Michael J. Baum
Name: Michael J. Baum
Firm Name: Greenberg Traurig
Jurisdiction: USA - Illinois
Practice Area: Real Estate Law

Telephone: +1 312.476.5043
Fax: +1 312.456.8400
Email: baumm@gtlaw.com

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Professional Biography:

Michael J. Baum is Co-Chair of the firm’s Chicago Real Estate Practice. He focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border real estate transactions.

Michael represents clients in connection with the sponsorship, formation and implementation of U.S. and international (primary focus in Mexico and Brazil) real estate opportunity funds, joint ventures, acquisitions, developments, financings, leasing and dispositions of multi-family, industrial, office, retail and resort properties.

He also represents both financial institutions and borrowers in connection with construction, mezzanine and general secured real estate financings. Recently, Michael has advised these clients in relation to loan workouts, partnership restructurings and other business reorganizations.

The Real Estate Law Practice:

Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and a recognized leader in the industry. More than 400 real estate attorneys from around the world serve clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, operators, joint ventures, sovereign wealth funds, international developers, and private owners look to us for diversified and broad legal services. We apply our skills to the full cycle of a real estate deal, providing a holistic approach for our clients.

We handle property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. We advise on a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity, structured debt, and hybrid structures. We have a skilled hospitality legal team, including attorneys who have pioneered major developments within the industry.