Sharon Zaban is Co-Chair of the Banking Law Group at Aronberg Goldgehn as well as Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Group.

She concentrates her practice in all aspects of real estate law with a particular emphasis on real estate financing. She represents banks, life insurance companies and other financial institutions nationwide in a variety of secured real estate loan transactions, including construction loans, bridge loans and term loans.

Sheri also handles transactions involving loan workouts, restructurings, modifications, forbearance documentation, note sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions. Additionally, she is experienced in representing real estate owners and developers in connection with the development, acquisition and disposition of all types of real estate and in a wide variety of transactions involving construction and leasing.

Sheri feels client interaction and involvement is crucial in the transaction process to ensure meeting clients’ expectations. She connects personally with her clients to make sure they understand each step of the process from start to finish.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Representing a life insurance company in loans secured by multi-family, industrial, office and shopping center properties

  • Representing a financial institution in a loan restructuring which included a loan modification, a forbearance and deed–in-lieu of foreclosure

  • Representing a real estate investor in the acquisition and financing of an apartment building, including construction contracts for renovation work

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Sheri joined Aronberg Goldgehn in May 2013. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law for the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Also among her accolades, since 2015 Sheri has been recognized annually as a Leading Lawyer in Real Estate Law by Illinois Leading Lawyers.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • CARPLS Legal Aid Hotline for Landlord and Tenant Issues

  • Legal Assistance Foundation's Pro Se Divorce Clinic



University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A.



BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois, 1993

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Real Estate Finance Forum


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law (2013-2016)
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer (2014-2016)

PERSONAL

Outside of the office, Sheri enjoys playing golf, running, biking and Pilates. She also loves to cook and bake.

What is one item on your bucket list? Traveling across America in an RV
What is your favorite place in Chicago? The lakefront
What is something most people don’t know about you? I have five children