Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa’s attorneys bring wide-ranging experience to representation of clients in real estate matters. A summary of each area of concentration is provided below.

Acquisition and Financing of Commercial Real Estate
The firm has represented business clients in purchasing and selling commercial and industrial properties. That representation has included advice and assistance in the following areas:

  • Negotiation and preparation of real estate sales contracts
  • Negotiation of mortgage financing and refinancing and preparation of financing documents
  • Tax deferred exchanges
  • Sale and leaseback transactions
  • Use of Illinois land trusts
  • Environmental disclosure and risk allocation
  • Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Company and Joint Venture Agreements
  • Defeasance of securitized mortgages
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • TIF Financing

Commercial Leasing
The firm’s attorneys have represented clients in all aspects of the landlord and tenant relationship including: 

  • Negotiation and preparation of office leases, retail store and shopping center leases, and industrial and warehouse leases as well as ground leases and master leases
  • Lease termination and eviction
  • Compliance with federal, state and local laws and ordinances affecting leasing

Real Estate Development and Construction
Owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors have relied on the firm for advice in various aspects of real estate development and construction, including:

  • Bidding and negotiation of construction and architectural contracts
  • Construction financing
  • Litigation and arbitration of construction disputes
  • Syndications
  • Prosecution and defense of Mechanic’s lien claims
  • Insurance coverage issues relating to personal injury and/or property damage claims

Personal Real Estate Matters
The firm’s attorneys are also available to assist individual clients with negotiating and closing residential real estate sales and purchases.

19 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.27.17

Nineteen of the firm’s members have been named Leading Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 5 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


7 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Emerging Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.26.17

Katie Attebery, Amy Gibson, Julie Johnson, Kari Kaplan, Tim Nelson, Amber LaFevers and Sara Spratt have been named Emerging Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 2 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


David A. Johnson Jr. Co-Presenting Starting and Running a Home Based Small Business
04.24.17

On May 2, 2017, Aronberg Goldgehn attorney David A. Johnson Jr. will be co-presenting “Starting and Running a Home Based Small Business,” a workshop offered by The Law Project.... Read More


David A. Johnson Jr. Presenting on Corporate Structures at the Chicago Inventors Organization's Pro Bono Law Evening
04.12.17

Aronberg Goldgehn attorney David A. Johnson Jr. will be presenting at The Chicago Inventors Organization’s “Pro Bono Law Evening” on April 25, 2017.... Read More


David A. Johnson Jr. Joins Aronberg Goldgehn's Business Law & Transactions Group
03.23.17

David Johnson Jr. is a general business attorney who represents growing companies and medical practices throughout Illinois and Wisconsin in all stages of operation, including in unique and complex transactions.... Read More


Michael S. Nelson Joins Aronberg Goldgehn's Business Law & Transactions Group
03.03.17

Michael S. Nelson has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as an associate in the firm’s business law and transactions practice group. He represents clients in real estate and business transactional matters.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Sponsoring the 18th Annual Illinois Bar Foundation Gala
09.07.16

Aronberg Goldgehn is honored to be the Northern Illinois University Fellowship Sponsor for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s 2016 Gala, where Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be presented with the 2016 Distinguished Award for Excellence.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America List 2017
08.15.16

For the fourth consecutive year, Sharon Zaban has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative Hosts Its Inaugural Inspiration Award Luncheon
08.01.16

Ulta Beauty General Counsel Jodi Caro Honored With the 2016 Inspiration Award... Read More


Bob Sodikoff and Son Featured in the Law Day Edition Of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
04.29.16

Aronberg Goldgehn member Robert N. Sodikoff and his son, also a lawyer, are featured in the annual Law Day Edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.17.15

Sharon Zaban was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law.... Read More


Mark Anderson Named a Member of the Edward Foundation's Board of Directors
08.06.15

The Edward Foundation has named Mark D. Anderson as a member of its Board of Directors. Established in 1990, The Edward Foundation supports Edward Hospital & Health Services’ community health care initiatives.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Appoints New Practice Group Chairs
07.29.15

