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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007: Real Estate

Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide -- which is designed to reflect market opinion -- contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.

In Chambers' 2007 review of national legal talent in the area of "Real Estate," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Illinois Ranking: 3

The Firm: “Deep market knowledge, national presence and friendliness” made the team a draw for clients. Overall, it represents the “gold standard” of Chicago law firms but its real estate practice is chiefly a service arm for its corporate clients. It has a thriving hospitality practice and has seen significant growth in private equity transactions.

The Lawyers: Senior partner Stephen Tomlinson is “at the pinnacle of transaction deals.” A strong domestic player, he represented the Special Trustee’s Committee in a $3.4 billion merger of CenterPoint Properties Trust with CalEast Industrial Investors. He divides his time between the Chicago and New York offices.

Clients/Work Highlights: The team is acting for India-based E-City Ventures in its efforts to raise $145 million to develop 50 mixed-use movie theater and retail developments in India. Other clients include General Motors Asset Management; JMB Realty; LaSalle Investment Management; Red Fort Capital and Transwestern Investment.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 -