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  • 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.  

  • Represented owner of 400+ unit multifamily development in the negotiations of a $31,000,000 refinancing and construction loan utilized for renovations and the buyout of a minority partner TIC interest.  

  • Represented 30 tenant-in-common investor groups in the chapter 11 cases of DBSI, Inc., formerly one of the nation’s largest sponsors of tenant-in-common investments in commercial, industrial, office and multi-family residential real estate, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all claims asserted against a general contractor in connection with litigation alleging latent defects in the construction of a nursing home.

  • Negotiated settlement of a $20 million claim against a publicly traded railroad, after the close of discovery, for less than the budgeted amount to defend the case at trial. This case was actively litigated for over four years and was reviewed quarterly by the railroad’s Board of Directors as “material” litigation.

  • Negotiated multi-million dollar contracts for the construction of the Trump Tower and McCormick Place Expansion projects.

  • 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.

  • Represented large national developer in securing disputed zoning rights for construction of a multi-million dollar shopping center.

  • Successfully appealed a trial court decision resulting in the creation of mechanic’s lien rights for trucking and hauling of construction material.

  • Successfully prosecuted multi-million dollar contractor claim concerning construction of the Cleveland Browns stadium.

  • A liberal arts college in connection with its acquisition of a new campus facility in Chicago and the sale of an existing campus facility in Evanston, Illinois.

  • A national homebuilder in connection with the acquisition of numerous development sites throughout the Midwest.

  • A national hotel chain in connection with the acquisition of resort and airport hotels throughout the world.

  • A national railroad in conveyances to the City of Chicago of railroad trackage rights over Chicago lakefront property.

  • A national restaurant chain in connection with the acquisition and sale-leaseback of restaurant sites throughout the country.

  • A private developer in connection with the acquisition and development of a hotel property in Chicago and the post-construction sale of the completed hotel asset.

  • A private developer with respect to the site acquisition for the proposed tallest residential structure in the world.

  • A private investment group with respect to the acquisition of a boutique hotel property in Salzburg, Austria.

  • A property owner in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and sale of  a 1,600-acre air-industrial park located at a former decommissioned U.S. Air Force base in Ohio.

  • A publicly traded development company with respect to the acquisition of numerous sites for the development of major retail centers throughout the Midwest.

  • An institutional lender in connection with the sale of a multi-state office portfolio acquired in connection with its borrower’s bankruptcy.

  • Development of mixed use commercial, hotel and residential project in downtown Chicago. Represented the developer in acquiring the site and amending an existing declaration of covenants, easements and restrictions to enable development of the project and in connection with the site plan approvals.

  • Land acquisition counsel for a local government that acquired more than 2,000 acres of open space.

  • Provided local counsel assistance for the acquisition, including an analysis of the zoning and other entitlements applicable to the site. In addition, provided an analysis of the vertical subdivision, including the respective rights of the office and also provided assistance with the closing, including an opinion of counsel for the assumed financing.

  • Represented client in a complex transaction involving the purchase of a tract of land adjacent to an airport and negotiating with the airport an access agreement, a ground lease, a road easement, and the sale to the airport of part of the purchased land. 

  • Represented the sellers of a large residential portfolio in negotiating the listing agreement for the properties, negotiating the purchase and sale agreement, closing the sale transaction, and resolving a number of transition/post-closing issues.

  • Sale of air rights for major Loop location, in which we provided local counsel assistance, including advice concerning the agreement for the sale of air rights, the zoning approvals being sought by the developer and the developer’s petition to vacate part of their former location.

  • The subsidiary of a publicly traded construction firm in connection with the acquisition, development, financing, and leasing of suburban office buildings, aggregating in excess of 3.5 million square feet of office space, located 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.

  • Represented a developer in connection with the acquisition, financing and leasing of mixed-use development project in Chicago, Illinois consisting of retail space, condominiums, hotels and an underground parking facility.

  • Represents an internationally renowned construction company in connection with the development of mixed-use development projects in the metropolitan Chicago area.

