Real estate investors seek my legal experience and advice in all aspects of transactions and development.

A leading attorney in the Chicago real estate market, Mr. Aubel concentrates his decades of experience on acquisitions, commercial leasing, and dispositions, including the development of office buildings, shopping centers, condominium units, and high-end residences. His diverse clientele includes developers, condominium associations, retail businesses, government agencies, architects and designbank trust departments, and major nonprofit organizations. Individual clients include CEO's, attorneys, sports figures, and trust investors.

Inclusive in Mr. Aubel's practice are the business aspects of real estate investing, including forming and advising companies and partnerships in their day-to-day and strategic planning.

Services

Business & Corporate

Our business is business–your business. We offer vast experience in a full array of corporate legal services.

Credentials

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1986
    • J.D., with honors
  • Carnegie-Mellon University, 1983
    • B.F.A., cum laude

Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Corporation and Securities Law Section, Chair, 1991
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American MENSA

Admissions

  • Michigan, 2019
  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1986

Professional Achievements

  • Illinois Leading Lawyers, 2014-2019
  • Who's Who in Chicago Real Estate, 2016-2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to regional developer in acquisition, development, and financing of multiple mixed-use buildings in Chicago Opportunity Zones.
  • Exceeded over $2B in residential transaction closings by volume.
  • Counsel to national nonprofit health club operator for $25MM acquisition and redevelopment of new headquarters complex, including negotiation and drafting of maintenance agreements, zoning variance planning, commercial leases, and parking facility sharing arrangements.

Community

Community

I am a proud member of Betty's Buddies, a cancer patient and caregiver support organization in my hometown.