Corey E. Light > Greenberg Traurig LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Greenberg Traurig LLP
77 WEST WACKER DRIVE, SUITE 2500
CHICAGO, IL 60601
United States

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Co-Chair of Global Real Estate Practice

Career

Corey E. Light is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Real Estate Practice. With 30 years of domestic and international experience, Corey focuses his practice on real estate transactions and development. Representing major retailers, property owners, developers and lenders, Corey regularly handles all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions including joint ventures, financings, and the acquisition and disposition of commercial property. Additionally, Corey has been involved in the representation of major retail developers in a number of large retail bankruptcies and in the related acquisition and disposition of large portfolios of retail properties.

Concentrations
Real estate transactions and development

Capabilities
Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Real Estate Funds
Real Estate Finance

Admission to Practice
Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Languages

English

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1982
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1978

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Primarily based in New York, the team at Greenberg Traurig, LLP handles public and private traded REITS and can leverage the firm’s capabilities across tax to handle REIT-specific tax transactions. The team also advises on the regulatory framework of REITs. The group is jointly led by Robert Ivanhoe who focuses on real estate structures and Joseph Herz, and has a large securities offering to top clients. Jennifer Weiss has strength in REIT taxation matters, with deep experience in this area. Other key names in the group include Timothy Donovan, who acts for real estate funds and Corey E. Light  in Chicago.