Ginsberg Jacobs has acted as counsel in all aspects of complex commercial transactions. Below is a brief list of recent representative transactions and matters to familiarize you better with the various types of corporate, finance, litigation and real estate transactions that our attorneys advise upon.

Real Estate »

  • Represented buyer in its acquisition of West River Crossings Shopping Center in Joliet, IL.
  • Represented buyer in the acquisition and financing of a residential apartment development in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Represented developer in the construction financing of S’PARK, a five-building, mixed-use development in Boulder, CO, which will include 221 residential units, 195,000 square feet of office and retail space, and a variety of community-oriented amenities.
  • Represented buyer in refinancing of the 1.1 million square foot office building at 333 S. Wabash in Chicago.
  • Represented buyer in acquisition of Knox Heights, a Class A, six-story mixed-use project featuring 182 luxury residential units and ground floor retail in Dallas, TX.
  • Represented seller in its sale of Burnham 600, an office building built in 1910 and designed by Daniel Burnham, located at 600 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago.
  • Represented Tenant in ground-up development, financing, and ground lease for proton therapy centers in Chicago and Seattle areas.
  • Represented lender in syndicated ground lease financing of a new construction hotel and restaurant on Chicago’s Navy Pier.
  • Represented developer in ground lease and financing of a new hotel on Cornell’s Roosevelt Island, New York campus.
  • Represented developer in acquisition of a ground lease and financing of a hotel on University of Minnesota’s campus.
  • Sale of three (3) apartment projects in IL totaling $114,250,000 on behalf of a private real estate investment company.
  • Represented a Chicago-based joint venture, between Origin Capital and Randolph Street Realty Capital, in acquisition of LUX24, a high-end multifamily project located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.
  • Represented hotel REIT in purchase of $88 million Chicago gold coast hotel through cash and stock, and reflag to Hyatt.
  • Represented owner in short sale of $32 million Chicago gold coast hotel and restaurant.
  • Represented developer of hotel through historic rehabilitation in downtown Milwaukee through tax credit financing.
  • Sale of a $17,900,000 apartment project in Atlanta, GA on behalf of a S&P 500 Multi-family REIT.
  • Sale of a $22,500,000 apartment project in Atlanta, GA on behalf of a S&P 500 Multi-family REIT.
  • Sale of a $55,075,000 apartment project in Jacksonville, FL on behalf of a S&P 500 Multi-family REIT.
  • Sale of a $30,800,000 apartment project in Duluth, GA on behalf of a S&P 500 Multi-family REIT.

Real Estate Finance »

  • Represented lender in an amendment to and advance under a revolving credit loan agreement.
  • Represented lender in the modification of existing land loans for property in Aurora and Wisconsin.
  • Represented lender in the financing of the acquisition and conversion of the Ebony and Jet magazines headquarters office building into a 150-unit apartment building located at 820 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago.
  • Represented lender in loan modification on the Pond Bay resort property in the US Virgin Islands.
  • Represented lender in participation of $98 million in a $293 million Construction Loan secured by project to be built at 150 N. Riverside Drive, Chicago.
  • Represented owner in the acquisition, financing and redevelopment of ten hotels in college towns, though separate transactions with a total investment in excess of $500,000.
  • Represented borrower in connection with $6 million acquisition and $10 million financing for the development and construction of a 15-unit apartment building in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
  • Represented lender in connection with a $50 million loan for the construction and development of a student housing center at the University of Chicago.
  • Represented lender in connection with a $40 million loan for the construction and development of a student housing center at the University of South Carolina.
  • Represented lender in connection with the negotiation and documentation of a $32 MM syndicated loan made to a multi-borrower group and secured by multiple parcels of real estate located in several states and a collateral assignment of stock in a banking corporation.
  • Represented lender in $20 million loan for purchase of a 202,036-square-foot shopping center in west suburban Wheaton.
  • Represented purchaser of 19 REO and NPL assets, in aggregate of $23 million, with negotiation of JV documents and seller financing.
  • Represented lender in $55 million loan used to acquire and renovate student housing on the University of Virginia campus.
  • Represented lender in $25 million loan used to acquire and renovate a portfolio of industrial properties throughout the Chicago area.
  • Represented client in acquisition of Historic Hotel in New Orleans, including renovation financing of $20 million.

Corporate »

  • Representation of i2A Fund in connection with its investment in Pangea Payments, Inc.

Tax Credit Transactions»

  • Represented developer in the New Markets Tax Credit financing and Historic Tax Credit financing of rehabilitation of the International Shoe Company.
  • Represented telecomm company in the New Markets Tax Credit financing of the expansion of existing high capacity terrestrial microwave network that will provide long-term affordable broadband internet services to communities in remote and rural Alaska.
  • Represented owner in the New Markets Tax Credit supplemental financing for its new headquarters in Sterling, IL.
  • Represented food manufacturer/processor in connection with $50 million in in New Markets Tax Credit financing for plant expansions in South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Represented a charter school organization in connection with $23 million New Markets Tax Credit and Historic Tax Credit financing for a rehabilitation project involving the conversion of historic structure into a charter school in Chicago.
  • Represented a non-profit healthcare organization in connection with $22 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing for a community health facility development in Hawaii.
  • Represented a Native American Tribe in connection with $42 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing for a rural sawmill operation.
  • Represented a fine metal finishing and production company in connection with $13.5 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing for a plant expansion in Alabama.