Rachel Bates is a partner in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins, where she serves a range of clients in complex real estate transactions, including representing hotel owners and operators in connection with the disposition, acquisition, development, financing, ownership, and management of their hotel, resort, and gaming properties. She also has experience representing operating companies, REITs, pension funds, and other institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and forming joint ventures and other investment vehicles for acquisition (asset and entity level), financing and/or development of all property types.
JD, University of Tennessee College of Law, 2007
summa cum laude
BA, University of South Carolina, 2003
magna cum laude