Richard Demarest Yant


Banking and Finance

Commercial Real Estate

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions

Land Use, Zoning, and Entitlement

Real Estate Construction and Finance

Equipment Finance

R.D. focuses his practice on general business and financing transactions, including commercial real estate transactions, real estate financing and lease transactions, commercial and industrial lending, business sales and acquisitions, and equipment financing.

R.D. has authored or co-authored articles dealing with real estate and land use law and has been a speaker on matters relating to secured lending, equipment financing and railroad transactions.

Prior to joining MPS, R.D. was a partner at a mid-sized Chicago law firm. Before that, he was a partner in the Chicago office of a large multinational law firm for eighteen years, and associate general counsel for an entrepreneur-owned holding company, which held interests in a variety of businesses across the country.

"We are a business-focused, entrepreneurial firm and tend to appeal to clients with similar perspectives and values. Like attracts like.”


125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60606

T: 312-461-4309
F: 312-987-9854
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  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • B.S., Purdue University


  • Illinois