Kathleen M. Gilligan

Kathleen M. Gilligan

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-7884
Fax: (312) 876-6270

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

Kathleen M. Gilligan

Partner

Kathleen M. Gilligan has depth and breadth of experience in acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate, with an emphasis on representing industrial, corporate, and institutional clients. She has successfully completed numerous complex real estate transactions throughout the country, including the acquisition of multi-site industrial property portfolios for a group of off-shore investors totaling over $600 million in a 15-month period, and most recently, the refinancing and restructuring of those portfolios, and dispositions of industrial properties for a multibillion-dollar UK-based industrial conglomerate.

Kathleen also has extensive experience, at both the national and local levels, in the representation of REITs, shopping center and office building owners, industrial, institutional and office tenants, and real estate investment companies. She has worked extensively in the areas of commercial real estate lending, and insolvency and debt reorganization. Kathleen routinely advises and represents clients in a wide variety of real estate matters, from structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions to drafting and preparing leases and attendant leasing documents, purchase and sale agreements, and financing instruments. 

Based upon recommendations by clients, senior practitioners, and in-house counsel in the real estate profession, she has been included in the Expert Guides to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers and to the World's Women in Business Law.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to the "Illinois Super Lawyers List," 2009-2018

Memberships and Affiliations

Chicago Commercial Real Estate Executive Women

Illinois Super Lawyer network

Education

J.D., Boston College School of Law, 1986, cum laude

  • Uniform Commercial Code Reporter Digest
    • Associate Editor, 1985-1986
    • Staff Writer, 1984-1985

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1983, cum laude

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Firm Management Positions

Real Estate, Vice Chair

Kathleen M. Gilligan has depth and breadth of experience in acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate, with an emphasis on representing industrial, corporate, and institutional clients. She has successfully completed numerous complex real estate transactions throughout the country, including the acquisition of multi-site industrial property portfolios for a group of off-shore investors totaling over $600 million in a 15-month period, and most recently, the refinancing and restructuring of those portfolios, and dispositions of industrial properties for a multibillion-dollar UK-based industrial conglomerate.

Kathleen also has extensive experience, at both the national and local levels, in the representation of REITs, shopping center and office building owners, industrial, institutional and office tenants, and real estate investment companies. She has worked extensively in the areas of commercial real estate lending, and insolvency and debt reorganization. Kathleen routinely advises and represents clients in a wide variety of real estate matters, from structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions to drafting and preparing leases and attendant leasing documents, purchase and sale agreements, and financing instruments. 

Based upon recommendations by clients, senior practitioners, and in-house counsel in the real estate profession, she has been included in the Expert Guides to the World's Leading Real Estate Lawyers and to the World's Women in Business Law.

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