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Abigail M. Flanagan represents purchasers and sellers of commercial properties on development projects, assemblages, and portfolio sales and acquisitions. She negotiates purchase and sale agreements, manages due diligence review teams, addresses title and survey-related issues, and negotiates loan and private equity investor-related documentation. She also orchestrates closing logistics.

Abigail’s borrower-side financing practice includes the representation of clients in connection with financing the acquisition of real property and the construction of improvements, as well as the refinancing of existing developments.

Her practice also extends to development, where she negotiates easement agreements, restrictive covenants, and declarations.

In the area of real estate leasing, Abigail negotiates leases and lease amendments on behalf of landlords and tenants for general office, warehouse, retail, medical, industrial, and manufacturing facilities, as well as ancillary lease documentation, including subordination, non-disturbance, and attornment agreements, landlord waivers, and lease guaranties. Her experience also includes lender-side financing, where she has represented a variety of banks, finance companies, and institutional lenders in documenting, negotiating, and performing due diligence for loans secured by a variety of collateral, including shopping malls, apartment buildings, hotels, and office projects.

Abigail also has experience providing real estate assistance in merger and acquisition transactions, including providing real estate related comments to stock or asset purchase agreements and disclosure schedules, in addition to reviewing real estate due diligence for both owned and leased properties.

Concentrations

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Construction financings
  • General secured real estate financings

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Chicago, Illinois-based real estate developer in connection with the acquisition of real property for development of multifamily residential and hotel properties located in Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Chicago, Illinois.°
  • Represented Chicago, Illinois-based real estate developer in connection with senior and mezzanine loans totaling $205 million for the refinance of its luxury apartment high-rise project located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago.°
  • Represented St. Louis, Missouri-based student housing real estate developer in connection with real estate assemblage acquisitions in Boise, Idaho; Columbus, Ohio; Tampa, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee; and West Lafayette, Indiana.°
  • Represented seller in connection with the sale of a multifamily residential apartment building along with the assignment of the existing mortgage loan.°
  • Co-led representation in the sale of a 15-property industrial portfolio for $102 million.°
  • Co-led a diligence review team representing a real estate investment trust in connection with the prospective acquisition of a medical office portfolio during the bid process that ultimately sold for $2.8 billion.°
  • Assisted team in representing the seller of a 387-room landmark hotel and casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for $71 million.°
  • Represented real estate developer in obtaining a $205 million senior loan and a $100 million mezzanine loan in connection with the refinancing a 68-story, 348-unit residential high-rise building located in Chicago, Illinois.°
  • Represented St. Louis, Missouri-based real estate developer in connection with construction financing for student housing developments located in Eugene, Oregon; Columbus, Ohio; and Boise, Idaho.°
  • Represented institutional lender in the refinancing of a shopping mall located at 900 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, in a $250 million loan transaction.°
  • Represented bank in connection with the acquisition financing by a leading Chicago, Illinois, developer for an office building portfolio in the Fulton Market district.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Flanagan prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Systems Analyst, Accenture, 2002-2004
  • Volunteer Law Clerk, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, 2005
  • Legal Assistant to British Member of Parliament William Olner, Hansard Society Scholars Program, 2001

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, CREW Chicago, 2019-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 2002
Admissions
  • Illinois