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Rich is a co-chair of the Firm's Real Estate Group. His practice covers a range of complex commercial real estate transactions and dispute resolution matters, including (i) purchases  and sales of office buildings, industrial properties and hotels; (ii) leases of corporate headquarters and business offices; (iii) dispositions of hundreds of retail facilities; (iv) acquisitions and dispositions of industrial property portfolios; (v) foreign in-bound real estate investments; (vi) real estate recapitalization transactions; (vii) real estate equity purchase and sale transactions; (viii) build-to-suit matters involving the leasing and development of warehouse facilities, office facilities, data centers and other telecommunications facilities; (ix) joint venture arrangements; (x) real estate finance transactions; and (xi) the handling of contested zoning matters, as well as real estate disputes between private parties.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Recipient, Leading Complex Commercial Real Estate Transactions Lawyer of the Year (Illinois), AI Leading Advisor Awards (2019)
  • Selected, Illinois Super Lawyers (2005-2007, 2009-2014)
  • Recipient, Client Choice Award, Commercial Property (Illinois), Lexology Client Choice Awards USA & Canada (2013)

Speaking Engagements & Presentations



University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1987

Carthage College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1984

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
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