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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Chris Hartmann is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Chris was named a “Rising Star” in 2016 by Law360 and has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions (note and asset), dispositions, joint ventures and financings. Chris regularly represents lenders (including funds, life companies, finance companies and real estate investors) and borrowers (including sponsors, real estate investors, funds, advisors and operating companies) in all types of commercial real estate based financing transactions (including first mortgage, construction, mezzanine, participation and preferred equity financing) for all types of asset classes (including multifamily, office, industrial, retail, single tenant, condominium, ground lease and hotel assets).


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2006 with Distinction; University of Iowa, Masters of Accountancy, 2004; University of Iowa, BBA in Accounting, 2003 with highest distinction.

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United States > Real estate > Real estate

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Christopher HartmannKirkland & Ellis LLP

Noted for its work for publicly-traded REITs, sovereign wealth funds, major pension organizations and institutional investors, Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the go-to counsel for private equity groups on all real estate-related activities. Practice heads Jonathan Schechter, Andrew Small and Kevin Ehrhart, based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively, are recognised for their expertise in joint venture formation, capital raisings and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions. Christopher Hartmann is another noted figure in New York; recommended for preferred equity investments and financings. Chicago’s Rachel Brown and Daniel Perlman are focused on workouts, loan sales and investments in distressed capital stacks.