Chicago, Illinois 60603
Mr. Becker is senior counsel in the Real Estate Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He possesses a wide range of experience in representing institutions, utility companies, rail carriers, universities, developers and national and regional retailers respecting all of their real estate needs. His practice has included: acquisitions and dispositions of shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses and undeveloped properties; large-scale property acquisitions; sale and leaseback financings; synthetic lease financings; drafting and negotiating office, retail and industrial leases, purchase and sale agreements, options, ground leases, shopping center reciprocal easement agreements, railroad and utility easement agreements, and annexation agreements; and zoning and land use matters. In addition, Mr. Becker has advised clients, including power generation and wind power companies, on various real estate, leasing, easement, and zoning issues related to the development and siting of new facilities. He has also served as real estate tax exemption counsel to several local universities.
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Becker was of counsel from 1998 – 2005 to a Chicago law firm. Mr. Becker’s prior professional experience also includes: (i) Real Estate Attorney for Sportmart, Inc. (from 1995-1998); and (ii) Attorney for the Community Centers Group of Homart Development Co. (the real estate development arm of Sears) (1993-1994).
|Areas of Practice||1) Real Estate, 2) Real Estate Development and 3) Real Estate Leasing|
|Law School||University of Illinois, College of Law ( J.D.,1986)|
|Education||University of Michigan (B.A., 1983)|
|Bar Member / Association||Illinois State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Seyfarth Shaw LLP|
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