Lonneke M. Purucker

Associate

Lonneke M. Purucker is an associate in the Corporate Practice in the firm’s Chicago office. Lonneke represents banks, insurance companies and other institutional investors in U.S. and cross-border private placements of corporate securities, including project and utility finance transactions, as well as direct placements. She focuses her practice on both secured and unsecured transactions and her recent experience includes transactions in the United States, England, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Lonneke's experience also includes a broad range of domestic real estate and construction financings and real estate leasing transactions.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Acted as Underwriter’s and Investors’ counsel in connection with US $232 million tax-exempt bond and US $58 million taxable private placement bond of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to finance a Public-Private Partnership (P3) to bring high-speed Internet to all 120 of Kentucky’s counties. The bond offering was selected as The Bond Buyer's 2015 "Deal of the Year."
  • Acted as investors’ counsel for $350 million private placement for UK construction company.°
  • Acted as investors’ counsel for $450 million private placement for UK business solutions and outsourcing company.°
  • Acted as investors’ counsel for $236.5 million private placement for U.S. utility company.°
  • Acted as investors’ counsel for $31.5 million private placement for construction financing of U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters.°
  • Acted as investors’ counsel for $600 million private placement for Dutch food and coffee company.°
  • Acted as investors’ counsel for $150 million direct placement for U.S. food company.°
  • Acted as investors’ counsel for $66 million private placement for U.S. oil and gas company.°
  • Acted as investors’ counsel for $1.25 billion private placement for German chemical company.°
  • Acted as investors’ counsel for various multimillion-dollar private placements for acquisition and construction financing of GSA facilities.°

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

  • PILI Fellow, Chicago Legal Clinic, Summer 2010
  • Legislative Intern, Illinois Senate Republicans, Office of Chief Counsel, Spring 2010
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. R. Morgan Hamilton and Hon. Gerald C. Bender, Circuit Court of Cook County, 2008

Recognition & Leadership

  • Legal Fellow Representative Board Member, Public Interest Law Initiative, 2010

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 2010
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2004
Admissions
  • Illinois