Leena Chopra is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She concentrates her practice in the area of commercial real estate law, and advises private equity companies, public and private REITs, developers, sponsors and operators on all aspects of complex commercial transactions.

Leena represents domestic and international clients on acquisitions and dispositions, mortgage, mezzanine and construction financing, joint ventures, loan originations, note purchases, ground leases and management agreements across a diverse range of asset classes throughout the United States, including industrial, data center, retail, office, student housing, multifamily, hospitality, health care, manufactured home communities and mixed-use developments. She also advises clients on the real estate aspects of mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

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.