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Musical Chairs: A Sidley Austin Partner’s Mysterious Departure


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Lee M. Smolen

LEE M. SMOLEN is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Smolen leads the Chicago office Real Estate Practice and is a Global Coordinator of the Global Real Estate Practice Area Team. His work is concentrated on commercial real estate, with an emphasis on (i) acquisitions and dispositions of real estate (and interests in real estate), (ii) debt and equity financing, (iii) structured finance and (iv) workouts and restructurings. Mr. Smolen has represented institutional investors, commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds, their investment advisors, REITS and opportunity funds.

Memberships & Affiliations

Editorial Board Member, BNA Publication, Real Estate Law & Industry
Member, Dean’s Business Council, College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Board Member, YEA! Highland Park, Inc.
Past Board Member, Jewish Vocational Service
Past Commissioner, Highland Park Housing Commission
Past Commissioner, Highland Park Plan Commission

News & Media

186 Sidley Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012
June 8, 2012

171 Sidley Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011
June 13, 2011

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