Jenner & Block

Donald I. Resnick focuses his practice in commercial real estate on a national and local basis.  Clients seek his counsel on all types of real estate transactions, financing, leasing, development and construction and corporate real estate needs.  He also has significant experience in real estate-related loan and equity restructuring and workouts. Mr. Resnick is co-chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice and a senior member of the firm's Real Estate Litigation and Counseling Practice.

Chambers USA has consistently named Mr. Resnick one of the country’s leading lawyers in real estate law.  He was listed in Best Lawyers in America for real estate law, elected by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer in real estate transactions, and named a leading lawyer in real estate finance law and commercial real estate law in the Leading Lawyers Network survey of more than 52,000 Illinois lawyers.  Mr. Resnick is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.  He is a past member of the firm's Policy and Management Committees.

Mr. Resnick has given seminars and written articles regarding various real estate issues including complex like-kind exchanges, real estate workouts and loan and equity restructures, dual agency for brokers and real estate contract negotiations.  He has been a guest lecturer for the real estate program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.  He is also a member of the Chicago Central Area Committee, a group of civic leaders dedicated to the economic development of Chicago's downtown community.