  • Counsel to the owner of a large suburban shopping center in connection with the acquisition from a party operating in bankruptcy of a key parcel required for the redevelopment of the center.

  • A developer of golf course and resort properties in connection with assemblages of land for resort development.

  • A development company in connection with land use, zoning and other entitlement matters relating to a major suburban hotel and office development.

  • A national developer in connection with a multi-phase, $1.5 billion mixed-use master development project in downtown Chicago.

  • A nationally recognized liberal arts college in connection with its relocation, including the redevelopment of an industrial facility into a state-of-the-art educational campus.

  • A physicians’ group in connection with its acquisition of a medical office building within a decommissioned hospital campus.

  • A private developer in connection with the  annexation and entitlements for a 700,000-square foot hotel-anchored office development.

  • A private developer in connection with the acquisition, financing (through debt and municipal incentives) and development of a 40-acre parcel in northern Illinois’ “high tech corridor” for a 1.7-million-square-foot manufacturing and office facility.

  • A private developer in connection with the development, sale and leasing of a 1,600-acre air industrial park in Ohio.

  • A private investment group in connection with the development of a themed entertainment facility in downtown Chicago.

  • Represents clients in connection with the acquisition and repositioning of distressed real estate assets.

  • Edge tax credits for a Chicago-area manufacturer of medical equipment.

  • Handled all aspects of the acquisition, development and construction of a 250-acre industrial facility joint venture.

  • High impact business incentives from the State of Illinois for an out-of-state company locating in Illinois.

  • A publicly traded real estate developer in connection with the negotiation of a multi-million dollar municipal financing package for an IKEA-anchored regional mall.

  • Represented both lenders and developers in connection with the development and sale of industrial parks and facilities.

  • The developer of the largest single-tower condominium project in the United States.

  • The development subsidiary of a publicly traded company in connection with the acquisition, development, and sale of 3.5 million square feet of suburban office building assets located throughout the country.

  • TIF financing for hotel projects in Illinois and Indiana.

  • A major international developer in addressing thorium contamination in the vicinity of a proposed high rise development.

  • A major Midwestern lending institution on trustee liability and contribution issues under CERCLA and state laws.

  • A public utility in connection with numerous issues regarding the use, marking, storage and disposal of PCBs.

  • An industrial manufacturing company with the negotiation and implementation of an environmental risk transfer transaction for a contaminated facility in the Southeast.

  • Building owners on environmental illness issues relating to “sick buildings” syndromes.

  • Clients with respect to the preparation of Title V permit applications under the Clean Air Act.

  • Numerous clients on environmental insurance coverage and other risk avoidance products to address risks and liabilities associated with real property transactions and brownfield cleanups.

  • Numerous clients undertaking voluntary remediation of industrial facilities under state voluntary remediation programs, including evaluating access to brownfield grant monies and other clean-up incentives.

  • Numerous financial institutions in connection with the implication of environmental conditions on foreclosure upon secured properties and the exercise of related lender remedies.

  • Several major financial institutions in connection with the environmental implications of foreclosure upon secured properties.

  • Siting approvals and environmental permitting for numerous solid waste landfills and transfer stations.

  • The nation’s second largest waste disposal company in connection with the siting of landfills and waste incinerators.

  • Provided support to a fund sponsor in connection with the formation of a $600 million private REIT with an umbrella partnership (UPREIT), formed for the purpose of acquiring commercial office buildings in the Southeast region of the United States. This matter included significant U.S. tax planning for foreign investors and large pension funds.

  • Counseled a registered investment advisor in connection with a series of real estate equity funds totaling $550 million, formed for the purpose of investing in mineral assets, wetlands and conservation mitigation banks.

  • Advised a life insurance company in its management of a series of affiliated real estate funds in its investments in third-party funds - so-called "fund-to-fund investments". Each fund under management had committed capital in excess of $500 million, and the company's twenty-plus "fund-to-fund" investments aggregated in excess of $1 billion.

  • Advised an institutional real estate company in the formation of two real estate equity funds totaling $1 billion, established for the purpose of making an investment in general real estate asset classes, timber and energy assets.

