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Varun Chari


Varun Chari is an associate in the Real Estate Group. He concentrates his practice on commercial leasing and sophisticated real estate transactions, including commercial acquisitions and dispositions.

He advises landlords, developers, real estate investment trusts (REITs), institutional owners, asset managers, and tenants in all aspects of commercial leasing, including office, retail, industrial, and warehouse leasing, workletters, service contracts, property management agreements, brokerage agreements, construction agreements, and medical office leasing. He represents landlords and tenants with a national presence, including landlords with assets in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, and New York, and tenants with national retail and warehouse operations.

Varun has also represented clients on purchase and sale transactions and has experience negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, conducting due diligence, reviewing titles and surveys, and managing closings.

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Email Address

Phone Number

+1 312 476 7696

Additional Information

Education & Admissions

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S.
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois


  • CALI award for highest grade in Legal Writing and Analysis
  • CALI award for highest grade in Advanced Legal Writing: Advocacy


  • How do you spend your free time?
    I enjoy spending time outdoors whether it is hiking, biking or some other sporting activity.

  • What’s your favorite vacation spot?
    I recently travelled to Aruba and this spot currently sits at the top of my rankings. I hope to travel to a few more islands in the Caribbean.

  • What was your very first job?
    I was a tennis coach during my first summer break in college.

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