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  • 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.

  • A Chicago-area developer with the adoption of a sophisticated tax-structure designed to maximize capital gain in connection with a $25 million residential development project. 

  • A corporate taxpayer in the reinvestment of proceeds from the sale of undeveloped real estate in qualifying replacement property in a built-to-suit reverse like-kind exchange.

  • A developer in connection with the implementation and structuring of an $18 million equity funding by foreign investors.

  • A developer in the adoption of a capital gain preservation strategy in connection with the development of a 76-acre parcel into a multi-phase mixed-use residential and commercial project.

  • A developer in the adoption of a capital gain preservation strategy involving approximately $14 million of taxable gain on the conversion of an apartment complex into residential condominium units.

  • A fund sponsor in connection with the formation of a private REIT, including all U.S. tax planning necessary to facilitate investment by foreign investors and large pension funds.

  • A private investment group in connection with tax and exchange issues associated with the acquisition (and partial flip) of a $300 million portfolio of office buildings located in three states. 

  • A real estate fund in connection with adoption of a parallel investment structure to address UBTI issues for tax-exempt investors.

  • The developer of an internationally marketed development project in connection with all domestic and international tax planning associated with the marketing, development and construction of the project.

  • The purchaser of a $300 million office building portfolio in connection with the adoption of a gain minimization strategy for immediate resale of a portion of the portfolio.