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Matthew S. Raczkowski Senior Attorney

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Education

University of Illinois, J.D., magna cum laude

Indiana University, B.S.

Matthew S. Raczkowski is a Senior Attorney in the Real Estate Practice Group and a member of the group’s leasing and property management team and lending team. Mr. Raczkowski’s practice involves numerous aspects of real estate based transactions, including leasing, lending, acquisitions and dispositions. Experience in the foregoing matters includes:

  • Represented landlords, including real estate investment management firms, in lease negotiations for industrial spaces throughout the country ranging from approximately 5,000 to 400,000 square feet.
  • Represented landlords, including shopping center owners and real estate developers, in complex retail lease transactions with local, regional and national retailers and in related property matters.
  • Represented landlords, including real estate investment management firms, in lease negotiations for office spaces throughout the country and in other aspects of their office leasing programs.
  • Represented tenants in the negotiation of complex retail, office and industrial lease agreements and related lease documentation, including subleases, non-disclosure agreements, SNDAs, tenant estoppel certificates, and letters of intent.
  • Counseled purchasers in the acquisition, and sellers in the disposition, of various types of real property.
  • Represented a national wireless infrastructure provider in acquiring and/or leasing over 200 telecommunications sites throughout the Midwestern United States.
  • Represented lending institutions in connection with term loans, construction loans (syndicated and non-syndicated) and loan modifications ranging from approximately $2 million to $50 million.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Raczkowski practiced commercial litigation and creditor-side bankruptcy litigation at a private law firm in Chicago, Illinois.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Named an Illinois Emerging Lawyer in Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law: Commercial, and Real Estate Law: Residential, by The Leading Lawyers Network, 2016-2017