Recent Experience

  • Representation of multinational technology company in relocation of headquarters to downtown Chicago, and in entitlements, TIF financing, and sale/leaseback of suburban campus
  • Representation of German pharmaceutical company in establishment of its first US production facility, including site acquisition, land use entitlements and public incentives
  • Representation of national furniture retailer in land acquisition, zoning and financing for multiple new stores
  • Representation of oil and gas company in disposition of integrated subsidiary and related real property
  • Representation of the developer of a former steel plant brownfield into a 500+ acre mixed-use development, including City of Chicago commitment of US$100 million in tax increment financing
  • Representation of hotel developer in obtaining land use entitlements and tax incentives for rehabilitation and additions to Chicago Landmark structures on North and South Michigan Avenue
  • Representation of developer in obtaining land use entitlements and public financing for multiple grocer-anchored retail projects
  • Representation of developer in acquisition, entitlement and TIF financing for multi-tower, 630-dwelling unit mixed-use redevelopment of an urban hospital campus
  • Representation of the owner of a 1.5 million square foot office building in obtaining landmark status and a US$30 million tax incentive to fund redevelopment for a hotel and office
  • Representation of oil and gas company in joint venture for enhancement of multiple product terminals
  • Representation of a pension fund in the relocation, approval and development of its new headquarters in suburban Chicago and disposition of the existing headquarters
  • Representation of an energy company in real estate matters related to redevelopment of refinery facilities in Illinois and New Jersey
  • Representation of numerous nonprofit developers in obtaining zoning and land use entitlements in the City of Chicago and surrounding municipalities
  • Representation of private developers in acquisition, entitlement and financing for the redevelopment of large-scale housing projects in Chicago's downtown, South Side and West Side
  • Representation of a national retail wholesaler in acquisition, entitlement and financing for the development of new stores in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • Representation of a developer in the acquisition, entitlement and development of a twin-tower, 345-unit luxury residential complex in Chicago