What the team is known for Outstanding real estate practice that covers a broad range of areas, with particular strength in complex financings and tax-advantaged investments. Acts for an array of commercial clients, including institutional investors, hedge funds and lenders and developers.
Strengths Clients value that the firm "doesn't overcommit to the number of deals they are working on, so you know you will get their attention when working on transactions."
Clients recommend the team for its international reach, saying: "They are a global firm and have capital relationships globally."
Work highlights Assisted a commercial real estate company, HPI Group, in the sale of a ten-building portfolio worth $150 million.
Advised Citadel on the fund's 250,000 sq ft lease to anchor a new high-rise building in Chicago.
Significant clients KeyBank National Association, PNC Bank, Bank of America, Baxter Healthcare Corporation and Baxalta, Blackstone.
Eric Schiller is called a "fantastic lawyer," having practiced in real estate and commercial finance law for more than 30 years. His work covers joint ventures, real estate acquisitions, sales and financings.
Patrick Moran has a strong reputation for excellence in a broad array of real estate matters. He regularly advises on secured construction and term loans, as well as working with landlords and tenants in the leasing of office space.
Mark Mehlman is described as "an excellent lawyer" by one source. He acts on a wide range of real estate matters, including finance work, developments, transactions and joint ventures.
Linda White acts for both landlords and tenants in leasing and property management matters, as well as joint ventures and acquisitions. One client calls her "a very strong negotiator who really looks out for our best interests."
Steven Davidson is "very responsive" and "solution-oriented," according to sources. His practice focuses on real estate financing transactions including construction and term loans secured by real estate collateral.