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Brett concentrates his practice on commercial real estate transactions and general corporate matters. Brett's real estate practice contains significant involvement with publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs), investment advisors, and institutional lenders. His practice places particular emphasis on the acquisition, development and disposition of office, industrial, retail, and multi-family assets, sale-leaseback transactions, tax-free exchanges, build-to-suit projects, leasing of commercial projects and the formation of joint ventures.

Representative Experience

Professional & Community Activities

  • Selected, Leading Lawyers Network (2017-2018)
  • Selected, Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2010-2014)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Articles & Publications

  • "The Court Upholds a State Law Prohibiting Physician-Assisted Suicide,"
    Spring 1998Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology


Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999

University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 1995

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Representative Clients

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