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Meredith L. Katz is Co-Chair of the firm's Chicago Real Estate Practice. She represents clients in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting various aspects of commercial real estate transactions. Her practice is focused on financing, structuring, acquisitions, and dispositions of office, residential, retail and hotel assets. Meredith also represents clients in connection with investments in real estate funds and in the negotiations of joint venture agreements.


  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate private equity
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Office leasing
  • Portfolio transactions


Recognition & Leadership

  • Shortlisted, Euromoney, Americas Women in Business Law Awards, "Best in Real Estate," 2023
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Real Estate, 2021-2023
    • "Up and Coming," 2021-2022
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2013, 2017-2018, and 2022
  • Named, Bisnow, "Chicago Rising Star," 2019
  • Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2022-2024
    • Emerging Lawyer, 2016-2021
    • Listed, "Top 100 Emerging Lawyers in Illinois, 2020
    • Listed, "Top 100 Emerging Women Lawyers in Illinois," 2020
  • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: "Women in Business Law," 2021-2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2011-2013 and 2018-2020
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®,"Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2012-2013, 2015, and 2022
  • Member, Law360 Editorial Advisory Board, Real Estate Commercial, 2024
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, National Young Leadership Cabinet, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Former Teacher's Assistant, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Real Estate Transactions Course


  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2002
  • Illinois