J. Kelly Bufton

Mr. Bufton is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He has more than 20 years of experience representing developers, institutional investors and investment advisors regarding land acquisitions, joint ventures, limited partnerships and real estate syndications; debt and equity financing, including construction and permanent loans, participating loans and sale-leasebacks; and construction contracts and leasing, including leases with major retailers, office and industrial users, and build-to-suit deals.

Pension fund clients routinely turn to Mr. Bufton for assistance in purchasing and selling commercial and multifamily residential properties throughout the United States, including joint ventures and convertible mortgages. Funds and their advisors rely upon Mr. Bufton’s thorough knowledge of ERISA and tax-exempt issues to successfully complete their transactions.

Mr. Bufton has worked closely with municipalities to complete land use and planning work. He offers significant experience in pre-annexation, annexation, zoning and subdivision and planned developments.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Real Estate, 2) Real Estate Development, 3) Structured & Real Estate Finance, 4) Real Estate Pension Funds & Institutional Investors and 5) Real Estate Leasing
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1980)
Education Stanford University (B.A., 1977)
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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