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Kalisa Renee Gary

Kalisa Renee Kennedy


Kalisa Kennedy focuses her practice in the areas of commercial finance and real estate.  She represents investors and developers on a variety of transactions nationwide from start to finish, and collaborates extensively with clients and team members to navigate deals efficiently.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Kalisa was an Associate for two and a half years at a law firm whose clients included top Midwestern industrial real estate and retail developers. She drafted and negotiated various documents involving the purchase, sale, leasing and development of real estate, and handled the entitlement processes to secure zoning, variance, site plan and annexation approvals. For another five years, Kalisa was an Associate at a boutique firm in representation of preferred developers and investors on local and nationwide projects. She handled all stages of the entitlement and incentive processes, navigated deals with environmental and other marketed challenges, served as the lead attorney on portfolio purchase and sale transactions, and further served as lead attorney for conflict resolution.

Bar admissionsIllinois
CourtsUnited States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A.,
    Liberal Arts and Sciences with Distinction in French
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association