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Michael D. Rothstein Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1997


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.B.A.

University of Florida, B.S.B.A.

  • with high honors
Michael D. Rothstein is a Member practicing in the real estate department focusing on acquisitions, dispositions, finance and restructurings. Mr. Rothstein’s acquisition and disposition experience includes serving as counsel to buyers and sellers of multi-family, office, retail and industrial properties throughout the country. His real estate finance practice consists of representing institutional lenders in connection with complex loan transactions including permanent, construction and mezzanine loans, syndications, participations and bond related credit enhancement transactions. In addition, Mr. Rothstein has developed an expertise with respect to the financing of student housing facilities as he has represented lenders in financing the construction of over a billion dollars of such projects throughout the country. Mr. Rothstein also represents institutional lenders along with special servicers in loan workouts and restructurings.
Mr. Rothstein also represents developers in all aspects of acquisition, development, financing and management of their properties including structuring and negotiating joint venture and partnership agreements. 


Representative Clients:

  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Fifth Third Bank

Representative Transactions:

  • Representing McDonald's Corporation in connection with the sale of its global headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois as well as a number of other associated properties.
  • Represented lead lenders in over $1 billion of syndicated construction loans throughout the country.
  • Represented lenders in connection with the credit enhancement of variable rate bonds via the issuance of letters of credit.
  • Represented developer in connection with section 1031 deferred tax-free exchange of multiple industrial properties.
  • Represented seller in disposition of approximately 40 lumber stores throughout the country in connection with a restructuring of the seller.
  • Represented purchaser in connection with the acquisition of multi-family projects comprising over 1,000 apartment units throughout the country.

Memberships & Involvement

  • Namaste Charter School, Member of Facility Subcommittee
  • Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)