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Robin P. Black

Senior Counsel

Robin Black is Senior Counsel in the Real Estate Practice Group. She has extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate law including office, retail, industrial and telecommunication leasing, development, acquisitions and sales, financing, title and survey analysis, including work on large acquisitions and sale-leaseback transactions involving hundreds of properties across the nation), as well as shopping center development.

For many years, however, Robin’s practice has been focused on commercial leasing (retail, office, industrial, and more). She has in-depth knowledge in office and retail leasing and has been involved in transactions on behalf of both landlords and tenants relating to both national and independent tenants.

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Email Address

Phone Number

+1 312 476 7689

Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • University of Illinois, J.D., M.B.A.
  • University of Michigan, B.G.S.
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois


  • If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be?
    I would be an architect, which may not be surprising considering my interest in real estate. I did not choose this path though because I was intimidated back in the day when such a big part of the architect profession was based on artistic skills (of which I was lacking).

  • What’s your favorite way to spend your commuting time?
    Reading for pleasure. The ONLY downside of moving back to the City from the suburbs in recent years is that I don’t have as much time to read.

  • What was your very first job?
    My first job (other than babysitting and camp counseling) was watering plants in an office complex owned by my father who was a real estate developer. The ironic thing is that I have NO green thumb and have no live plants in my home today.