Real Estate

Chicago Real Estate Development Attorneys


Our real estate group has years of experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions. We have developed proprietary documents and a process to help navigate any transaction efficiently and effectively to get any deal done or alternatively to advise our clients when they should get out.

We represent domestic and foreign corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, individuals, REITs, financial institutions & lenders, developers, contractors, subcontractors, landlords, tenants, property managers, estates, trusts, and other real estate professionals in a wide variety of commercial (office, retail, apartment, industrial, and hotel) and residential real estate matters throughout the United States. We also serve as local counsel for real estate transactions in Illinois.

We understand the importance of working with a trustworthy team, especially in the real estate arena.  We work with a network of real estate professionals throughout the United States, including brokers, lenders, investors,  title companies, property managers, and accountants to provide our clients with the most effective representation in the following areas:

Purchases & Sales

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Due Diligence
  • Escrow Agreements
  • Formation of Entities
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Sale-Leaseback
  • Tax Ramifications
  • Tenancy In Common Agreements

Development & Zoning

When developing property, the goal is to do so as quickly and effectively as possible in order to maximize profit and value. We have long-standing relationships with local governments which helps to ensure an expeditious process.  Our real estate group, in conjunction with our litigation group, represent our clients before local governments and prepare, negotiate, and counsel in connection with the following matters:

  • Annexation
  • Building Code Compliance & Violations
  • Construction Documents
  • Development Agreements
  • Easement Agreements
  • Financing Alternatives
  • Government Approvals
  • License Agreements
  • Permitting
  • Project Planning
  • Site Acquisition
  • Subdivision Petitions
  • Title Review
  • Variances
  • Zoning

Construction

  • Construction Agreements
  • Contractor Sworn Statements
  • Lien Waivers
  • Construction Escrow Agreements
  • Architect Agreements
  • Mechanic’s Liens

Financing

  • Mortgages
  • Promissory Notes & Guaranties
  • Security Agreements
  • Financing Statements
  • Subordination and Non-Disturbance Agreements
  • Legal Opinion Letters
  • Indemnity Agreements
  • UCC Searches & Investigation
  • Receivership

Leasing & Property Management

We represent a national client base of landlords, tenants, and property managers. Backed by years of experience in all facets of commercial leasing transactions, we have the knowledge and skill to handle a variety of sophisticated retail, office, industrial, and commercial leases.  Our real estate leasing services range from drafting and negotiating standard leases, subleases, and lease amendments to more complex transactions involving lease financing structures. Our real estate group also works closely with our litigation group to handle all landlord tenant issues and disputes.  Our property management services include negotiating property management agreements, brokerage agreements, and vendor and customer contracts.

Environmental

  • Environmental Site Assessment Review
  • Indemnity Agreements
  • Solid & Hazardous waste
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Site Remediation & Cleanup
  • Lender & Corporate Liability
  • Asbestos

Condominiums

  • Declarations
  • Bylaws
  • Minutes
  • Budgets
  • Assessment Collections
  • Assessment Letters
  • Condominium Conversions 

Taxation

  • Real Estate Tax Appeals & Reductions
  • Tax Assessment Analysis & Reports
  • Tax Incentive Benefits 

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