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Chico & Nunes' clients with City Hall business

Gery Chico's and Marcus Nunes' law firm, Chico & Nunes, reports having worked for 89 clients last year that did business with - or sought government action from - the Daley administration. This list includes 51 clients who paid the firm at least $5,000 last year, according to the financial-disclosure statement that Chico had to file to run for mayor. It also includes lobbying clients his firm represented last year and how much they paid Chico & Nunes, according to records the firm filed with the city. In all, Chico & Nunes made at least $445,000 from these clients.

Client

2009 fees to Chico & Nunes

A&E Electrical: Hired Chico's firm to help with WBE* certification

$1,000

A. Pomerantz & Co.: Scope of work unknown

None reported

AT&T: Hired firm to lobby city officials for a permit

$15,000

Access Commty. Health: Legal work for org. paid $505,188 by city in '09

More than $5,000

Aetna Inc.: Lobbied City Colleges for Aetna, which also has a CTA contract

More than $5,000

Airis Intl. Holdings: Hired firm to assist with a proposal for city business

$2,000

All Masonry: Hired firm to lobby city procurement officials

$2,000

Aladdin Landscaping: Hired firm to negotiate a city contract

$2,000

Ambar Inc.: Scope of work unknown

None reported

Atkco Construction Services: Hired firm for help with MBE* certification

$2,000

Avis Car Rental: Hired firm to assist with a proposal for city business

$5,000

Azteca Supply: WBE* cert. for pipe supplier paid $5.1 million by city in '09

More than $5,000

Boyle & Associates Ltd.: Legal work for real estate co. with city business

More than $5,000

Bridgeview Bank: Legal work for bank paid $204,396 last year by city

More than $5,000

C&M JV1 Co.: Legal work for school milk supplier paid $12.9 mil. in '09

More than $5,000

Capitol Cement Co. Inc.: Legal work for city street construction contractor

More than $5,000

Centerpoint Properties: Hired firm to lobby for a potential project

$1,000

Chemcraft Industries Inc.: Legal work for janitorial supply company

More than $5,000

Chgo. Christian Indust. League: Work to resolve city payment issue

None reported

Chgo. Crushing & Recycling: WBE* certification work

$2,000

Cisco Systems: Lobby city for potential business

$3,000

City Colleges of Chicago: Scope of work unknown

None reported

Clear Channel Airports: Hired firm to lobby for city contract renewal

$4,000

Clear Channel Outdoor: Hired firm to resolve city billing disputes

$25,000

Condor Coffee Service: Scope of work unknown

None reported

Continental Recycling: Hired firm to lobby for a "special use"

