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Representative Matters

  • Represented restaurant operator/developer in a 24 property sale/leaseback, and simultaneously closed $20,000,000 in loans secured by the assets of entities operating 63 fast food restaurants, including Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, T.G.I. Friday’s, Blaze Pizza, Old Chicago and Long John Silver’s.  

  • National and Chicago-based developers in connection with the acquisition, development, construction, leasing, financing and sale of shopping centers and retail properties throughout the United States.

  • Counsel for the developer of a regional shopping mall in connection with $32 million of first and second lien construction financing.

  • Pro bono Counsel to a church in connection with the assembly of a development site in Chicago and the financing and construction contracts for development of a church building and community center.

  • TIF financing for hotel projects in Illinois and Indiana.

  • Land use entitlements and business district financing for a 600,000 sq. ft. suburban shopping center.

  • Local counsel to the borrower parties in a one billion Euro corporate financing in which significant Illinois assets were involved.

  • Counsel to the developer of a major Chicago building in connection with a vertical subdivision and $100 million refinancing.

  • Closed $9,000,000 participation in loan for the acquisition of a health club in downtown Chicago.

  • Represented company in the acquisition of well-known Lincoln Park restaurant and bar, and the attached apartment buildings.  Negotiated the asset and real estate purchase agreement, loan documents and lease, and guided client through the municipal approvals including obtaining the licenses and permits required to operate a restaurant and bar.