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Chris concentrates her practice area in commercial real estate, corporate finance, real estate financing, commercial and retail leasing and related matters. Her practice covers a range of complex commercial real estate and secured lending transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, commercial loan transactions, including multi-jurisdictional secured financings, portfolio financings, work-outs and restructurings, and leasing of hotel, office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. Chris’s practice includes significant experience with publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, Chris practiced in the real estate group of Davis Polk & Wardell in New York.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in connection with secured lending transactions.
  • Representation of tenants in negotiation of retail leasing transactions in regional malls, outlet malls, power centers, lifestyle centers and mixed-use projects throughout the United States.
  • Representation of borrowers in connection with hotel acquisition financings.
  • Representation of industrial REIT in connection with the acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of industrial property.
  • Represented real estate funds in connection with securitized loan transactions.
  • Representation of a health care REIT in connection with the acquisition of assisted living facilities and medical office buildings.
  • Representation of landlords in industrial leasing transaction.
  • Representation of lenders of borrowers and lenders in mortgage loan workouts
    and restructurings.
  • Representation of corporate sellers of real property in purchase money, seller
    financing transactions.
  • Representation of borrowers in Shari’ah-compliant loans.



Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, J.D. summa cum laude, 1996

Purdue University, B.S., 1993

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • State of New York
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