Rita M. Powers is Co-Managing Shareholder of the Chicago office and Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Litigation Practice. She concentrates her practice on litigation involving real estate and real estate financing, primarily with respect to shopping centers, hotels, and office buildings. She counsels clients on pre-dispute issues, and engages on their behalf in complex business litigation, trials, arbitrations, and mediations involving commercial landlord-tenant disputes and rent resets; large commercial mortgage foreclosures; conveyance and post-closing disputes among real estate buyers, sellers, brokers, and managers; construction issues; ADA claims; JV and partnership disputes, fraud claims and dissolution; and business torts. Additionally, her previous experience includes white collar criminal work on alleged Medicare/Medicaid, government contracting and government officials' fraud and abuse.
- Complex commercial litigation
- Real estate litigation, including landlord-tenant and property acquisition disputes
- Shareholder, partnership and limited liability company disputes
- Complex commercial foreclosures and workouts
- Business fraud
- Construction litigation