  • Advised an institutional sponsor with a $500 million real estate private equity fund in its debt and equity investments in general real estate asset classes. whether through joint ventures, fund-to-fund investment or direct investment.

  • Counseled an international investment firm in connection with the formation of a $150 million real estate fund, established for the purpose of allowing foreign investors to pursue opportunistic real estate investments in the United States. 

  • Assisted an institutional client in structuring and forming a fund to invest $1 billion in U.S. commercial real estate.

  • Counseled and negotiated on behalf of a U.S. real estate developer on a $500 million joint venture with a private equity company.

  • Land use entitlements, TIF financing and sales tax sharing for numerous big-box-anchored shopping centers in the Chicago area.

  • Development approvals and special service area financing for a development containing two national corporate headquarters.

  • Development approvals for 1.7 million sq. ft. high-tech office and research campus.

  • Land use entitlements for a corporate campus that serves as the international headquarters for a large corporation.

  • Structuring and obtaining $59 million in upfront development incentives for a lifestyle shopping center in suburban Chicago.

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

  • Land use entitlements and TIF financing for a mixed-use development in northwest Indiana.

  • Development incentives for a complex, high rise mixed-use development in the City of Chicago.

  • Zoning and related approvals for several dialysis centers in Chicago.

  • Land use entitlements for the expansion and updating of numerous hospital campuses and other medical facilities.

  • Approvals for numerous market rate and affordable senior housing facilities, including assisted living facilities, supportive living facilities and memory care facilities throughout Illinois.

  • Coal and Natural Gas Power Plant Siting Projects in the Chicago suburbs.

  • Conduit Path and Facility Use Agreement with the City of Chicago for a data center project.

  • Land use entitlements in two Chicago suburbs for a food equipment manufacturer.

  • Land use entitlements for light industrial developments in three Chicago suburbs for a high-tech manufacturer.

  • TIF financing for the redevelopment of a 400-acre rail yard in northwest Indiana.

  • Zoning approvals for sound walls along a railroad right-of-way.

  • Development approvals for numerous telecommunications facilities and data centers.

  • Siting approvals and environmental permitting for numerous solid waste landfills and transfer stations.

  • Development approvals for a 950-acre pharmaceutical and research facility.

  • Represents national retailers in the development of retail stores throughout the United States.

  • Land use entitlements for thousands of single-family, townhome, condominium and apartment units in the Chicago suburbs.

  • Land use entitlements for several, large residential projects in Chicago.

  • Land use entitlements for a senior housing development in Chicago.

  • TIF and special service area financing for several residential developments.

  • TIF financing for a student housing project in downstate Illinois.

  • Trial counsel for owner of 1,200 acres in Texas, challenging the constitutionality of zoning.

  • Zoning and royalty agreements for several landfill gas-to-energy projects. 

  • A developer in the lease-up of a 300,000-square-foot retail component of a mixed-use development in downtown Chicago.

  • A developer of an internationally known building in connection with the ground lease of space from a municipal authority.

  • A landlord in a 140,000-square-foot industrial building leased in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • A landlord in a 60,000-square-foot industrial building lease in Scottsboro, Alabama.

  • A leading provider of real estate investment management services in the handling of a headquarters relocation lease bringing a newly-merged, leading brewing company to Chicago.

  • A major financial institution as landlord in connection with office leasing assignments.

  • A major financial institution in connection with its retail leasing throughout the Midwest.

  • A national retail big box tenant in connection with site acquisition, subdivision and leasing matters.

  • A national retail chain in connection with the sale-leaseback of all of its portfolio real estate throughout the United States.

  • A private REIT in the leasing of portfolio office space.

  • A tenant in connection with 200,000 square feet of Class A industrial space in Elgin, Illinois.

  • An administrator of self-funded employee benefit plans, based in Delaware, in connection with a relocation of all of its Lancaster, Pennsylvania, corporate offices to a new office development, known as the “Stockyards of Lancaster Office Campus.”

  • An anchor retail tenant in connection with the lease of space within a premier Michigan Avenue development in downtown Chicago.

