Kristen M. Boike advises clients on a wide array of transactional real estate matters, including commercial leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, mixed-use developments, sale leaseback transactions, and corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Real estate developers and investment companies rely on Kristen for advice and counseling with their most challenging real estate transactions. She also has extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants in office, retail, data center, warehouse and industrial leases. In addition, Kristen counsels both publicly held and private companies, as well as universities, in connection with their institutional real estate matters. She has been a member of numerous multidisciplinary firm teams representing key clients in a variety of transactions, including, NES Rentals in its acquisition by United Rentals for $965 million, Archer Daniels Midland in its $440 million sale of its global chocolate business and Lonza Group in its $630 million sale of its Water Care business.
She also has an active pro bono practice, including providing legal assistance in connection with construction of a 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.