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Matthew S. Raczkowski

Matthew S. Raczkowski

Senior Attorney


  • Real Estate
  • Leasing & Property Management

WSG Practice Industries


Illinois, U.S.A.


Matthew S. Raczkowski is a Senior Attorney in the Real Estate Practice Group and a member of the group’s leasing and property management team and lending team. Mr. Raczkowski’s practice involves numerous aspects of real estate based transactions, including leasing, lending, acquisitions and dispositions. Experience in the foregoing matters includes:

  • Represented landlords, including real estate investment management firms, in lease negotiations for industrial spaces throughout the country ranging from approximately 5,000 to 400,000 square feet.
  • Represented landlords, including shopping center owners and real estate developers, in complex retail lease transactions with local, regional and national retailers and in related property matters.
  • Represented landlords, including real estate investment management firms, in lease negotiations for office spaces throughout the country and in other aspects of their office leasing programs.
  • Represented tenants in the negotiation of complex retail, office and industrial lease agreements and related lease documentation, including subleases, non-disclosure agreements, SNDAs, tenant estoppel certificates, and letters of intent.
  • Counseled purchasers in the acquisition, and sellers in the disposition, of various types of real property.
  • Represented a national wireless infrastructure provider in acquiring and/or leasing over 200 telecommunications sites throughout the Midwestern United States.
  • Represented lending institutions in connection with term loans, construction loans (syndicated and non-syndicated) and loan modifications ranging from approximately $2 million to $50 million.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Raczkowski practiced commercial litigation and creditor-side bankruptcy litigation at a private law firm in Chicago, Illinois.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2008


University of Illinois, J.D., magna cum laude Indiana University, B.S.
Areas of Practice

Leasing & Property Management | Real Estate

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association


Leasing Considerations During COVID-19 Pandemic
Dykema, March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a wide-ranging impact on the U.S. real estate industry, particularly on the relationship between landlords and tenants. In order to better understand impending risks, both landlords and tenants should review their leases and insurance policies and consult real estate counsel before taking action. A sampling of leasing issues arising during the COVID-19 pandemic is set forth below...

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