Marc in His Own Words

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"I have a long-term relationship with Marc, and he is great to work with. We are very satisfied with the service and attention and the reasonableness of the billing."

Marc Joseph is a partner in the Real Estate Group and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He is also a certified public accountant. With more than 30 years of experience in real estate, finance, and corporate law, Marc has extensive experience with a diverse area of legal and business matters. 

Throughout his career, Marc has handled complex real estate matters, including joint ventures and partnership agreements involving preferred returns, buy-sells and control issues,  bankruptcy-related real estate and lease acquisitions, retail, office and industrial leases with national tenants and purchases and dispositions involving tax structuring, earnouts and master leases.

From a financing perspective, Marc has represented both lender and borrower on matters involving loan documentation, workouts, restructuring, participations, tri-party agreements and convertible mortgages.

Marc works to bring a proactive, business-oriented approach to sophisticated transactions, while consistently being mindful of his clients' individual goals.

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1981, magna cum laude, Law Review, Order of the Coif
University of Illinois School of Business, 1978, magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1981
Chicago Real Estate Council
Leading Lawyer Network
Executive Board of The Harold Eisenberg Foundation
Facilities Board Member, Jewish United Fund
Named to Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2020
Named as an Illinois Super Lawyer, 2011-2014
Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network
Named by Midwest Real Estate News as one of the 2007 "40 Over 40"


What’s the best compliment you ever received from a client?
The best compliment I ever received from a client was “you just get it,” which I took to mean that I got the client’s goals for the deal and what the client wanted to accomplish, I understood the transaction and what was important to accomplish and protect the client and I interacted with the other side in a way that made the transaction go smoothly.
What’s the biggest mistake attorneys can make?
I believe the biggest mistake an attorney can make is being an obstacle as opposed to a facilitator of a deal. It is obviously important to protect the client, but it is equally important to accomplish what the client wants, which is to get the deal done efficiently and effectively.
What was your very first job?
My first job was working at my dad’s small grocery store in a very tough neighborhood in Chicago at the age of 10. I actually volunteered to work because my dad worked seven days a week and I wanted to spend time with him. In hindsight, not the best idea, but I got to spend time with my dad, understand what it takes to run a business and meet a payroll and develop a strong work ethic.

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