Real Estate Services

Kluever & Platt’s Real Estate practice group represents clients involved in all manner of real estate transactions. Our attorneys operate according to the commonsense, but surprisingly unusual principle that our role is to help our clients achieve their goals by getting to the finish line at a reasonable cost. We believe that legal matters must serve the business as a whole—not the other way around.

Our real estate practice group represents small to mid-sized businesses, including real estate developers and entrepreneurs. Their real estate dealings involve a broad range of situations—including buying and selling real estate, financial services litigation, commercial, retail and industrial space leasing, construction contracts, and financing.

As a team, we have counseled our myriad clients on numerous projects over many years. We view our role to help our clients complete transactions in accordance with their desired timeframe as efficiently as possible. To us, this means above all not overplaying our hand as attorneys. Instead, we take a real-world approach to each engagement, working to advance the deal and our client’s interests.

  • Acquisition and Disposition of Commercial and Residential Property
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Lending and Finance
  • Development
  • Common Interest Communities/Condominium Conversions
  • Environmental Remediation Matters
  • Title Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Architectural and Construction contracts

Representative Matters

  • Represented developer of 100-unit condominium building with multi-party workout, including documenting and drafting a forbearance agreement with the project lender and a purchase and sale agreement for the sale by the developer to a third-party purchaser.

  • Represented prominent restaurant group in the negotiation and documenting of an 8-facility loan package collateralized against various properties and restaurant operations.

  • Represented landlord in connection with lease of River North building to a national retailer.

  • Represented fee property owner and leasehold interest owner of medical office building with the sale of fee parcel and conveyance of leasehold interest.  

  • Represented owner of Chicago Loop office building in the negotiation of loan work out, including conveyance of the building to lender and release from all personal liability.

  • Represented prominent accounting firm with multi-floor lease of space in loop high rise office building. 

  • Represent developers of multi-story condominium building from acquisition of the initial parcel of land through the conveyance of the condominium units and turnover of the condominium association to the elected unit owner board.