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Justin Newman


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Experienced with both real estate transactions and litigation, Justin uses a hybrid approach in representing purchasers, sellers, landlords, tenants, owners, operators, lenders and borrowers in real estate matters. Justin's unique blend of experience helps his clients approach their matters from a wider perspective and enables Justin to provide guidance and counsel on a wide array of practice areas.

It is typical for Justin to counsel on the entire lifecycle of a deal – from closing to financing, refinancing and enforcement actions, if necessary.

Justin enjoys working on real estate because of its tangible and visual nature. He likes seeing the results of his work translate into new buildings and developments and, ultimately, new business opportunities for his clients. Justin represents clients operating in a diverse group of industry sectors, and has extensive experience with family offices, multifamily, health care lending, distressed real estate, loan purchases and sales and cannabis.

Justin understands the importance of providing exceptional legal counsel to clients but also that the standard legal answer is not always the most efficient one. He approaches client service by being extremely responsive and practical. He is equally interested in getting to the root of the business issues and advancing his clients' interests as quickly, zealously and seamlessly as possible.

Inspired by the innovative and collaborative spirit of his clients, Justin loves being a connector and helping his contacts find the right resources to accomplish their business goals. This is why Justin relishes and focuses on being a referral source for clients and contacts throughout his network.

Thompson Coburn Publications

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"Real Estate Legal Challenges";
Second Annual Seminar on Medical Cannabis in Illinois, April 25, 2016

"Introduction to Lender's Title Insurance Policies and Escrow Instructions";
Illinois Credit Union League 38th Annual Attorneys' Conference, September 18, 2015