Michael M. Sieman is a senior advisor to Lake Forest Real Estate Capital, LLC. Mr. Sieman is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois with over 45 years of experience in real estate law and investment. He worked in the Lake County, Illinois States Attorney’s Office from 1969 to 1977. As head of the civil division he was instrumental in working with the Lake County Planning Department to develop the County’s first Comprehensive Land Use Plan and participated in multiple real estate development projects representing the County.
He entered private practice in 1977 and subsequently spent 12 years as the attorney for the Village of Hainesville, Illinois, helping enact local zoning regulations laying the groundwork for development that would see a 1,490% increase in the Village population during the 1990s. He then spent 13 years as an assistant attorney for the Village of Antioch working with the local planning and zoning departments. Other public clients included the Countryside Fire Protection District, the Lake Villa Fire Department, and the Hawthorn School District. Mr. Sieman received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College, in Winona, Minnesota. He attended Marquette University Law School and Chicago – Kent College of Law.Mr. Sieman is a licensed Illinois real estate broker and has served as a guest lecturer at the Institute on Zoning and Planning at the University of Illinois.