During the pandemic response, Lakelaw remains fully operational with our lawyers and staff working both at the office and from home. We are consulting with our clients daily, negotiating and executing transactions, and counseling businesses who are formulating a plan for survival in the future. We are also participating in virtual court proceedings to the extent the same are conducted.
Lakelaw’s attorneys have helped our clients in acquiring, selling, developing, managing, reorganizing, refinancing, leasing, and constructing hundreds of millions of dollars in apartment buildings, condominium developments, hotels, warehouses, industrial property, military property, storefronts, shopping malls, strip malls, schools, restaurants, and high-end residences.
For example, some of our more well-known work through the years have involved, for example, the development of the Wrigley Field rooftops industry in Chicago and the sale of the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood before it was torn down. As other examples, we have:
Developed both simple and extremely complex multi-association condominium projects;
Served the legal needs of contractors, subcontractors, owners, and lenders in construction projects;
Protected developers and managers;
Worked out insolvent projects to maximize recovery and minimize personal losses;
Guided purchasers and sellers of high-end homes and residences through the transaction process;
Guided contractors responding to union audits; and
Negotiated and documented commercial, restaurant, and storefront leases.
Real estate transactional and other work requires more than a solid understanding of property law in America. Our lawyers stay focused on the client’s objectives. This work does not take place in a vacuum but through relationships of the parties involved. Our lawyers understand the art of negotiation and diplomacy.