  • Corporate tenants in negotiating leases for significant office space in downtown Chicago buildings.

  • Fortune 500 companies in connection with tenant leasing needs throughout the United States.

  • Major law firms in connection with the leasing of office space in Chicago.

  • Multiple synthetic leasing transactions, sale-leasebacks and similar financing transactions.

  • Several medical services companies in connection with office leases throughout the country.

  • Several national restaurant companies in connection with site acquisition and leasing matters throughout the country.

  • Several national retail developers throughout the United States in connection with the leasing of space to national, regional and local retailers.

  • The negotiation of a lease for a provider of teaching and research solutions, of approximately 21,000 square feet, located at One North State Street in Chicago, Illinois. This included the negotiation of an educational services lease within a commercial office building.

  • The negotiation of a new headquarters lease for a consulting firm specializing in cloud computing technologies, located at 600 West Chicago, in Chicago, Illinois. This included the negotiation of a lease for a state-of-the-art, open loft-style space for an equally cutting-edge technology company.

  • The negotiation of a new, approximately 70,000 square foot, headquarters lease in Rosemont, Illinois, for a leading distributor of beer and food products.

  • The negotiation of an approximately 11,000 square foot anchor for tenant lease with an Irish pub, for a shopping center located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • The negotiation of reduction and extension of a lease for a corporate headquarters comprising approximately 148,261 square feet, located at 150 North Clinton Street, Chicago, Illinois.

  • An exchanging taxpayer in an $8 million like-kind exchange involving the purchase of multiple replacement properties, including TIC interests.

  • An exchanging taxpayer in connection with a built-to-suit like-kind exchange involving the construction of a $5 million replacement property.

  • The sponsor of a TIC/private equity fund in connection with the formation and structuring of a $15 million equity investment in a development property.

  • A national general contractor in connection with bonding and insurance needs associated with multiple construction projects.

  • A private developer in connection with all property management functions associated with a $350 million mixed-use development in downtown Chicago.

  • A private REIT in connection with office space leasing, litigation management, and property management functions for an office building portfolio.

  • A publicly traded development company in connection with the retention of multiple consultants to advise on a major municipal incentive package.

  • A publicly-traded retail developer in securing advisory services related to municipal incentive programs and bond financing.

  • An international insurance conglomerate in connection with the retention of advisors and consultants required to effect a disposition of excess property.

  • Commercial property owners in securing bulk management and maintenance services on a portfolio or fund basis.

  • Condominium developers with respect to condominium management functions, professional manager selection and transfer of association control to unit owners.

  • Numerous private developers and property owners in negotiating the procurement of advisory, brokerage, management and similar functions.

  • Property owners in contracting for security, maintenance and other facilities management services.

  • Several real estate developers in connection with regulatory matters regarding the creation of brokerage affiliates.

  • The developer of the world’s tallest condominium project in connection with regulatory analysis and contracting for international marketing and brokerage services worldwide.

  • 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.

  • A global chemicals manufacturer in successfully obtaining grant funding for a planned expansion of its biodiesel facilities in Illinois.

  • A holding company for a group of Midwestern energy providers in connection with trademark registrations to brand various green energy initiatives.

  • A public energy company and several of its subsidiaries in the sale (exchange of equity for debt forgiveness and cash) of several Argentine power generation and distribution subsidiaries to a U.K.-based hedge fund.

  • A railway in a joint venture with a fiber optic developer to construct a fiber optic line along the railway’s right-of-way from Chicago to New Orleans.

  • A start-up biofuel company in a private placement of common stock.

  • An alternative energy company that designs and builds geo-thermal and solar heating and cooling systems for commercial and residential properties on various matters in our role as general counsel.

  • An energy company in the application for a state grant to fund technology enhancements in support of ethanol production.

  • An Illinois county in a siting hearing for a 1,000-ton-per-day waste-to-energy project.

  • An independent power company in litigation over denial of zoning for a peaker plant.

  • An independent power producer (natural gas used to generate electricity and steam) in an antitrust case against a utility.

