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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011: 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' 2011 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

The Firm: Kirkland & Ellis is a well-known name in its home city and has a powerful and sophisticated real estate practice. The group handles a wide range of real estate mandates, some of them connected to the office's strong bankruptcy practice. Much of the team's work is national in scope and the firm distinguishes itself with its ability to skillfully tackle vast, multibillion-dollar transactions and restructurings.

Sources Say: "An excellent choice for completing large, complex transactions."

Key Individuals: Brian Davis has been called the "consummate attorney" and clients enthuse that he is "very prepared, very detail-oriented and excellent at synthesizing long, complex agreements into plain English." Davis has experience in nearly every branch of real estate and represents clients in joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development and structured finance.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011—