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.

Legal N Illinois
Robbins, Salomon & Patt helps more than 400 children

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.

Legal N Illinois
CRE Future Leaders: Linsey Neyt

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 and disposition of commercial properties in all asset classes with special emphasis on multifamily and single-tenant properties.

Legal N Illinois
Eugene Leone;White & Case LLP

White & Case fortifies Chicago office with addition of 13 real estate lawyers

Global law firm White & Case LLP has dramatically grown its Chicago office with a team of 13 real estate lawyers, including six partners: Eugene "Gene" Leone, Marc Benjamin, Michael McKeever, David Pezza, Aaron Potter and Ruth Schoenmeyer, as well as five associates and two counsels. This new group joins the firm as part of its global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice and real estate industry group.

Legal X Missouri
Hall of Fame Profile: Thompson Coburn's Crystal Kennedy

Hall of Fame Profile: Thompson Coburn's Crystal Kennedy

Each year, Midwest Real Estate News publishes its Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame issue, highlighting the careers of the most talented CRE pros in our region. This year, we are running these profiles online, too. Today, we look at the career of Crystal Kennedy, partner with the St. Louis office of law firm Thompson Coburn.