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Susanna M. Brown focuses her practice on commercial leasing transactions, representing both landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of retail, office and industrial leases and related documents (such as lease amendments, assignments, and SNDAs) for space in office buildings, regional shopping centers, lifestyle centers, and mixed-use and industrial projects across the country. She also has broad experience in the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties.


  • Leasing
  • Real estate acquisitions and dispositions


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2020-2022
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association


  • J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, 1991
  • B.A., Kenyon College, 1988
  • Illinois