BFKN is pleased to announce Elizabeth J. Cooper as the newest addition to the Real Estate Group. Elizabeth concentrates her practice on real estate and land use. She has experience in a broad range of commercial real estate transactions, including in conducting due diligence; preparing conveyance and closing documents; drafting operating and limited partnership agreements; drafting consents, resolutions, and other entity-related certificates and documents; and drafting commercial leases. Prior to joining BFKN, Elizabeth was an associate in the Chicago office of Perkins Coie LLP, where she represented clients in a variety of transactions and advised clients in connection with acquisitions and dispositions of commercial properties, leasing, financing, and entity formation.
"It is an exciting time for our Real Estate Group as we continue to expand. Elizabeth is the latest associate to join us this year, and we are confident that she will make significant contributions to the continuing growth of our real estate practice. Elizabeth joins us after a stint at a large firm, and she brings a variety of experiences to the group. Her capabilities are certain to strengthen the services and talents that our Real Estate Group offers to our clients.” — Suzanne Bessette-Smith, Co-Chair, Real Estate Group
Barack Ferrazzano's Real Estate Group
Our Real Estate Group has been a cornerstone of the firm since its founding. We have earned the reputation as one of the premier real estate practices in the country, and are consistently recognized by Chambers USA and U.S. News Best Law Firms as one of the top real estate law firms. The combined experience of our real estate attorneys encompasses virtually every aspect of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of properties; the investment in, and financing of, real estate; and the restructuring of debt. Our attention to market realities and focus on business issues in formulating legal solutions results in value-added services for our clients. Our clients include public and private REITs, real estate private equity firms, developers, money center banks and other institutional lenders, non-traditional lenders, pension fund advisors and other institutional investors and other domestic and foreign owners of real estate in the United States.