Lauren focuses her practice on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions and related matters. She represents private and institutional investors in single-asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, financing and leasing matters for a variety of asset types, including industrial, office, multi-family, retail and mixed-use properties. Lauren’s practice also includes representing institutional lenders in secured loan transactions. Lauren has experience with conducting real estate due diligence, preparing conveyance and closing documents, and drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, and lease agreements.
Prior to joining BFKN, Lauren was a real estate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she represented clients in commercial real estate transactions and advised clients with respect to real estate aspects of complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and restructuring matters.
Activities & Honors
- Extern, Hon. Jeffrey T. Gilbert, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2016)
- Volunteer, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Election Protection Voter Hotline
- Symposium Editor, Journal of Law and Social Policy, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
- March 12, 2021 – Barack Ferrazzano Press Release