Michelle M. McAtee

Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

Michelle M. McAtee

Michelle M. McAtee

Partner at Jenner & Block LLP

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Michelle M. McAtee, co-chair of the Real Estate Practice, focuses on all aspects of real estate transactions. Lenders, borrowers, and real estate private equity sources seek her counsel on acquisitions and dispositions, complex commercial loans and capital market transactions, as well as in restructuring and workouts. Michelle has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate finance, including in loan participations. She also has extensive leasing experience, representing both landlords and tenants in office, retail, warehouse and industrial leases, and extensive experience in the areas of construction and development. In the area of real estate securities, Ms. McAtee represents clients in the acquisition and financing of retail, office, warehouse, and multi-family housing projects across the country.

In 2014, Ms. McAtee was honored by Bisnow as one of Chicago’s Power Women in Real Estate and was also recognized by the Illinois Real Estate Journal as one of the state’s leading women in commercial real estate. Ms. McAtee was named a “Rising Star” in real estate law by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2011, she served as chair of the Chicago Bar Association Real Property Law Committee and is a member of Commercial Real Estate Executive Women Chicago. She is also active in the Illinois Chapter of the Real Estate Investment Association. She has written on numerous topics related to her practice area.

Ms. McAtee is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Real Estate Securities Practices and its Tenant-in-Common Workout Task Force. She also serves the firm as a member of its Alumni, Diversity & Inclusion, and Hiring Committees. Ms. McAtee’s pro bono work includes serving as a member of the Board of Advisors and the Legal Advisory Committee of The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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JD
Class of 1998

The University of Iowa College of Law is a professional graduate school at the University of Iowa, located in Iowa City, Iowa. It was founded in 1865.

BS, cum laude
Class of 1995

Marquette is a Catholic and Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wis., dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Enrollment: Almost 8,300 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate and professional students; all states and 69 countries represented Undergraduate programs: 77 majors and 65 minors and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law and medicine

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

Member, Illinois Chapter
Current

Real Estate Investment Association (REIA) is comprised of a unique mix of some of the brightest, most visionary real estate investment entrepreneurs and professionals in the Chicagoland real estate industry. The formation of REIA was in 1988 was driven by our desire to address the interests and needs of all real estate investors, regardless of the form of ownership.

Career History
Partner
Current

Jenner & Block LLP provides corporate and litigation services. The company focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, real estate, tax, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contracts, health care and associations.The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Member of the Alumni Committee
Current

Jenner & Block LLP provides corporate and litigation services. The company focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, private equity, real estate, tax, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contracts, health care and associations.The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member of the Legal Advisory Committee
Prior

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago offers information and resources of local services and needs. Its services include child development, after school care, adolescent parenting, counseling, child welfare programs, adolescents, education, job training, health, housing, intervention, nutrition, family shelters, food pantries, immigration, refugee, substance abuse, utility assistance, maternity, adoption, apartments for seniors, housing, senior centers, skilled nursing home care, supportive housing, veteran housing, adult day care, home delivered meals, nutrition programs and veterans services. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Chicago Foundation for Women is a grantmaking organization dedicated to increasing resources and opportunities for women and girls in the greater Chicago area.  To support our philanthropy, the Foundation promotes increased investment in women and girls, raises awareness about their issues and potential, and develops them as leaders and philanthropists.

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General Dynamics Corporation purchases CSRA, Inc.

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Lonza Group AG purchases Capsugel Holdings US, Inc. from HarbourVest Partners LLC, AlpInvest Partners BV, Norwest Venture Partners, NB Alternatives Advisers LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP

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Olam International Ltd., Temasek Capital Pte Ltd. purchase Archer Daniels Midland Co. /Cocoa Bus from Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Awards & Honors
2003
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
1999
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
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