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Joseph R. Rudas is a shareholder in the Real Estate Practice of Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office. He represents public and private institutions, national lenders and real estate investment funds in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, debt and equity financings, developments, joint venture formations and leasing.



  • Hon. Rodolfo Garcia, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, Chancery Division, 2014-2015
  • Law Clerk, Cook County Assessor’s Office, Legal Department, 2011-2012 
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Ronald Bartkowicz, Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, Fall 2011

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Real Estate Law, 2023-2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2022-2023
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2017-2018 and 2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2015 and 2022


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, 2013
    • Dean’s List
    • Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law, Contracts, and Federal Income Tax
  • B.A., with high honors, Butler University, 2009
  • Hon. Rodolfo Garcia, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division, 2014-2015
  • Illinois