Rachel Brown is a partner in the Real Estate Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on finance, venture formation, acquisitions and dispositions, and development. She advises borrowers and lenders in all types of real estate based financing transactions including first mortgage loans, construction loans, mezzanine financings, credit facilities, subscription facilities and other structured financings. Rachel also represents clients on workouts, loan sales, mortgage and mezzanine foreclosures, and participations. She advises real estate developers in acquisitions and dispositions of real estate assets as well as equity and operating partners in real estate joint venture transactions. Rachel was recognized in the 2011–2019 editions of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which noted that clients are impressed "with her 'great knowledge, responsiveness and commercial understanding'" as well as her "extraordinary" management skills. She was also recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for Real Estate law in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2019, which cited that she is "scrupulously thorough," and was listed in The Best Lawyers in America in 2018–2019.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2000Illinois


  • Loyola University Chicago School of LawJ.D.cum laude2000
  • University of MichiganB.A.1996