Barack Ferrazzano congratulates partners Dennis A. Ferrazzano, Howard A. Nagelberg, Howard J. Kirschbaum and Suzanne Bessette-Smith who were recognized as top real estate lawyers in Illinois in Leading Lawyers 2016 lists. Highlighted in the January 2016 Real Estate, Construction & Environmental edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine, this is the 5th consecutive year Dennis Ferrazzano has been named the #1 Leading Real Estate Lawyer in Illinois, with Howard Nagelberg at #3 and Howard Kirschbaum at #4. Real Estate Group co-chair Suzanne Bessette-Smith took the #4 spot on the 2016 Leading Lawyers Top 10 Women's list, with all four partners earning spots in the top five positions of their respective lists. All four partners also have been named to the Top 100 list. In the 2016 Emerging Lawyers list, real estate partner Jeremy R. Segal was named for the 2nd consecutive year.

For several years, Suzanne Bessette-Smith, Dennis Ferrazzano, Howard Kirschbaum and Howard Nagelberg, have been individually recognized by Chambers USA and U.S. News & Best Lawyers as top Illinois real estate lawyers. Each year, U.S. News & Best Lawyers recognizes only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area with a "Lawyer of the Year" award. Dennis Ferrazzano was named the 2015 Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago, and Howard Kirschbaum was named the 2014 Litigation - Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago. These honors, along with the Leading Lawyers Top 10 lists, reinforce the talent of our individual lawyers and the quality of real estate services we provide to our clients.

Other Barack Ferrazzano attorneys named to the 2016 Leading Lawyers list include:

  • Peter J. Barack
  • William J. Barrett
  • Mark S. Bernstein
  • John E. Freechack
  • Alexander Lourie
  • Edward F. Malone
  • Robert D. Nachman
  • Thomas H. Page
  • Charles H. Perlman
  • Raymond T. Reott
  • Lance R. Rodgers
  • Robert E. Shapiro
  • Karol K. Sparks
  • James R. Vogler
  • Dennis R. Wendte

Other partners named to the 2016 Emerging Lawyers list include:

  • Sharon E. Calhoun
  • Bill Fay
  • Brandon C. Prosansky
  • Roger H. Stetson

About Leading Lawyers Network

The Leading Lawyers lists are the result of thousands of contacts with Illinois lawyers asking them which of their peers exhibit the reputable and experienced qualities shown in the top lawyers in Illinois. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto the list of Leading Lawyers. Only the top 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois are recognized by Leading Lawyers.

About Barack Ferrazzano's Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group of Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP 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 consistently recognized by Chambers & Partners and U.S. News & Best Lawyers and as one of the top real estate practice groups. The combined experience of Barack Ferrazzano's 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.

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