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Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Real Estate Group and Financial Services & Restructuring Group Recognized Among Best in Illinois


June 6, 2024

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CHICAGO, June 6, 2024 – Levenfeld Pearlstein’s (LP) Real Estate Group and Financial Services & Restructuring Group were once again recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business among the best real estate practices and bankruptcy and restructuring practices, respectively, in Illinois. Additionally, the following attorneys were individually recognized: Harold Israel, Brian Kozminski, Blake Schulman, and Lisa Vandesteeg.

In its review of LP’s Real Estate Group, which has been ranked for 16 consecutive years, Chambers shared feedback that LP lawyers “quickly digest complex matters and deliver concise and thoughtful recommendations” and “have a great way of explaining complicated matters to the lay person.”

In its review of LP’s bankruptcy and restructuring practiceChambers highlighted feedback that the “firm makes you feel like their only client.”

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

Harold Israel was recognized as a “true professional [who] is experienced at all levels of insolvency.” Commenters said his “calm demeanor and systematic approach is very effective” and he is a “wonderful and dedicated attorney.”

Brian Kozminski is highly regarded for his experience assisting clients in the leasing of high-value real estate. One client noted that his “skill set has made him an invaluable asset.”

Blake Schulman was recognized as “an excellent attorney who delivers top caliber work across each aspect of complicated real estate transactions.”

Lisa Vandesteeg was recognized as “an incredible practitioner with an unparalleled bedside manner. She is very much attuned to the market and understands its changing needs.” She was praised for being “creative, tenacious, strategic and just really pleasant to work with.”

About LP’s 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 LP’s 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.

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, estate planning, 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 as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, it truly differentiates itself through its commitment to “The LP Way” – the firm’s model for creating an unparalleled client experience. Visit our website at and follow us on LinkedIn at @levenfeld-pearlstein.

Filed under: Financial Services & Restructuring, Real Estate

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