$10,000

DB Sterlin Consultants: Legal work for architecture, engineering firm

More than $5,000

Delaware North: Hired firm to lobby for potential city business

$8,000

Delta Engineering: Legal work for eng. firm paid $1.8 mil. by city in '09

More than $5,000

Era-Valdivia Contractors: Legal work for co. paid $205,205 by city in '09

More than $5,000

Exelon Corp.: Hired firm to lobby city on street-closing issue

$23,000

F.H. Paschen Inc.: Legal work for major city construction contractor

More than $5,000

FGM Architects: Legal work for firm with $678,296 in city work in '09

More than $5,000

Fleetparts, UNI-Select: Legal work for auto parts dealer with deal at McPier

More than $5,000

Flood Testing Laboratories: Scope of work unknown

None reported

Frasca Hospitality: Scope of work unknown

None reported

GC Services: Hired firm to lobby city for potential business

$32,000

GSG Consultants Inc.: MBE* certification for city engineering contractor

More than $5,000

Harbor East 4000 LLC: Lobby city for zoning, TIF approval

$5,000

Higher Learning Commission: Legal work for college accrediting group

More than $5,000

HNTB Corp.: Legal work for major city construction contractor

More than $5,000

IBT Group: Scope of work unknown

None reported

JF Carpentry Services: Scope of work unknown

None reported

Jones Lang LaSalle: Legal work for real estate co. paid $1.5 mil. by city in '09

More than $5,000

Joseph Garfien Dec. Trust: Hired firm as a zoning lobbyist

None reported

KIMCO Corp.: Legal work for company paid $218,628 by city last year

More than $5,000

Lake St. Corp./ATK Foods: Hired firm to lobby on land-use issue

$3,000

Lakeside Bank: Hired firm to lobby on redevelopment issue

$11,000

Lawndale Christian Health Ctr.: Hired firm to lobby for clinic expansion

More than $5,000

The Lexington Group: Hired firm to lobby for zoning, TIF approval

$13,000

Live Nation: Scope of work unknown

None reported

Maniu Inc.: MBE* certification work

$1,000

Michuda Construction: Legal work for major school construction contractor

More than $5,000

Milhouse Engineering: Legal work for company paid $720,461 by city in '09

More than $5,000

Morton College: Scope of work unknown

More than $5,000

Nuance Group: Hired firm to work on Department of Aviation lease issue

$3,000

Nicor: Legal work for suburban natural gas supplier

More than $5,000

Noble Charter Schools: Legal work for CPS charter-schools network

More than $5,000

PalMet Venture: Hired firm to lobby city on a development issue

More than $5,000

People's Gas: Legal work for natural gas supplier

More than $5,000

Primera Engineers: Lobbying work for company paid $1.6 million by city last year

More than $5,000

R.M. Chin & Associates: Legal work for city construction contractor

More than $5,000

Ragnar Benson: Legal work for construction company

More than $5,000

Rangel Construction: Hired firm to help with W/MBE* certification

$1,000

Rare Hair salon: Hired firm to lobby city for zoning approval

None reported

Republic Services: Hired firm to lobby to amend a city ordinance

$5,000

Rex Electric & Tech.: Legal work for electrical and data-services company

More than $5,000

RJB Properties: Legal work for facilities mgt. co. paid $226,860 by city last year

More than $5,000

Root Brothers Man. & Supply: Work for parts supplier paid $3.6 million by city in '09

More than $5,000

Rush University Medical Center: Legal work for hospital with city business

More than $5,000

Safety Squad: Scope of work unknown

None reported

Scale Construction Inc.: Legal work for major school construction contractor

More than $5,000

Scrub Inc.: Legal work for major city aviation dept. custodial contractor

More than $5,000

Skender Construction: Hired firm to do legal work

More than $5,000

Solomon Cordwell Buenz: Work for architecture firm paid $1 million by city in '09

More than $5,000

Soodan & Associates: Lobby on city contract issues for engineering firm

More than $5,000

Staff Management: Legal work for company that does HR work for McPier

More than $5,000

Stony Island BP: Hired firm to lobby city on a licensing issue

$5,000

Sun Microsystems: Legal work for CPS technology contractor

More than $5,000

SDI: Legal work for major city software and database management contractor

More than $5,000

Tropical Optical: WBE* certification work for public schools eyeglass provider

$14,000

Unisource Group: Legal work for company paid $506,739 by city last year

More than $5,000

United Airlines: Legal work for airline with hub at O'Hare Airport

More than $5,000

United Neighborhood Org.: Lobby city on a zoning/land issue

$12,000

Univision Radio: Scope of work unknown

None reported

Verizon Business: Legal work for city wireless communications contractor

More than $5,000

Vision Point of Sale: Scope of work unknown

None reported

Walsh Construction Co.: Legal work for major city construction contractor

More than $5,000

Wells Plumbing: MBE* certification work

$5,000

TOTAL

More than $445,000

* WBE, MBE and W/MBE are short for women-owned business enterprise, minority-owned business enterprise and women-and-minority-owned business enterprise. Chicago law calls for portions of taxpayer-funded work to be set aside for certified women- and minority-owned companies.

Sources: Chicago Board of Ethics, Chicago procurement databases



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