June 16, 2020


Michael Dash is a vice-chairman of CBRE, the largest full-service real estate company in the world. Michael has worked with MPS Law partner Scott Hargadon for more than 20 years on hundreds of office lease deals, and also co-authored white papers with Scott on negotiating leases. He spoke with us in May on his relationship…

September 24, 2019


Author: Kathleen Dempsey Boyle

As the retail centers and megamalls of yesterday evolve into the mixed-use developments of today, so too must the reciprocal easement agreements – REAs for short – that outline rights and responsibilities and keep the peace. Commercial real estate attorney Kathleen Boyle offers her insights on this all-important topic in this article reprint from the…

October 22, 2018

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate is a major focus for MPS Law, one that occupies a large share of our professional staff and resources. Indeed, our capabilities exceed those of many national and international firms in our market, and have earned us a reputation as one of the top real estate law firms in the Chicago area….

August 8, 2017

We Finally Got A Piece Of The Pie — Perimeter And Outparcel Development

Author: Kathleen Dempsey Boyle, Cristina Hendrick Stroh, and Benno G. Rothschild

Kathleen Dempsey Boyle is a partner with Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC in Chicago, Illinois. Cristina Hendrick Stroh is senior counsel—real estate legal for JCPenney in Plano, Texas. Benno G. Rothschild is a partner with Hartman Simons & Wood LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. There have always been marketplace-driven changes, and outparcel development has long been…

October 13, 2015

The 2015 ARO Promoting Affordable Homeownership in Chicago’s Neighborhoods

On October 13, 2015, Chicago Municipal Code, Chapter 2-45-115, the 2015 Affordable Requirements Ordinance (“2015 ARO”) became effective. Go to www.cityofchicago.org/ARO to find a copy of the 2015 ARO, the 2015 ARO Enhancements Summary published by the City of Chicago, and 2015 Affordable Requirements Ordinance Rules and Regulations issued by the City under the 2015…