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As co-chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Group, Suzanne concentrates her practice on commercial real estate and related corporate, securities and business planning matters. Her practice includes a particular emphasis on publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs). She also has significant experience in both (a) the formation of joint ventures that combine developers and other real estate professionals with institutional financial partners and (b) commercial development, including build-to-suit projects and related financing activities. Additionally, Suzanne’s practice includes experience with the hospitality industry, Shari’ah-compliant financings, multi-jurisdictional portfolio financings, tax-deferred exchanges, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions. Suzanne also is a member of the boards of several not-for-profit organizations and works with those organizations on a pro bono basis.

In 2018, Chambers USA recognized the Real Estate Group in Band 1 for the 11th consecutive year, noting – “Never worry about their ability to grasp the essentials of a deal and define the risks. They take a real business perspective.” Suzanne has been individually recognized as a top Illinois real estate lawyer by both Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America for more than a decade.

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Professional Activities & Honors

  • Selected, Real Estate Law, Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2018)
  • Ranked, Illinois Real Estate, Chambers USA (2008-2018)
  • Selected, Illinois Super Lawyers (2007-2018)
  • Selected, Leading Lawyers Network (2004-2016)
    • Top Ten Women: Real Estate (2015-2016)
    • Real Estate Law: Commercial
    • Real Estate Law: Finance
    • Top 100 Women Business Lawyers, Women's Edition (2012)
  • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
  • Instructor, Advanced Real Estate Transactions, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (2001-2008)

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Education

University of Illinois Law School, J.D., 1980

North Central College, B.A., cum laude, 1977

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Representative Clients

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