Jenner & Block

Kristen M. Boike focuses her practice on a wide array of transactional real estate matters.  In particular, she has had significant experience with commercial leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, sale leaseback transactions, commercial real estate loans, development and redevelopment projects, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and private placement memoranda. She is also well versed in issues relating to green and sustainable buildings and has written and presented on such topics.

Real estate developers and investment companies rely on Kristen for advice and counseling in a variety of real estate transactions. She also has extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants in office, retail, warehouse and industrial leases. In addition, Kristen counsels both publicly held and private companies in connection with corporate institutional real estate matters. She has been a member of numerous multidisciplinary firm teams representing key clients in a variety of transactions, including representing General Motors in its Section 363 sale of assets and subsequent securing of a five-year $5 billion senior revolving credit facility, both key to the success of the company’s historic IPO in 2010. Most recently, Kristen provided real estate counsel as part of a $440 million sale by Archer Daniels Midland of its global chocolate business.

She also has an active pro bono practice, including recently providing legal assistance in connection with construction of a new domestic violence shelter on Chicago’s southwest side and a community center/familyplex for underserved youth and families on the city’s west side. Kristen is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an article editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, a research director for the Voting Rights Initiative of the Election Law Project, and participated in the Urban Communities Clinic.