Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP is pleased to announce its continued recognition as a top ranking law firm, with the release of the 2019 edition of Chambers USA. The Real Estate Group – a cornerstone of the Firm since its founding – received a Band 1 ranking for the 12th consecutive year, and the Corporate & Securities Group was listed as a Recognized Practitioner. One client emphasized the Firm's “very thoughtful, client-driven approach," and another source further recounts the Firm's strengths as, "commitment to the client, going above and beyond, helping solve problems, and understanding of business objectives."

Chambers USA individually recognized the following attorneys in Illinois, many of whom have been named for several years:

  • William J. Barrett (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
    Co-chair of the Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights Group, Bill has 30+ years of experience handling virtually all manner of complex bankruptcy issues. Respected for his substantive command of bankruptcy law, Bill represents secured creditors, landlords, franchisors, suppliers, avoidance action defendants, and asset purchasers in Chapter 11 cases and other insolvency proceedings.

  • Mark J. Beaubien (Real Estate)
    With 20+ years of experience, Mark focuses on providing clients with practical solutions and strategic direction regarding commercial acquisitions and dispositions, and joint ventures for publicly-traded REITs. Mark represents private equity funds and real estate companies in a wide range of complex real estate transactions.

  • Suzanne Bessette-Smith (Real Estate)
    Co-chair of the Real Estate Group, Suzanne concentrates her practice on commercial real estate and related corporate, securities, and business planning matters with an emphasis on REITs, and the hospitality, industrial, and office sectors. Throughout her 35+ legal career, Suzanne has been lauded by clients and peers for her business acumen and industry knowledge.

  • Daniel L. Dominguez (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity)
    Chair of both the Corporate & Securities and Fashion, Luxury & Retail Groups, Dan focuses on mergers and acquisitions, strategic business planning, corporate counseling and contractual matters and negotiations. European-based companies and their U.S. subsidiaries rely on Dan’s 20+ years of in-depth experience across a wide range of industries.

  • Dennis A. Ferrazzano (Real Estate)
    Founding partner Dennis is highly regarded by both peers and clients for his tremendous knowledge in a broad array of real estate transactions. Throughout his 40+ year career, Dennis has represented clients in commercial real estate transactions, as well as corporate, securities, and business planning matters.

  • Howard J. Kirschbaum (Real Estate)
    Founding partner of the Firm and former co-chair of the Real Estate Group, Howard has nearly 40 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, business planning matters, and real estate related litigation. He is cited by Chambers USA sources for his “incredible experience and the ability to get to answers quickly and decisively” and “phenomenal reputation,” with clients praising his business-oriented and decisive approach in handling their high profile real estate transactions.

About Chambers USA

Chambers USA, a Chambers & Partners publication, is the definitive resource for businesses seeking external legal counsel in the U.S. Chambers USA bases its rankings on the research into the strengths and reputations of law firms and individuals. Each year, a team of researchers conducts thousands of in-depth, confidential interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. Chambers assesses the results and ranks law firms and lawyers according to the criteria most valued by clients. In a survey independent of Chambers, more than 50% of 20,000 in-house counsel around the world chose Chambers as the "go-to" source to identify law firms and lawyers.

To learn more, visit: https://chambers.com/research/methodology

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