Shawn Ronda focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions. Shawn guides clients through virtually all aspects of real estate acquisitions and dispositions as well as finance, leasing, and real estate development, with an emphasis on real estate for mixed-use, multi-family, hotel, medical office, student housing, senior housing, and storage facility projects, both in the Chicago area and throughout the United States. Shawn regularly represents developers, institutional clients, private equity companies, investors, and joint venture partners.
Shawn advises clients on portfolio transactions and sale/leaseback transactions across a wide variety of asset classes. He counsels clients with respect to the real estate related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, regularly handling the negotiation of asset purchase agreements and merger documents, as well as the implementation of due diligence strategies and activities.
Shawn is also committed to pro bono work, having assisted the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing with ongoing eviction cases, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law with election protection matters. Further, Shawn is committed to the local community with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion matters, serving on the Program Committee of ULI Chicago, the Board of Directors of Family Rescue Inc., and the Associate Board of the Chicago Committee for Minorities in Large Law Firms.
- Acquisitions and dispositions
- Real estate development
- Real estate finance
- Joint ventures