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Robert C. Linton

Robert C. Linton



  • Real Estate
  • Leasing & Property Management
  • Real Estate Finance

WSG Practice Industries


Illinois, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

Real Estate

Robert C. Linton is a Member in the Firm's Chicago office and serves as the Practice Group Leader for the Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Linton serves clients in the real estate industry, providing counsel for their commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, real estate finance, development and condominium law. He represents institutional and private property owners around the country in sales, acquisitions, development, and commercial leasing and property management issues.

Mr. Linton has handled thousands of office, retail and industrial lease transactions for landlords and tenants. He has also worked for pension funds, REITs, insurance companies, financial institutions, developers and other real estate companies on numerous multimillion-dollar, multistate sales and acquisitions around the country, including the ABN AMRO purchase of 135 S. LaSalle Street in Chicago for more than $100 million. In his national commercial real estate practice, Mr. Linton oversees purchase and sale transactions for real estate valued at $2 million to $200 million. He also represents clients such as McDonald's Corporation, helping them to fulfill their real estate needs, including nationwide property acquisitions and leasing.

Mr. Linton has made presentations on commercial leasing topics such as workletters, tenant construction, letter of credit security deposits, and telecommunications issues to members of the Building Owners and Managers Association and the International Council of Shopping Centers, and has also presented at seminars on commercial real estate transactions.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1989


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude University of Michigan, B.A.
Areas of Practice

Leasing & Property Management | Real Estate | Real Estate Finance

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    International Council of Shopping Centers
    Urban Land Institute

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...

Additional Articles

"Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields on Your Rooftop -- What are Your Obligations?," Focus (May 2001)

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