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We represent clients on a pro bono basis on a wide spectrum of real estate matters, including purchases and sales of property, leases, financing, and landlord-tenant disputes. Our pro bono clients include individuals and not-for-profit organizations. As a result of these efforts, we have helped Jenner & Block achieve the ranking of the number one law firm in the country for pro bono service in The American Lawyer magazine’s annual pro bono rankings. The Firm’s long-standing tradition of providing legal services to those without the resources to pay for them has been recognized by The American Lawyer as one of the top ten pro bono programs in the country every year since 1990 and we have ranked number one in the country seven times – in 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 1999.
Representative pro bono engagements include the following:
Representation of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana in connection with the preparation and negotiation of the design and construction contracts for the Girl Scouts’ new dining hall being constructed at Camp Juniper Knoll in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Representation of the Jesse White Foundation in connection with the financing, development and construction of the Jesse White Community Center and Field House on Chicago’s near north side. The representation included drafting and negotiating all design and construction contracts; negotiating a complex donation agreement with the Chicago Park District, and negotiating loan documents, and an Occupancy and Use Agreement between the Jesse White Foundation and the Chicago Park District.