Leena Chopra is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She concentrates her practice on commercial real estate transactions with an emphasis on complex real estate financings, joint venture formations, acquisitions and dispositions. Leena’s experience includes representation of private equity companies, public and private REITs, developers, sponsors and operators.

Leena’s portfolio of deals includes multi-billion dollar transactions across numerous asset classes, including industrial, data center, retail, office, student housing, multifamily, hospitality, health care, manufactured home communities and mixed-use developments. She has been involved in advising developers and other parties directly and indirectly through joint venture agreements. Leena also advises borrowers and lenders on securitized, conventional and mezzanine financings. Among Leena’s most sophisticated deals is two committed, secured real estate financings totaling $9 billion in relation to the acquisition of CyrusOne Inc.

Prior to her legal career, Leena was a professional opera singer. She made her Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Broadway and Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts all before graduating from The Juilliard School. Leena has performed as a soloist with the Seattle, Santa Fe and Wolf Trap opera companies, in additional to numerous international engagements throughout Europe and North America.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Illinois


  • University of Illinois Chicago School of LawJ.D.2013
  • The Juilliard SchoolM.M.
  • The Juilliard SchoolB.M.