Real Estate Department

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Real Estate is a core practice at Katten, whose more than 120 attorneys across the firm’s 14 offices worldwide have significant experience orchestrating complex transactions on behalf of lenders, developers, operators, owners and investors of all classes. With our diversity and depth in both the equity and debt finance areas, we are looked to by our clients to bring real-time market data to each side of the equation as to what the current trends are in the real estate industry and what is considered “market” in sophisticated real estate transactions and negotiations.

The Chicago office, with 30 real estate lawyers, is a key component of Katten’s highly regarded Real Estate practice. We find creative and practical solutions for the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, operation, restructuring and disposition of all types of real estate on a national basis. In addition, many of our attorneys have particular experience in the negotiation, structuring and documentation of private equity investments and joint ventures. Chicago-based partners have assisted in closing billions of dollars of transactions over the past 12 months, employing a multidisciplinary approach that includes Katten bankruptcy, tax, litigation, corporate, securities and public finance professionals working together, as appropriate, to achieve our clients’ goals.