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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Experienced group of practitioners, active across the full spectrum of real estate matters and possessing a strong presence in zoning and land use. Frequently advises on high-value development work and also assists with leasing, public financing and construction disputes. Well equipped to handle the full suite of substantial transactions and complex land use matters for domestic and international clients.

Strengths

An interviewee says: "They are very honest and practical. Negotiating with them is great."

A client reports: "They use their large network of lawyers to provide a broad array of services and harnesses that network to help clients."

A source says: "They have one of the best real estate teams in the country."

Work highlights

Represented Hines on its $500 million mixed-use development on the McDonald's Plaza site.

Represented Related Midwest in obtaining planned development and public financing approvals for a $550 million investment in public infrastructure in connection with development of the 78 in Chicago.

Notable practitioners

Adam Long assists on a variety of commercial real estate matters, specifically, development, financing and transactional matters.
"He wants to get the deal done and keep it moving forward - he is very practical."

Adam Berkoff is best known for his work in the mixed-use and condominium space.
"He is someone who is very practical, I found him to be very good and proactive." "He is very professional, thorough and is focused on achieving the results and following up on our needs."

Alison Mitchell is well regarded for her real estate practice, which includes a range of financing and transactional matters.
"Alison is great, she represents life insurance lenders and does a very good job with that."

Edward Goldman has been recognized for his work on sales, acquisitions, leasing and financings.
"He is a wonderful, technically proficient attorney." "He has always been very good, he's a strong practitioner."

Jon Goreham has a growing profile for his work supporting clients in real estate financings. He is particularly highly regarded for his representation of lender-side clients.

Katie Dale is an adviser on land use issues to numerous high-profile developers.
"Katie Dale has been fantastic and has been proactive and prepared to work through all challenges." "Katie’s in-depth knowledge of the zoning code makes her a great tactician for how to navigate complex zoning issues strategically."

Mariah DiGrino is highly regarded for guiding nonprofit and commercial clients through the intricacies of local government zoning and permitting regulations.
"She is excellent, she really stands out as someone who has an intellectual knowledge of the land use world."

Paul Shadle 's reputation in the zoning space is bolstered by his work on some of Chicago's major residential and commercial developments.
"Paul has a legacy of civic involvement, which lends great experience, legitimacy, and professionalism to his representation." 

Richard Klawiter is noted for his extensive experience in areas such as land use and zoning, public-private matters, and municipal financing.
"He is one of the leaders; a smart, thoughtful and good lawyer."

Theodore Novak demonstrates market-leading zoning and land use expertise through his work on some of the largest real estate developments in Illinois.
"He is phenomenal." "He is very good and is very well regarded."

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Real Estate Department

DLA Piper LLP (US)

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444 W. Lake Street

Suite 900

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60606-0089

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Real Estate


Adam K. Long
Associates to watch
Adam T. Berkoff
Band 4
Alison M Mitchell
Band 3
Edward S. Goldman
Band 4
Jon Goreham
Associates to watch

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Katie Jahnke Dale
Up and Coming