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Brett concentrates his practice on commercial real estate transactions. Brett's real estate practice contains significant involvement with publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), investment advisors, and institutional lenders. His practice places particular emphasis on the acquisition, development and disposition of office, industrial, retail, and multi-family assets, sale-leaseback transactions, tax-free exchanges, build-to-suit projects and leasing of commercial projects. He also has significant experience with the formation of joint ventures that combine developers and other real estate professionals with institutional partners.

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America© (2021-2023)
    • Real Estate Law
  • Selected, Leading Lawyers Network (2017-2023)
  • Selected, Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2010-2014)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Articles & Publications

  • "The Court Upholds a State Law Prohibiting Physician-Assisted Suicide,"
    Spring 1998Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology



Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999

University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Representative Clients

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