Nate Lichtenstein and Amy Rapoport Gibson Will Lead the Commercial Litigation Group; Paul Gilman and Tim Nelson, Business Law & Transactions... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Ranked No. 1 for Having the Highest Percentage of Women Associates Among Illinois' Largest Firms
07.14.15

Chicago Lawyer magazine’ has published the results of its annual diversity survey of the largest law firms in Illinois, and Aronberg Goldgehn has been ranked No. 1 in one analysis of the statistics.... Read More


Mark Anderson Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.06.15

Mark Anderson has joined Aronberg Goldgehn as a member. He concentrates his practice in federal and state corporate and partnership tax, estate and gift taxes, and related business matters for middle market companies and their owners.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine
01.22.15

Aronberg Goldgehn member Sharon S. Zaban has been featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine's Real Estate Edition for 2015 in the article titled, "A Practice Built Upon a Commitment to Real Estate Clients."... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois
01.12.15

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers;’ Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber N. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson named ‘Rising Stars.’... Read More


Lisa Brodsky, Tim Nelson and Amy Gibson Elected New Members
01.01.15

Aronberg Goldgehn has elected Lisa J. Brodsky, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson as Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2015.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Selected for Inclusion on 2015 Best Lawyers List
08.18.14

Sharon Zaban has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Real Estate Law.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Listed as Top Midwest Real Estate Law Firm
07.10.14

Aronberg Goldgehn is pleased to announce we have been listed amongst the Top Midwest Real Estate Law Firms for 2014 as noted by Midwest Real Estate Magazine’s annual Best of the Best issue.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Hosts Women Employed Power Lunch
05.01.14

Nearly 50 women business executives and professionals attended a Women Employed Power Lunch held at the firm on May 1, 2014.... Read More


Firm Hosts Navigant Consulting Attorney's "Lawesome" Presentation
03.06.14

“A LAWESOME lawyer gets the client to its end result and keeps the client focused on what is most important—the business”, observed speaker Pia Thompson... Read More


Morris Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine's Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Edition for 2014
01.17.14

Leading Lawyers Network Magazine featured Real Estate and Construction Member, Henry Morris, in an article in their Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Edition for 2014.... Read More


Hoelting Kaplan, LaFevers, Nelson and Gibson Named Rising Stars By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.13.14

Kari E. Hoelting Kaplan, Amber LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson have been designated as Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Katie Attebery, Amy Gibson, Tim Nelson and Julie Neubauer Named Rising Stars by Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Attorneys Katherine A. Attebery, Amy M. Rapoport Gibson, Timothy R. Nelson and Julie A. Neubauer and have been designated Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers.... Read More


Sharon Zaban Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.28.13

Sheri has joined as a member of the firm’s real estate finance and lending groups and will focus on all aspects of lending, with an emphasis on real estate financing.... Read More


Bankruptcy Alert - A Judgment for Violation of the City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance May Not be Dischargeable in Bankruptcy
10.21.11

The Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that a judgment entered against a landlord for violation of various sections of the City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance was not dischargeable in bankruptcy.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Elects Michael A. Zaslavsky As an Equity Member
07.01.11


Attebery, Morrison and Nelson Join Aronberg Goldgehn As Associates
11.29.10

Katherine Attebery, Angela Morrison and Timothy Nelson have joined Aronberg Goldgehn as associates.... Read More


Holisky Receives Chicago Association of Realtors 2010 Affiliate Member of the Year Award
09.16.10

Aronberg Goldgehn business lawyer Jerry Holisky has been honored by the Chicago Association of Realtors® as the 2010 Affiliate Member of the Year.... Read More


Lichtenstein Obtains a Dismissal With Prejudice of a Claim for Breach of Contract
09.29.09

Nathan Lichtenstein has obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a claim for breach of contract and fraud against the sellers of a condominium unit... Read More


Henry Morris Handles Negotiation and Closing of TIF Financing for Retail Development at Ogilvie Transportation Center
11.13.08