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Glenn I. Becker

Senior Counsel

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5307
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Mr. Becker is senior counsel in the Real Estate Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office. 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.

Mr. Becker is senior counsel in the Real Estate Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office. 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.

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois, magna cum laude (1986)
    Dean's List
    Harno Fellow

  • B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with Highest Distinction (1983)
    Phi Beta Kappa
    James B. Angell Scholar
    Branstrom Freshman Prize Winner

Admissions

  • Illinois

Publications

  • "Commercial Real Estate Broker Liens - A Primer on What Landlords Should Know," One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (April 14, 2014)
  • “Insurance Certificates and Evidence of Insurance for Lease Transactions,” Insurance Coverage Law Report (June 2013)
  • “Basics of Insurance Certificates and Evidence of Insurance for Lease Transactions,” One Minute Memo, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 28, 2013)
  • “Don’t Give Rent Relief Without Any Strings Attached,” Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, Volume 21, Issue 9 (February 2009)
  • “Measure the Premises Twice: Cut the Deal Once,” Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, Volume 20, Issue 9 (February 2008)