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Nicole L. Karas

Senior Counsel, Lisle Office

ph: 630.929.3639

Nicole L. Karas

Nicole Karas focuses her practice on local government and corporate law. She serves as outside general counsel to local governmental clients providing a wide range of legal assistance. Nicole counsels clients on major construction, land acquisition, contract drafting and negotiation, intergovernmental cooperation agreements, board policies, personnel policies, employment issues, contracts for purchases of goods and services, Open Meetings Act, FOIA issues, and ordinance/resolution drafting.

Nicole represents corporate and non-for-profit clients in various matters, including entity formation, real estate matters, contract review, leases and other transactional matters.


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, summa cum laude, Order of Coif
  • B.A., Valparaiso University

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association

Recent Publications

  • “Guide to the Open Meetings Act and FOIA,” Illinois Association of Park Districts (2023)
  • “Buyer Beware – Construction Project and Contract Pitfalls,” Illinois ASBO Magazine (2017)

Recent Presentations

  • Bidding 101: Bidding Requirements, Exceptions and Strategies for Cooperative Purchase, IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference (January 2023)
  • Managing a Successful Construction Project, IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference (January 2023)
  • Bidding, Construction and Contract Administration, IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference (January 2022)