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Michael S. Kurtzon

Michael S. Kurtzon



  • Real Estate
  • In- and Out-of-Court Restructurings & Liquidations
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Workouts

WSG Practice Industries


Illinois, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

ABA Group

Michael Kurtzon has more than 35 years of experience in providing legal services to the real estate industry.

Mr. Kurtzon counsels institutional real estate lenders on a national basis in a variety of complex lending matters including loan workouts and restructurings. He regularly represents real estate development companies in residential and commercial construction and development projects, including mixed-use projects, land acquisitions and development, financing and documentation for condominiums, and other for-sale housing projects. He also represents real estate investors and owners in acquisitions and dispositions of properties, securitized debt financings, and negotiation of architectural and construction agreements, as well as landlords and tenants in leasing transactions.

Mr. Kurtzon's work encompasses many types of transactions, including project and securitized financings, and purchases and sales of hotels, office buildings, apartment complexes and shopping centers. He has extensive experience representing parties in the formation of joint ventures and other business combinations.

Mr. Kurtzon is well regarded for his knowledge of the real estate industry and frequently writes and speaks about his area of practice. Past speaking topics include construction lending, syndicated loan transactions, condominium law, construction law, and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act and workouts of troubled projects.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1973


University of Chicago, J.D. Cornell University, A.B.
Areas of Practice

In- and Out-of-Court Restructurings & Liquidations | Real Estate | Real Estate Finance | Real Estate Workouts | Representation of Financial Institutions in Bankruptcy & Workout Matters

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represented lead lender in a $120 million syndicated construction loan for a mixed use "town center" project; represented lead lender in a $115 million credit facility for development of a downtown Chicago office building; represented Canadian opportunity fund in a $80 million acquisition and securitized financing of office park; represented parking garage company in section 1031 deferred tax-free exchange of multiple properties.

Professional Associations

    American College of Real Estate Lawyers
    Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association
    American College of Mortgage Attorneys
    International Council of Shopping Centers

Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association


4/25/08 Restructuring Troubled Condo Projects: Workout Issues, Law Seminars International (moderated a panel discussion)

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