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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009: Real Estate

Chambers & Partners has compiled its 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' 2009 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: Tier 3

Kirkland & Ellis is known as "a powerhouse for corporate matters," due to its thriving private equity-based practice. The real estate group upholds this reputation, focusing on private equity and bankruptcy work. "Versatile, thoughtful and tireless," Robert Buday's practice is indicative of the group's: he concentrates on real estate private equity work, primarily the formation of joint ventures. Buday recently represented General Motors Investment Management in the formation of a joint venture with Kingbeil Capital Management, and has handled several matters on behalf of CenterPoint Properties Trust. Although senior member Stephen Tomlinson is now resident in the firm's New York office, he continues to work closely with the Chicago team.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 —