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Michael G. Yip


Michael is an associate in the Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on representing clients in commercial real estate transactions, including negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, conducting due diligence, reviewing titles and surveys, reviewing loan documents, drafting and negotiating leases, and managing closings.

Additionally, he has drafted and negotiated redevelopment agreements with various municipalities throughout Illinois for property tax incentives and other tax sharing agreements, such as TIF and annexation agreements. He also has handled various zoning and building code violation matters throughout the City of Chicago.

Michael earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, where he was a member of the DePaul National Trial Team. He earned his Hon. B.A. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Outside of the office, Michael enjoys exploring Chicago’s food scene and playing ice hockey with friends from law school.

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Email Address

Phone Number

+1 312 476 7509

Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.
  • Queen's University, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • What’s your favorite quote?
    “Wealth is of the heart and mind, not the pocket” - Pharrell Williams

  • What was the first album you ever bought?
    “Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill

  • If you could meet anyone from history, who would it by and why?
    Oprah Winfrey. She has transcended so many barriers, and I would like to better understand how she was so perseverant through it all.