Marc S. Joseph
Marc Joseph is a partner in the Real Estate and Corporate Groups and is a former member of the firm's Executive Committee. He is also a certified public accountant. With more than 35 years of experience in corporate, real estate, finance law, Marc has extensive experience with a diverse area of legal and business matters.
Throughout his career, Marc has been a transactional lawyer and has handled complex corporate and real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, and joint venture and partnership agreements involving preferred returns, buy-sells and control issues.
From a financing perspective, Marc has represented both lender and borrower on matters involving loan documentation, workouts, restructuring, participations, and tri-party agreements.
Marc works to bring a proactive, business-oriented approach to sophisticated transactions, while consistently being mindful of his clients' individual goals. Marc invests his time in understanding his clients' business objectives and finding a practical and efficient approach to accomplish these objectives.
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Education & Admissions
- University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Law Review, Order of the Coif
- University of Illinois School of Business, magna cum laude
- Chicago Real Estate Council
- Leading Lawyer Network
- Executive Board of The Harold Eisenberg Foundation
- Facilities Board Member, Jewish United Fund
- The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2024
- 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.
“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.”