Caryn S. Englander

Caryn S. Englander

Retired Partner

Caryn Englander is a transactional attorney with an extensive background in leasing, corporate real estate services and the real estate related aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Caryn represents companies on a national basis in managing their real estate requirements and portfolios.

In addition to acquisitions and dispositions, Caryn concentrates in representing both landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of leases and related documentation including office, retail and industrial leases. She has represented several major corporations in lease transactions related to headquarters relocations and consolidations. Caryn also counsels her clients on work letter, operational, financing, assignment, sublease and enforcement issues related to the landlord/tenant relationship. Caryn's mergers and acquisitions work includes strategic planning for, and implementation of, due diligence activities, negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, and closings and documentation in connection with owned and leased real properties.

Caryn's clients include a major international energy company; national and local retailers; private equity groups investing in national and international markets and their portfolio companies; a privately held movie theatre company; office, retail and industrial landlords and tenants; and owners, investors and managers of office and retail properties in major metropolitan markets.

Areas of FocusReal Estate
Bar admissionsIllinois
  • J.D., Law, Northwestern University
  • B.A., Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Civic and Charitable

Ms. Englander's pro bono and civic activities support such organizations as LAF (formerly, the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago), Umoja Student Development Corporation, WITS (Working in the Schools) and Marwen.

Memberships And Affiliations

Caryn serves on the Board of Trustees  for Marwen Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing free, fine arts education to underserved middle school and high school students in Chicago and also serves as Marwen's outside pro bono counsel. She is a faculty member of the Advisory Board for the Georgetown Law School Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute. She has also participated as a faculty member for the Practising Law Institute's Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute.