Fred I. Feinstein

Fred I. Feinstein is senior counsel in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in the Firm’s Chicago office. He is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. He is admitted to the Illinois Bar and to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fred’s practice includes general transactional and litigation practice, with particular emphasis in real estate development, annexation, zoning and environmental matters. His practice also includes governmental relations; public – private partnerships, purchases, sales, exchanges, and leases of industrial, commercial, retail and farm properties; construction; financing of real estate acquisitions and developments on behalf of both borrowers and lenders; loan workouts; HUD financing; consumer credit; loan pools, REITS and portfolio lending matters; mortgage foreclosures and mechanics' lien matters; loan participation agreements; right of way easements; condemnation litigation; bankruptcy and chancery litigation; real estate taxation matters; condominiums; legal aspects of real estate financing, syndicating and joint venturing for real estate development and multiparcel acquisition; health care, retirement housing, and related development.

Fred is listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; Chicago Magazine Illinois Super Lawyers, Top 10 in 2006 regardless of specialty (Top 100 in 2005, 2007, 2008) and 2009, 2010. 2010; Chicago Law Bulletin’s Leading Lawyers, all editions (Top 100 regardless of specialty, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007) (Top 5 Real Estate, 2008; Top 6 Real Estate, 2010); The Best Lawyers in America (all 25 editions including 2013); Who's Who in America (47th to 64th editions including 2011); Who's Who in American Law: (1st to 16th editions including 2009-2010); Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America: First Edition; Who’s Who in the Midwest (33rd edition); Who’s Who Madison (2007-2008 Edition) Who’s Who in the World (28th edition including 2011); The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2004-201 edition); The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers (2010 edition); Who’s Who Legal USA: Real Estate 2007; Who’s Who Legal: Illinois (2008 edition); Midwest Real Estate News (2005 edition); the Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers (2010 edition); Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides; Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1965-66 and 1966-67; The Directory of Municipal Bond Dealers (“Red Book).

Fred is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association: Real Property Section, 1977 to 1983 (vice chairman, 1980-81; chairman, 1981-82) and Legislative Committee, 1984 to 2009; Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association; International Association of Attorneys in Corporate Real Estate; American Land Title Association, and the Urban Land Institute.

Center for Dispute Resolution, DePaul University, Certificate of Completion in Mediation, 2010.

Previously served on State of Illinois appointed study committees including Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, abolishment of the Torrens System and matters relating to the Title Insurance Industry. Currently serving as an appointed member of the Illinois E-Recording Commission.

Fred is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers; Beta Gamma Sigma (National Honorary Commerce Fraternity); Beta Alpha Psi (National Honorary Accounting Fraternity); Pi Gamma Mu (National Social Science Honor Society); Blue Key (National Honor Scholastic and Service Fraternity); Lex Legio (Honorary Legal Fraternity); and the Lambda Alpha (Land Economics Fraternity).

Fred is a member of board of managers of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, DGRS Memorial Club for Cancer Research, former member of board of directors of Temple Judea Mizpah, and an active participant in community and religious organizations.

He has been a lecturer for various professional associations throughout the country, including Practicing Law Institute, American Bar Association, the National and Illinois Association of Realtors, Appraisal Institute and the National Council for Public Private Partnerships. He is also a member of the permanent faculty of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

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Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate
Law School DePaul University College of Law
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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