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Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Real Estate Group and Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Recognized Among Best in Illinois


June 1, 2022

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Chambers and Partners USA Ranked

CHICAGO, June 1, 2022 – Levenfeld Pearlstein (LP) is pleased to announce that its Real Estate Group and Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice were both ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business among the best law practices in Illinois. Additionally, the following attorneys were individually recognized: David Berzon, Harold Israel, Thomas Jaros, Brian Kozminski, Blake Schulman, and Lisa Vandesteeg.

In its review of LP’s Real Estate Group, which has been ranked for 14 consecutive years, Chambers observed that the team “possesses a fine reputation in the real estate market for its expertise in transactional work, advising owners, lenders and borrowers on acquisitions and dispositions, construction and leasing matters.” The publication also singles out the Real Estate Group’s “notable experience handling deals involving condominiums and manufactured housing communities.”

In its review of LP’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring practiceChambers observed that the team is “noted for its strong restructuring practice. The firm’s attorneys handle a wide range of matters, including workouts, reorganizations and financing transactions.”

The following attorneys were individually recognized by Chambers USA as among the best in Illinois, as well:

David Berzon was recognized for advising clients on the full range of real estate matters.

Harold Israel was recognized for his “wealth of experience representing debtors, lenders and creditors in both in and out-of-court restructurings.” He was commended for being “smart and experienced.”

Thomas Jaros was recognized for advising clients on complex real estate transactions and financings. Clients remarked that he is “business-minded, responsible and responsive.”

Brian Kozminski is highly regarded for his experience assisting clients in the leasing of high-value real estate.

Blake Schulman was recognized for the work he does for private equity clients in real estate acquisitions and dispositions. “He has great attention to detail and is very responsive,” one client noted.

Lisa Vandesteeg was recognized as an experienced bankruptcy attorney, who is regularly called upon by debtors and creditors for assistance with reorganization and restructuring matters. As one client noted, “She is results-oriented and she has an excellent practice.”

About the Real Estate Practice Group

LP’s Real Estate Group has a successful track record in all major types of real estate transactions, across a diverse set of commercial property types. This includes acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, real estate development, real estate tax structuring, commercial leasing, and debt and equity financing. The group is made up of more than just intelligent and experienced lawyers. Our success is the result of the hard work, dedication and insight that comes from taking on the issues facing LP’s clients as if they were our own. We pride ourselves on being thoughtful business advisors and efficient deal managers. This is precisely why this Chambers ranking, which is primarily based on client feedback, is uniquely satisfying for our Real Estate group – it is a testament to our deep relationship with our trusted clients.

About the Financial Services & Restructuring Group

The Financial Services & Restructuring Group (FSRG) at LP has deep experience in all facets of in-court and out-of-court restructurings and workouts. Our attorneys have led engagements across the United States and internationally. Our prominent restructuring attorneys are keenly familiar with the market and strategic options, and maintain a vast network of connections, thereby enabling us to provide tailored advice that achieves unprecedented results in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Additionally, the group has extensive experience in commercial lending practice for both lenders and borrowers, including commercial lending, asset-based lending, and real estate lending.

Filed under: Financial Services & Restructuring, Real Estate

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