Dennis is a senior partner and a founder of BFKN. He concentrates his practice on commercial real estate and business planning matters. Dennis is the primary North American real estate counsel for Bernard Arnault, Groupe Arnault, LVMH, and the LVMH brands in the Americas.

Dennis is consistently ranked among the top lawyers in Illinois for his real estate practice. He has been Band ranked in Chambers USA for more than 20 consecutive years, named by Leading Lawyers as the #1 Real Estate Lawyer in Illinois, and by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® in America as the 2020 Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year” in Chicago.

Dennis was the William H. Trumbull lecturer and adjunct professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law from 1979 to 1999, and in 1985 was awarded the Robert Childres Memorial Award as the outstanding professor.



  • State of Illinois
  • State of Wisconsin
  • District of Columbia


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1971
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1968





  • Top Ranked, Chambers USA (2003-2024)
    • Real Estate
  • Best Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America© (2006-2024)
    • Real Estate Law
    • Chicago - Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2015, 2018, 2020)
  • Leading Lawyers Network (2003-2023)
    • #1 in Top Ten Real Estate (2012-2015)
    • Top Ten Real Estate: Commercial
    • Top Ten Real Estate: Finance
    • Closely & Privately Held Business Law in Illinois
  • Super Lawyer, Illinois Super Lawyers (2005-2006, 2008-2023)
  • Outstanding Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (1995-1999)
  • Robert Childres Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (1985)
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  • William H. Trumbull Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (1979-1999)
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Northwestern University Law Review (1970-1971)
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