  • An independent power producer in a zoning hearing for a 300-megawatt natural gas-fueled peaker plant.

  • An independent power producer in negotiations with the State of Illinois for development incentives for a 650-megawatt coal-fired power plant.

  • An independent power producer on zoning compliance of several sites proposed for natural gas fueled peaker plants.

  • An international waste company regarding zoning of landfill gas to energy facilities.

  • The largest unsecured creditor in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Gateway Ethanol, LLC, the operator of an ethanol plant in Kansas.

  • 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.

  • Completing a lease of 100,000 rentable square feet in downtown Chicago, for a large multinational consulting firm.

  • Completing an amended and restated office lease for 40,000 rentable square feet in New York City.

  • Handling a build-to-suit lease for an international consulting company in Sarasota, Florida.

  • National representation of a leading health and life insurer and benefits administrator in all of its corporate real estate requirements, including purchase and disposition, leasing, build-to-suit transactions and construction agreements.

  • Negotiating a 150,000 rentable square foot space reduction and extension lease agreement in the West Loop of Chicago.

  • Negotiating a 25,000 rentable square foot space reduction and relocation transaction in the northern suburbs of the Chicago metropolitan area.

  • Negotiating a headquarters relocation from out of state into 130,000 rentable square feet of downtown Chicago office space.

  • Regional counsel for a major U.S. financial institution, handling over 100 transactions that include ground, office and retail leases, acquisitions and dispositions and easement agreements.

  • Representation of a video game manufacturer in negotiating a sale-leaseback of its campus, managing its national portfolio of properties and the acquisition and disposition of individual sites.

  • Completing a sale-leaseback headquarters site for a national company in the western suburbs of the Chicago metropolitan area.

  • Securing a 271,470 rentable square foot industrial lease in Anaheim, California.

  • Represented a group of TIC investors in connection with replacement of a failed sponsor in a $23 million commercial building.

  • Represented a real estate company in connection with the private placement of TIC interests in connection with the purchase of a $14.7 million grocery-anchored shopping center located in Minnesota.

  • Represented a real estate company in connection with the private placement of TIC interests in connection with the purchase of a $26 million office building located in Wisconsin.

  • Represented a real estate developer using a combined TIC/private equity structure to raise $15 million in connection with the sale of interests in a development parcel.

  • Represented current TIC investor in connection with the refinancing of the current loan and replacement of the existing sponsor for a $32 million office building complex located in California.

  • Represented private real estate developer in connection with the sale of TIC interests through a real estate structure in a $22.5 million retail shopping center located in Illinois.

  • Represented real estate developer in connection with the adoption of a series of TIC interest sales on multiple convenience store properties with an average offering price of $5 million.

  • Represented lenders and borrowers, including tenant-in-common investor groups, in numerous loan workout transactions, including the restructuring of debt for steel mills, paper mills, real estate developments and manufacturing entities.

  • Trial counsel for a Chicago-area county, defending the first transportation impact fee ordinance in Illinois.

  • Assisted banking institutions with drive-through facilities in Chicago and in the Chicago suburbs,

  • Assisted healthy fast food franchise in lease negotiations in both the City of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

  • Developed, supervised, and coordinated the leasing program for a national developer of upscale street retail projects.

  • Developed, supervised, and coordinated the leasing program for a national developer of upscale street retail projects.

  • Negotiated 5 credit tenant net leases in connection with the sale/leaseback of office portfolio properties to an international insurer. 

  • Negotiated the 99-year ground lease on behalf of client, a 200-unit apartment building being constructed in downtown Milwaukee, and its joint-venture partner, and assisted in the financing of the project’s construction.

  • Represent a national financial institution in connection with the acquisition, development, leasing, and sale of corporate and retail properties within the Midwest.

  • Represented a food-related company in connection with a drive-through coffee facility on Chicago's north side.

  • Represented a regional natural foods grocery chain in its national expansion.

  • Represented a regional natural foods grocery chain in its national expansion.

  • Represented national and regional healthcare and hospital systems in the leasing of headquarters offices and ground leases.

