DePaul University College of Law,
J.D., with honors, 2000
Order of the Coif
B.S.S. (1996), Alpha Lambda Delta
National Academic Honor Society
Golden Key National Academic Honor Society
Illinois USDC, Northern District
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Real Estate Council
Illinois State Bar Association
Justinian Society of Lawyers
Real Estate Investment Association
Included in "Illinois Super Lawyers" Rising Stars list, 2008-2014
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 1999
Jack represents clients on real estate and construction matters on a local and nationwide basis.
His experience includes:
• Representing landlords and tenants in lease drafting and negotiations for retail, commercial, industrial and office space
• Representing and advising clients on all issues relating to the disposition, acquisition, financing, and development of real estate, including zoning relief and other entitlements
• Representing developers, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in mechanics’ lien and bond claim matters and construction contract disputes
Represented local real estate investment and development company in various IRC 1031 exchange transactions, including replacement property acquisitions of various investment properties throughout the Midwest.
Represented one of the largest privately held companies in the United States in national real estate transactions and national acquisitions and dispositions of its subsidiaries.
Represented major industrial/manufacturing company in various sales, subdivisions, and leasebacks of several facilities across the United States.
Represented national retailer in the negotiation of leases for various first class shopping centers throughout the United States.
Represented the seller in the sale of a large suburban shopping center consisting of a substantial number of national and local retail tenants.
Represented major national construction contractors and material suppliers in various mechanics' lien and bond claim disputes.
Represented local real estate developer in connection with certain entitlements necessary for the operation and use of its various properties, including obtaining appropriate zoning relief and necessary licenses.
"Construction due diligence: Sooner is always better than later";
Thompson Coburn Publications, April 2016
"There Is No Such Thing As a Form Lease";
Thompson Coburn Client Seminar, April 2014
"Taking Title and Choice of Entity: Considerations As to How You Want to Own the Property";
"Third Party Rights Overview" and "Settlement Strategies and Alternatives";
National Cement Credit Association Conference, October 2009
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