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LP Names Elizabeth O’Brien as Incoming Real Estate Practice Group Leader


January 31, 2024

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CHICAGO, January 31, 2024 – Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC (LP) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth O’Brien has been named leader of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group – the group’s first female practice group leader – effective February 1, 2024.

Elizabeth O’Brien represents developers and investors in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, development, construction financing, construction contracts, and commercial leasing. Elizabeth is a former member of the Board of Directors of Friends for the Chicago River and the Board of Directors for the Howard E. Eisenberg Foundation. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Executive Women (CREW) Chicago, a member of the Steering Committee for the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner and a previous member of the Associate Board of Greater Chicago Food Depository. In 2022, she was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business among its “Notable Women in Law”.

In addition to serving in her new role as Real Estate Practice Group Leader, she is a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee.

“Elizabeth brings keen legal insights and an innovative spirit to the commercial real estate industry and the firm,” said Managing Partner Jeffery Hoffenberg. “She is an attentive mentor to several attorneys, an asset to the Compensation Committee, and a committed partner to her clients.”

Practice group leadership transitions are a part of LP’s deliberate succession planning protocol, designed to provide opportunities for different individuals at the firm to serve in leadership roles. Since its early days, LP has cultivated leaders through a formal training program. Its successful implementation continues to create future leaders with skills that build upon those of their predecessors.

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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, 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.

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