  • Represented national and regional healthcare and hospital systems in the leasing of headquarters offices and ground leases.

  • Represented private equity firm in the $210 million acquisition and leaseback of a portfolio of 5 office properties to an international life insurance company and the negotiation of a $136.5 million acquisition loan from a large institutional lender. 

  • Represented the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development in the multi-phase redevelopment of a 573-acre lakefront site formerly used for heavy industry into light industrial, planned residential and retail applications.

  • Represented the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development in the multi-phase redevelopment of a 573-acre lakefront site formerly used for heavy industry into light industrial, planned residential and retail applications.

  • Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a European insurance company on build to suit lease transaction, development and construction of its new $333 million, 735,000 square foot headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois, which was the largest single-tenant suburban office development in 13 years.

  • Represented the U.S. subsidiary of a European insurance company on build to suit lease transaction, development and construction of its new headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

  • Represents a Fortune 200 automotive supplier in connection with its real estate and leasing activities throughout North America.

  • Represents a national developer in connection with its development of a 300,000 square foot retail development in suburban Chicago, Illinois.

  • Represents a national developer in connection with the lease-up of approximately 350,000 square feet of retail space in a Chicago, Illinois urban lifestyle center. Served as lead counsel in negotiating anchor, national, and regional retail leases for substantial new development on Chicago’s south side.

  • Represents a nationally recognized investment and property management company in connection with the acquisition and financing of multifamily properties throughout the United States.

  • Represents a prominent Chicago developer in connection with the acquisition, construction, leasing and development of big-boxed anchored shopping centers in the Midwest.

  • Represents a public-private partnership in the leasing of MetraMarket, a European-inspired indoor marketplace located in one of Chicago’s two main commuter railroad stations.

  • Represents a public-private partnership in the leasing of MetraMarket, a European-inspired indoor marketplace located in one of Chicago’s two main commuter railroad stations.

  • Represents a real estate investment company as its outside counsel in connection with the acquisition and financing of net-leased real estate assets (retail, office, mixed-use, and medical office) in the United States.

  • Represents a university in connection with its material leasing activities in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Represents an industry respected and accomplished authority on real estate repositioning, restructuring and sales, in connection with acquisitions, leasing, financing and sales of industrial properties throughout the United States.

  • Represents an international defense contractor in connection with its leasing needs in various locations throughout the United States.

  • Represents Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, LLC, in its expansion from a successful regional upscale casual restaurant company into a nationally prominent tenant in lifestyle projects.

  • Represents Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, LLC, in its expansion from a successful regional upscale casual restaurant company into a nationally prominent tenant in lifestyle projects.

  • Represents Chicago-based developer in connection with the acquisition, development, construction, leasing, financing and sale of shopping centers and retail properties in Illinois and Wisconsin.

  • Represents developer in connection with the development, financing, construction and leasing of a mixed-use high rise project in Chicago, Illinois. The development is well-known for creating a transportation oriented development in an up and coming neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. Rich advised the client and negotiated the mixed-use declaration, retail leasing, construction and financing, joint venture agreement with the residential developer and plat of separation necessary for the successful development of the project.

  • Represents developer in connection with the refinancing and recapitalization of a 1 million square foot development in Munster, Indiana. The project contains office, industrial, retail, medical office and manufacturing uses.

  • Represents national retailer in the connection with the disposition and leasing of excess retail and industrial property throughout the United States.

  • Represents property owners and banks in connection with the acquisition and disposition of distressed real estate assets.

  • Represents the fee owner of a large parcel of land in Marinette, Wisconsin. The parcel is being developed into one of the largest hospitals in the Green Bay, Wisconsin metropolitan area. The unique development is essentially a reverse build-to-suit with our client responsible for the acquisition and financing of the building improvements post-construction. Our firm was the lead negotiator of sophisticated ground lease, construction, and financing documents which enabled the hospital to construct a hospital facility, be reimbursed for its construction costs, and lease the property.

  • Represented prominent national developer as senior leasing and development counsel responsible for the training and supervision of attorneys and real estate professionals in negotiation skills and strategies.