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Jeffrey Rheeling and Jennifer Desser have joined the Chicago office of Greenberg Traurig in the firm's real estate practice

Greenberg Traurig Adds Shareholder, Counsel to Chicago Real Estate Team

Greenberg Traurig has expanded its real estate law practice in Chicago with the addition of Jeffrey S. Rheeling as shareholder and Jennifer Desser as of counsel. The Chicago real estate team now numbers 43 attorneys. 

Rheeling joins Greenberg Traurig from Kirkland & Ellis. He focuses his practice on real estate development, financing, joint ventures, and sales and dispositions of office, retail, mixed-use, industrial, hospitality, and multifamily properties. 

Desser arrives from Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff. She represents clients on the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, and financing of multifamily, office, retail, industrial, research/development/manufacturing, logistics and mixed-use developments and facilities nationwide. 

“Jeff and Jennifer further strengthen our real estate capabilities both in Chicago and nationally,” said global real estate practice co-chair Michael J. Baum. “They bring experience that lends itself seamlessly to the needs and goals of our clients, which allows us to efficiently handle real estate matters from inception to conclusion.


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