Legal N Illinois
Sarah Kwon;Much Shelist

Sarah Kwon joins Much Shelist's real estate group

Much Shelist announced that Sarah Kwon has joined the firm as an associate in the real estate group. Kwon advises clients on the full range of real estate transactions, from acquisitions and dispositions to leasing, zoning and development matters. Her transactions involve retail and shopping center, office, multifamily, medical and mixed-use development property types.

Legal N Illinois
Robert Fernandez;Latham and Watkins LLP

Leading real estate partner joins Latham & Watkins in Chicago

Latham & Watkins LLP announced that Robert Fernandez has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the corporate department and member of the real estate practice. Fernandez represents clients on a range of sophisticated real estate transactions, with a particular focus on financings, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, commercial leasing and real estate development.

Legal V Michigan
Retail leases and rent payments: Timing is everything

Retail leases and rent payments: Timing is everything

Two recent client situations remind me of a critical lease issue that sometimes gets overlooked. In each situation, the tenant entered into a retail lease where rent would begin within “x” days after the execution date of the lease. Under normal circumstances, the free rent period in both leases would have been sufficient for the tenant to complete its build out. Unfortunately, both tenants ran into problems obtaining permits and/or completing construction.

Legal N Illinois
CRE Future Leaders: Joseph Scharnak

CRE Future Leaders: Joseph Scharnak

Joseph Scharnak recently joined Levenfeld Pearlstein as a partner in the firm’s community association practice group. He has extensive experience representing condominium and homeowners’ associations, real estate investors and developers and financial institutions in diverse legal matters.

Legal N Illinois
Andrew White;Winston & Strawn

Real estate lawyer Andrew White joins Winston & Strawn

Winston & Strawn LLP announced the addition of real estate finance attorney Andrew White as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. White, who served as office practice chair at his prior firm, focuses his practice on raising private equity capital and forming joint ventures to own, operate, develop and finance a full range of property classes including office, industrial, residential, hotel and retail properties.

Legal N Illinois
CRE Future Leaders: Sarah Kwon

CRE Future Leaders: Sarah Kwon

As part of our series, CRE Future Leaders, we caught up with Sarah Kwon, an associate in Schenk Annes Tepper Campbell Ltd.’s (SATC) commercial real estate and business law practice groups. She concentrates her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, zoning and development. Kwon also focuses her practice on business law matters such as business formations and corporate governance.

Legal Midwest
David Carr;Husch Blackwell

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, Ellen Pantaenius and Michael Tolles.

Legal Midwest
The legal loopholes of Opportunity Zones

The legal loopholes of Opportunity Zones

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 new program.