Tony Aiello is a partner in, and head of, Sidley’s Chicago Real Estate group. Tony brings a high level of experience and a practical approach to problem solving in his practice where he concentrates in transactional real estate.
Tony represents a wide variety of clients, including financial institutions, REITs, real estate funds, utility companies, banks and developers and has particular experience in real estate acquisition, development, construction, leasing and disposition, as well as joint venture and preferred equity transactions, including transactions involving office buildings, healthcare facilities, department stores, industrial facilities and hotels.
In the area of real estate finance, Tony represents both borrowers and lenders in connection with structured finance transactions, including single-asset and multi-state/multi-property mortgage loans and mezzanine loan transactions, as well as construction loans and take-out financing. He also represents several lenders in loan workout and restructuring matters.
Tony also has an active leasing practice representing both landlords and tenants in various leasing transactions, including office, retail and industrial leasing, as well as ground leases, build-to-suit leases and leveraged lease transactions.
Tony is a board member of the Chicago Legal Clinic, which provides legal services to the disadvantaged in the Chicago area.