Michelle M. McAtee, co-chair of the Real Estate Practice, focuses on all aspects of real estate transactions. Owners, operators, lenders, borrowers and real estate private equity sources seek her counsel on acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, complex commercial loans and capital market transactions, as well as in restructurings and workouts. Michelle has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate finance, including in loan participations. She also has extensive leasing experience, representing both landlords and tenants in office, retail, warehouse and industrial leases, and in the areas of construction and development. Ms. McAtee represents clients in the acquisition and financing of retail, office, warehouse and multi-family housing projects across the country, and has worked on numerous cross-border transactions, including for clients located in Japan and South Korea.
Ms. McAtee is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Real Estate Securities Practices. She also serves the firm as a member of its Alumni, Diversity & Inclusion, and Hiring Committees. Ms. McAtee’s pro bono work includes serving as a member of the Board of Advisors, the Legal Advisory Committee and the Legal Assitance Office of The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.