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Shelby is an associate in the Firm’s Real Estate Group. Her practice focuses on a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, mortgage financing and land use and development matters.

Prior to joining Barack Ferrazzano, Shelby was a real estate associate at Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a prominent California real estate law firm, where she assisted clients in a variety of complex commercial real estate transactions, including land and lease swaps, mixed-use development projects and automobile dealership acquisitions.

Activities & Honors

  • Selected, Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2017, 2019-2020)
  • The Exoneration Project, Legal clinic providing legal representation for wrongfully convicted clients, The University of Chicago Law School (2008-2010)
  • Research Assistant, Dean Michael Schill, The University of Chicago Law School (2010)
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Geraldine Soat Brown, U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois (2007)
  • Phi Beta Kappa



University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2009

University of California, Davis, B.A., with honors, 2004

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
    State of California
    State of Washington
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