, vendor contracts, supply agreements, employment agreements, license agreements, agreements pertaining to intellectual property, corporate real estate leases, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and documents pertaining to raising equity and debt. Skilled in negotiating existing corporate debt with banks. Skilled in employment law matters.

Mergers and Acquisitions – Experience in handling the sale and acquisition of stock, assets and equity.

Banking – Currently representing multiple major banks in the Chicagoland market. Experience drafting and reviewing commercial loan documents and loan packages for multiple banks.

Municipal Matters – Acted as assistant Illinois municipal attorney in the Villages of Burlington, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin and Hampshire.

Construction & Development – Experience in drafting and editing all variations of lump sum and cost plus construction agreements and subcontractor agreements.

Franchise – Experience in drafting and reviewing franchise agreements for nationally recognized food service establishments. Superior knowledge of Illinois Franchise Disclosure requirements.

Healthcare – Experience zoning and developing senior assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Representation of national PPO organization. Extensive experience in representing physicians throughout Fox Valley.

Litigation Experience – Obtained federal district court order mandating zoning approvals from Kane County in connection with the proposed development of an alcoholism and substance abuse treatment facility.

Not-for-profit – Experience representing and forming IRS 501(c)(3) and (c)(6) not-for-profit corporations.


Elgin Community College– Visiting Adjunct Professor – Center for Small Business Development / Choosing the Correct Legal Form of Business (2003 to 2010).


Friedman v. Safe Security, 765 N.E.2d 192, 328 Ill.App.3d 37, 262 Ill.Dec. 278 (1st Dist. 2002) (prevailed).



  • Juris Doctor, 1999
  • Dean’s List
  • Giles Rich Moot Court Honor Society
  • Research Assistant to Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.
  • Publications: Wiley Employment Law Update, 1999


  • Bachelor of Science – Business, 1996 (Kelly School of Business)
  • Bachelor of Science – Computer Information Systems


  • State of Illinois, 1999
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1999
  • Including Federal Trial Bar, 2001
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2002
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2015

Andrew E. Kolb

Since co-founding the law firm of Vanek, Larson & Kolb, LLC in 2012, Andrew E. Kolb, Esq. utilizes his finance and accounting background to focus primarily on corporate, transactional, commercial real estate, zoning, land use, acquisition and development work.  In addition to an array of commercial real estate clients, Mr. Kolb routinely handles business formations and the purchase and sale of stock, equity and assets. Mr. Kolb has extensive experience drafting agreements pertaining to the purchase and development of commercial real estate, annexation, zoning and other land and business entitlements. 

Mr. Kolb represents national real estate developers and investment funds, retailers and commercial lessors in connection with acquisition and leasing, real estate zoning and entitlement, economic incentive agreements, and other land use entitlements.

Notable real estate and corporate client include:

      • CVS/Caremark ® (Midwest Development Counsel)
      • Starbucks®
      • Fisher Nuts®
      • XSport Fitness ®,
      • GNC®
      • Exeter Property Group
      • Industrial Outdoor Ventures, LLC
      • Kelso-Burnett Co.
      • JIT Packaging, LLC
      • RJW Logistics, Inc.
      • R&M Trucking, Inc.
      • Executive Capital Group, LLC
      • Midland States Bank
      • First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO)
      • Motel 6® / Super 8® /
      • Hotel Sofitel®
      • Discount Tire®


 In 2015, Mr. Kolb was appointed to hold a seat on the Advisory Board of First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO), the largest privately-held bank in the United States and listed in Forbes as one of the best banks in America.  Forbes Business; December 19, 2013 America’s Best and Worst Banks, 2014.

Mr. Kolb also represents numerous physician groups and independent doctor groups.  Mr. Kolb routinely documents loans and credit facilities for multiple banks and lending institutions. 

Mr. Kolb served as an adjunct visiting professor at the Small Business Development Center of Elgin Community College. 

Since 2010, Mr. Kolb has been an authorized title insurance agent of Chicago Title Insurance Company regularly engaged in underwriting title insurance policies for commercial real estate.

Andrew E. Kolb received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business before earning his Juris Doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1999. He was on the School’s Dean’s List. While in law school, Mr. Kolb was awarded membership in the Giles Rich Moot Court Honors Society and served as Research Assistant to Dean Harry H. Perritt, Jr. (Publication: Wiley Employment Law Update (1998)).

Mr. Kolb successfully argued numerous cases before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including Trial Bar (1999 – 2007), Northern District of Indiana, Northern District of Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Published Trial Opinion: Friedman v. Safe Security Services, Inc., 328 Ill.App. 3d 37, 765 N.E.2d 104, 262 Ill.Dec. 278 (1st Dist. 2002)).



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