Freeborn Welcomes Associate Alexander Gutierrez and 2021 Law Graduate Aishwarya Totad to Firm’s Chicago Office

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Associate Alexander Gutierrez and 2021 Law Graduate Aishwarya Totad have joined the Firm’s Chicago Office. Alex is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group and Aishwarya will be supporting the Litigation Practice Group and Intellectual Property Team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Alex and Aishwarya to Freeborn’s Chicago office and Real Estate and Litigation Practice Groups respectively,” said William E. Russell, Partner and Freeborn’s Co-Managing Partner. “Alex brings invaluable experience, and is a strong addition to the talented real estate team. As a recent and very involved law school graduate, we look forward to watching Aishwarya’s legal career develop through her work with the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property teams.” 

Alexander Gutierrez’s experience encompasses commercial real estate, with an emphasis on acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing and development. Prior to joining Freeborn, Alex was most recently an associate attorney at an Am Law 200 firm, where he focused on acquisitions, dispositions and development of mixed-use properties. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. 

Aishwarya Totad is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, with a background in engineering and judicial policy. She received her Master of Science in Professional Studies from Rochester Institute of Technology, and her Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science & Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology. Prior to returning to school for her Master’s degree, she worked as a software engineer. In addition to her involvement as a Student Associate at the University of Connecticut School of Law IP & Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, where she worked on patent prosecution matters related to mechanical and software patents under supervision, Aishwarya also served as Outreach Coordinator for the Intellectual Property & Technology Society at UConn Law.

Recognized in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide for Real Estate in Illinois, Freeborn’s Real Estate Practice Group specializes in complex real estate matters. The group has the highest ratio of partners to associates of any major law firm, ensuring direct, real-time access to partners and senior specialists with the real estate expertise to fully understand our clients’ businesses. The team works locally, regionally and nationally, providing timely, thorough and smart counsel to help make the most of real estate assets. Freeborn’s Real Estate Practice Group offers clients the full spectrum of real estate-related legal services, including: acquisition, disposition and asset management; construction services; distressed loans, restructurings and workouts; management, brokerage and other real estate consultancies; and more.

With over 90 litigators, Freeborn's Litigation Practice Group brings both bench strength and deep experience to each client matter. Known as a Litigation Powerhouse®, they are 'litigators first' and their philosophy is to prepare cases to be tried. Even when settlement is appropriate, we believe our trial-ready approach provides the best ultimate outcome.

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