Ms Rachel Brown > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 NORTH LASALLE
CHICAGO, IL 60654
United States
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Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Real Estate partner Rachel Brown has extensive experience representing both borrowers and lenders in the negotiation and documentation of real estate financing transactions, including mortgage loans, construction loans, mezzanine loans, other structured financings, revolving lines of credit and corporate level financings, as well as secondary market financing transactions including participations, co-lending relationships and the acquisition and disposition of debt positions. Rachel also regularly represents real estate investors in the acquisition, venture formation and disposition of real estate in all asset classes.

Education

B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., cum laude, Loyola University Chicago.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

Kirkland & Ellis LLP , which combines ‘intellectual capacity, commercialism, professionalism and technical legal expertise‘, handles a broad range of legal issues, including M&A, joint ventures, debt restructurings, private equity fund formations, financing and REIT matters. The firm’s client roster includes sponsors, sovereign wealth funds, pensions organizations and other institutional investors. Christopher Hartmann advised Starwood Capital Group on its $835m sale of 16 multifamily assets and interests in REIT entities to CapitaLand International. Jonathan Schechter acted for GAW Capital Partners on a $225m loan as part of a $650m syndicated leasehold financing for the acquisition and redevelopment of a multi-use hotel property in New York. Scott Berger specializes in the private equity aspects of domestic and international real estate and real estate-related transactions. Another recent highlight included representing Marriott Vacations Worldwide on its $4.6bn acquisition of ILG. Chicago-based Joshua Hanna acted for First State Super on its investment in a $1bn joint venture with Lendlease to develop and operate multifamily residential rental properties in various US cities. Rachel Brown, who is also based in Chicago, advised Värde Partners on the $605m sale of its interest in the Utah ski mountains. Chicago-based Andrew Small is also recommended. Justin Elliott joined as partner from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and John Goldman joined as partner from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Other clients include Atrium Hotels, Oak Street Real Estate Capital, Gramercy Property Trust and The Blackstone Group. All named attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.