About Alvin Katz

Described as "an absolutely first-class lawyer" with "tremendous expertise in fund formation and joint ventures" by industry publications such as The Legal 500 US, Alvin Katz has been helping real estate investors and developers close their most important deals for more than 40 years. Over that time, he has worked with virtually every real estate asset class, including office buildings, multi-family properties, data centers, industrial facilities, mixed-use developments, senior housing, student housing, retail centers, hotels and health care facilities. Through multiple real estate cycles, in good times and bad, Alvin’s experience and judgment have guided his clients to achieve their goals.

"Outstanding . . . as good as it gets"

Alvin is consistently ranked in the top tier of Chicago real estate lawyers by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which quotes clients praising his "exceptional intelligence" and describe him as "a really good lawyer with great business sense," "[f]antastic … stellar at explaining key points during transactions … a go to lawyer who is at the top of his game" and "a smart and sophisticated attorney who absolutely deserves his top-tier ranking" whose "experience is nearly unparalleled." Alvin is a frequent speaker at real estate industry conferences and continuing education programs for lawyers and real estate professionals. In recognition of his accomplishments in real estate law, he has been selected for membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Practice Focus

  • Real estate transactions
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Debt and equity financings
  • Management and leasing transactions

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