More than 200 results for “legal”
Industrial N Illinois

Industrial Insider: The basics of blockchain

| Elise A. Couston, SIOR

The first “blockchain” was conceptualized by a person known as Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. He modified the original design which was implemented the following year as a core component of the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, where it now serves as the public ledger for all transactions on the network.

Legal Midwest

Husch Blackwell elects eight Midwest real estate attorneys to partnership

Husch Blackwell announced that 25 attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2019. Of those, eight are based in the Midwest and work in the firm’s real estate, development and construction practice. These attorneys include David Carr, Adam Charlsen, Chris Collins, Karin Jacoby, Denyse Jones, Brent Meyer, Ell…

CRE N Illinois

The McShane Companies announce executive promotions

James A. McShane, chief executive officer of The McShane Companies, announced two executive-level promotions within the company. Molly McShane has been named chief operating officer and Dan McShane named chief strategy officer. Both employees, who have been with The McShane Companies for many years, are located at the firm’s Rosemont, Illin…

Legal Midwest

The legal loopholes of Opportunity Zones

| Matt Baker

Last year’s introduction of Opportunity Zones provides the potential to lift up impoverished areas while simultaneously giving tax benefits to investors. The finer points of how the program will actually work are starting to take shape, though it’s clear that there are several legal implications for participants looking to dive into this ne…

Legal N Illinois

Robbins, Salomon & Patt helps more than 400 children

Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd. (RSP) recently partnered with Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI) as part of its commitment in Chicago neighborhoods and its inaugural charitable event. Through partnerships like these, B2SI distributes free school supplies to children from low-income families in the form of back to school kits.

Multifamily N Illinois

Deconstructing deconversion

| Matt Baker

Condo deconversion is a undeniable trend in Chicago. That’s why over 150 people came out to the Montgomery Club on October 18, 2018 to hear expert speakers discuss the ins and outs of this often complex, often lucrative real estate practice at the first annual Deconstructing Deconversion conference.

Legal N Illinois

CRE Future Leaders: Linsey Neyt

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Linsey Neyt, a partner in the real estate group at Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC. She represents both commercial landlords and tenants, helping them to plan for potential risk, future growth needs and eventual exit from the asset. Neyt has helped buyers and sellers with acquisition an…

Legal N Illinois

Law firms continue to slash office footprints in Chicago

| Matt Baker

Like most professional service companies, law firms are seeking cost-controlling initiatives. In Chicago, that means that many are reducing their office footprints to attain higher operational savings, according to the 2018 North American Legal Trends Report from CBRE’s law firm practice group.

Multifamily N Illinois

Construction begins on Albany Park affordable housing project

Evergreen Real Estate Group, in partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority, announced the start of construction on Oso Apartments, a 48-unit affordable rental community at 3435 W. Montrose Avenue in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood. Evergreen and CHA representatives joined 35th Ward Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, officials from the Ill…

Industrial N Illinois

Rockford turns its focus toward high-tech manufacturing

| Matt Baker

Rockford and the I-39 Corridor have a long and interesting manufacturing history. In the 1850s, one of the first companies to establish in the area was J. H. Manny & Co., a manufacturer of wheat reapers. The company would later be embroiled in a high-profile legal case with McCormick Harvesting Machine Company that would involve future pres…