People: Jeffrey Jahns, Partner

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Jeffrey Jahns

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5819
Fax: (312) 460-7819
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Mr. Jahns is a partner and is a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. He maintains an extensive practice in construction, development, government approval and finance of commercial, industrial, and public projects, including ground leases, joint ventures, design-build and design contracts, infrastructure projects, sale-leasebacks, tax increment refinancing, and build to suit. Mr. Jahns' clients include numerous REITs, real estate companies, and corporate users of real estate, in a wide variety of product types, from retail facilities and shopping centers, office and apartment properties, to hotels and major industrial facilities. His practice also includes green leasing and alternative investments including conservation/preservation projects, timber and environmental credits.

Mr. Jahns is a partner and is a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. He maintains an extensive practice in construction, development, government approval and finance of commercial, industrial, and public projects, including ground leases, joint ventures, design-build and design contracts, infrastructure projects, sale-leasebacks, tax increment refinancing, and build to suit. Mr. Jahns' clients include numerous REITs, real estate companies, and corporate users of real estate, in a wide variety of product types, from retail facilities and shopping centers, office and apartment properties, to hotels and major industrial facilities. His practice also includes green leasing and alternative investments including conservation/preservation projects, timber and environmental credits.

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School (1971)
    University of Chicago, Richard King Mellon Fellow in the Center for Urban Studies (1969-1971)
  • A.B., Villanova University (1968)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry, Real Property Division of the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law - Real Estate Finance Committee-(Real Property Committee of the Section of Taxation)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Real Property Committee - Past Member, Executive Council and Past Chairman, Construction Law Subcommittee - Architecture and the Law Committee, Past Chairman - Urban Affairs Committee, Past Chairman)
  • Chicago Advisory Board Member, Trust for Public Land
  • Member, Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, Lambda Alpha
  • Member, CORENET
  • Trustee Emeritus, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Past Chairman
  • Trustee and Treasurer, Graham Foundation

Publications

Recognition

  • Leading Lawyer, Construction and Real Estate (2003-Present)
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, Real Estate (2005-Present)
  • Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate (2015)

 

 

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