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Overview

Our Clients

We represent both domestic and international commercial developers, equity investors, sponsors and syndicators, as well as construction and permanent lenders involved in real estate development.

Our Services

Katten's Real Estate team assists with the structuring, negotiation and financing of development projects across all asset classes, including residential, retail, office and mixed-use projects, resort and recreational properties, and sports complexes and arenas. Our attorneys offer broad-based experience with all types of projects and all phases of development—from acquisition, through planning, conversion (as applicable), development, construction and use. We handle contract negotiation and documentation, due diligence review, construction-related work and land use entitlements, and acquisition, development and construction financing. We have extensive experience in counseling developers as they interact with public and private agencies, architects and engineers, professional managers, and general contractors.

We also assist clients in completing and managing affordable housing projects through a variety of financing tools, including low-income housing tax credits, new markets tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, energy tax credits, facade easements and other tax incentive programs. Katten attorneys represent developers in obtaining federal grants, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) loan guaranties, HOPE VI funds, tax increment financing, enterprise zone funds, redevelopment agreements and tax abatements.

Our collateral experience litigating contract disputes, construction claims and zoning disputes allows us to help our clients effectively manage challenges related to the development and construction of real estate properties.

Events
November 14, 2017
Affordable Housing Reception | Chicago, Illinois
February 4–5, 2016
September 27–29, 2015
Real Estate Development

Recognition

Chambers USA – Real Estate (Illinois)
Real Estate (Illinois), 2006–2018
Chambers USA – Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance (New York)
Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance (New York), 2016–2018

Finance Monthly Law Awards – Commercial Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – USA

2013
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Real Estate (Washington, DC)
Litigation – Real Estate (Washington, DC), 2012–2014
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Real Estate (New York)
Litigation – Real Estate (New York), 2012–2014
Chambers USA – Real Estate (North Carolina)
Real Estate (North Carolina), 2016–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Real Estate Law (National)
Real Estate Law (National), 2012–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Real Estate Law (Washington, DC)
Real Estate Law (Washington, DC), 2011–2018
Legal 500 US – Construction (including Construction Litigation)
Construction (including Construction Litigation), 2016
Chambers USA – Real Estate (Charlotte)
Real Estate (Charlotte), 2010, 2014
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Real Estate Law (Charlotte)
Real Estate Law (Charlotte), 2011–2018
Chambers USA – Real Estate (Washington, DC)
Real Estate (Washington, DC), 2016–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Real Estate Law (New York)
Real Estate Law (New York), 2011–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Real Estate Law (Chicago)
Real Estate Law (Chicago), 2011–2018

International Fund Awards – US Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

2013
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Real Estate Law (Los Angeles)
Real Estate Law (Los Angeles), 2011–2018
Legal 500 US – Real Estate
Real Estate, 2016–2018
Legal 500 US – Real Estate
Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate, 2013–2016
Legal 500 US – Real Estate - Team of the Year
Real Estate – Team of the Year, 2014
Chambers USA – Real Estate (Nationwide)
Real Estate (Nationwide), 2012–2018
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Real Estate (Los Angeles)
Litigation – Real Estate (Los Angeles), 2012

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by Lawyers World

2013
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Litigation – Real Estate (National)
Litigation – Real Estate (National), 2012–2014
Legal 500 UK – Real Estate – Commercial Property: Hotels and Leisure
Real Estate – Commercial Property: Hotels and Leisure, 2013–2017

Finance Monthly Law Awards – Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – USA

2012
Legal 500 UK – Real Estate – Commercial Property
Real Estate – Commercial Property, 2012–2017
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate
Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate, 2014
U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" – Law Firm of the Year in Litigation – Real Estate
Law Firm of the Year in Litigation – Real Estate, 2013
Chambers UK Leading Firm
Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market (London (Firms)) 2016
Legal 500 UK – Real Estate – Property Finance
Real Estate – Property Finance, 2015–2017
Chambers USA – Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina)
Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina), 2012–2018
Chambers UK – Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market (London (Firms))
Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market (London (Firms)), 2017–2018
Legal 500 UK – Real Estate – Commercial Property: Investment
Real Estate – Commercial Property: Investment 2016
Legal 500 UK – Property Litigation
Property Litigation, 2012, 2014
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Recognition

Real Estate (Illinois), 2006–2018
Real Estate: Mainly Corporate & Finance (New York), 2016–2018

Finance Monthly Law Awards – Commercial Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – USA

2013
Litigation – Real Estate (Washington, DC), 2012–2014
Litigation – Real Estate (New York), 2012–2014
Real Estate (North Carolina), 2016–2018
Real Estate Law (National), 2012–2018
Real Estate Law (Washington, DC), 2011–2018
Construction (including Construction Litigation), 2016
Real Estate (Charlotte), 2010, 2014
Real Estate Law (Charlotte), 2011–2018
Real Estate (Washington, DC), 2016–2018
Real Estate Law (New York), 2011–2018
Real Estate Law (Chicago), 2011–2018

International Fund Awards – US Real Estate Law Firm of the Year

2013
Real Estate Law (Los Angeles), 2011–2018
Real Estate, 2016–2018
Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate, 2013–2016
Real Estate – Team of the Year, 2014
Real Estate (Nationwide), 2012–2018
Litigation – Real Estate (Los Angeles), 2012

Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by Lawyers World

2013
Litigation – Real Estate (National), 2012–2014
Real Estate – Commercial Property: Hotels and Leisure, 2013–2017

Finance Monthly Law Awards – Real Estate Law Firm of the Year – USA

2012
Real Estate – Commercial Property, 2012–2017
Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate, 2014
Law Firm of the Year in Litigation – Real Estate, 2013
Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market (London (Firms)) 2016
Real Estate – Property Finance, 2015–2017
Real Estate: Finance (North Carolina), 2012–2018
Real Estate: Lower Mid-Market (London (Firms)), 2017–2018
Real Estate – Commercial Property: Investment 2016
Property Litigation, 2012, 2014

OUR CLIENTS SAY...

"They have a great team behind them, a big team, and it's great for us."

Chambers USA 2016
(Real Estate: Finance)

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Our Clients Say: "They have a great team behind them, a big team, and it's great for us."

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Real Estate Team of the Year

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The Legal 500 Real Estate Team of the Year - 2014

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