Jenner & Block

Sheila C. Kailus is department counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Practice.  She joined the firm in May of 2018.



Ms. Kailus is an accomplished real estate lawyer with substantial experience representing public and privately held companies in a broad range of transactional matters, including real estate, leasing, finance and corporate matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kailus was associate general counsel at GGP, Inc. (a publicly traded real estate investment trust owning, operating and developing Class A shopping centers), vice president-associate general counsel at Joseph Freed and Associates (a privately owned family real estate company specializing in the development of mixed-use real estate projects) and senior counsel at Equity Office Properties Trust (a publicly traded real estate investment trust owning and operating Class A office buildings).  Throughout her career, Ms. Kailus has focused on acquisitions, dispositions, financing and development of commercial real estate.

Ms. Kailus received her A.B. in history at Princeton University in 1994 and her J.D. at the University of Illinois College of Law in 1997.