Barack Ferrazzano Real Estate Group's William F. Baarsma Elected Partner
William F. Baarsma
Real Estate Partner
Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP is pleased to announce the election of William F. Baarsma to its partnership. A member of the Firm's Real Estate Group, Bill assists clients in a broad range of commercial real estate matters, including financing, leasing and acquisitions. He represents REITs, institutional lenders and public companies on mortgage loans, construction loans, portfolio financings, loan work-outs, foreclosures, joint ventures, leasing, and acquisitions and dispositions. Bill's comprehensive real estate experience involves a variety of property types, including senior living facilities, hospitals, medical office buildings, shopping centers, Class A commercial office buildings, golf courses and condominiums.
Bill earned his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law in 2003, and obtained his B.A., with honors, from the University of Puget Sound in 1993. Prior to attending law school, Bill served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carriers USS Independence and USS Kitty Hawk.
About Barack Ferrazzano's Real Estate Group
The Real Estate Group of Barack Ferrazzano has been a cornerstone of the Firm since its founding. The Firm has earned a reputation as one of the premier real estate practices in the country. Chambers USA cited Barack Ferrazzano as "a talented firm that punches well above its weight" in its 2012 Client’s Guide of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, marking the 5th consecutive year the Firm has been a top ranked real estate law firm in Illinois, as well as several of its partners who are consistently recognized as top Illinois real estate lawyers.
Barack Ferrazzano also earned two national (Tier 2 for Real Estate Law and Tier 3 for Litigation - Real Estate) and two metropolitan (Tier 1 in for Real Estate Law and Tier 2 for Litigation - Real Estate in Chicago, Illinois) rankings from U.S. News & Best Lawyers in the 2013 "Best Law Firms" report. In addition, four real estate partners, including group co-chairs Howard Kirschbaum and Howard Nagelberg, are listed in the U.S. News & Best Lawyers' 2013 edition of "The Best Lawyers of America."
To learn more about Barack Ferrazzano's Real Estate Group, please visit: bfkn.com/realestate