Preparation and Negotiation in Real Estate Contracts

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					Patrick E. Brady
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, Illinois 60601-1818
T: 312.849.8225
F: 312.920.3691

Mr. Brady concentrates his practice in real estate transactions and real estate tax matters. He has
worked extensively with commercial, industrial and health care clients on real estate closings;
preparation, review and negotiation of real estate contracts, leases, loan documents and
mortgages; representation of lenders, units of local government and property owners in
connection with real estate components of bond finance transactions; review of zoning
ordinances and preparation of zoning amendment applications and legal opinions; review of
surveys; preparation of escrow instructions and easement agreements; and title clearance. He
has also represented clients in the sale, leasing and acquisition of environmentally contaminated

He also has significant experience and success in filing real estate tax complaints for major
industrial and commercial clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. In the recent year, he
has represented businesses in Cook, Kane, DuPage and Lake Counties in challenges of
reassessments, and achieved for these clients single-year tax savings that range from $15,000 to

Practice Areas
   • Real Estate Development
   • Land Use
   • Higher Education

   • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., summa cum laude, 1983
   • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A., 1976
Previous Experience
   • Partner, Ross & Hardies, Chicago, Illinois
   • Torrens and Special Services Consultant, Chicago Title Insurance Company
   • Legal Department and Appeals Department, Cook County Assessor's Office, Chicago

Professional Affiliations
   • Chicago Bar Association
           • Real Estate Committee
           • Real Estate Tax Committee
   • Illinois State Bar Association
   • Illinois Chamber
           • Taxation Committee

   • Illinois 1983
   • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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