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Jason Gorczynski

Partner
jason.gorczynski@kattenlaw.com
Chicago Office
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f+1.312.902.1061
Overview

Jason Gorczynski is a partner in the Real Estate practice. Jason counsels private equity firms, real estate investment trusts (REITS), developers, financial institutions and high net-worth individuals in a wide array of commercial real estate transactions, including stabilized, value-add and opportunistic profiles. He has substantial experience handling acquisitions, dispositions, preferred equity investments, joint ventures, development, financing, reciprocal easement agreements, long-term ground leases, sale-leasebacks and space leases. His practice spans office towers (central business district, suburban and medical office buildings), hotels and resorts, industrial warehouses and distribution centers, multifamily apartment rental buildings, residential and office condominiums, retail shopping centers, and mixed-use facilities. In addition, Jason represents both lenders and borrowers in a variety of real estate-based financing transactions, including senior, mezzanine, construction, permanent and portfolio financings.

Jason has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2016 and 2017. He is a co-chair of Katten's Chicago summer associate program and received an Annual Pro Bono Service Award in 2013 for his commitment to pro bono activities. While attending the University of Michigan Law School, Jason was a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Shown below is a selection of Jason’s engagements.

Experience
  • Provision of advice to a client in the acquisitions and dispositions of two- to five-star hotel, spa and resort properties.
  • Representation of a client in the establishment of a joint venture to construct two multifamily high-rise buildings comprising 500 units.
  • Provision of advice to a client regarding programmatic investment in the development of senior living facilities across the United States.
  • Representation of a client in the sale-leaseback of office and warehouse facilities (domestically and internationally).
  • Provision of advice to a client regarding the build-to-suit development of a vocational school, including construction management, joint venture, bond lease and senior mortgage financing.
  • Representation of a client in the acquisition of a newly constructed retail center prior to construction of an overhead apartment complex.
  • Representation of a client in the sale of a mixed-use retail center partly owned in fee and partly ground-leased from a governmental agency.
  • Provision of advice to a client regarding senior mortgage financing secured by nine retail shopping centers in seven states.
  • Provision of advice to a client regarding senior mortgage financing secured by 23 industrial buildings in three industrial parks.
  • Counsel to a client regarding mezzanine financing structured as a preferred equity investment in a development venture.

Recognition

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Pro Bono Service Award, 2013
Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016, 2017
Jason  Gorczynski

Education

  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, cum laude
  • BA, Emory University, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Recognition

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Pro Bono Service Award
2013
Super Lawyers Rising Stars
2016, 2017
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Memberships

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute