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Levenfeld Pearlstein’s National Real Estate Practice Expands With The Addition of Partners Blake Hanson and Casey Koppelman


August 23, 2022

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Blake Hanson and Casey Koppelman

CHICAGO, August 23, 2022 – Levenfeld Pearlstein is delighted to announce that Blake Hanson and Casey Koppelman have joined the firm as Partners in its Real Estate Group.

Hanson’s practice focuses on representing clients in commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, and mortgage financing. He represents landlords, tenants, and developers throughout the country in leasing matters for office, retail, restaurant, industrial, warehouse, and student housing space. Additionally, he regularly represents lenders in connection with construction financings, including syndicated financings, of multi-family, office, hotel, hospital and retail properties.

Koppelman represents landlords and tenants in all facets of commercial leasing, including office, retail, with a specialization in complex industrial and warehouse projects. He also represents clients in build-to-suit leases throughout the country. Additionally, he represents institutional real estate developers in all facets of the development process, including, acquisition, disposition, and financing with a focus on CMBS loans. Finally, Koppelman regularly represents lenders in connection with construction financings, including syndicated financings, of all types of commercial properties thought the country. Kopelman is also a licensed real estate broker.

“We are thrilled to welcome Blake and Casey to the firm,” said Eric Fuglsang, chair of LP’s Real Estate Group. “As the firm experiences exponential growth in its leasing, development, and acquisitions and dispositions practices, Blake and Casey’s experience and knowledge will enable the firm to continue to provide an exceptional client experience.”

The additions of Hanson and Koppelman are part of the intentional and strategic expansion of LP’s Real Estate Group. In the past year, the Real Estate Group has also welcomed partners Rasha Gad and Kelly Booker, senior counsel Sara Cooper and associates Will Pawlowski, Varun Chari, Benjamin Altshul, and Michael Yip.

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.

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About Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC: Chicago-based Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC provides legal and business counsel to sophisticated clients across a broad range of corporate, tax, real estate, and litigation matters. LP works with clients to understand the full impact of the law on their businesses and proactively addresses their legal issues so that they can quickly return to doing what they do best. While the firm possesses the resources and depth necessary to manage the most complex matters most efficiently and cost-effectively possible, it truly differentiates itself through its commitment to “The LP Way”. Unique among corporate law firms, the LP Way is the firm’s model for creating an unparalleled client experience at an exceptional value. Visit our website at,and follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter at @lplegal.

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