GoodSmith Gregg & Unruh LLP
A Chicago-Based Boutique Law Firm Specializing in Business Controversies and Transactions

Alexis Kessler


T: (312) 322-1982
F: (312) 322-0056

DePaul University College of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2011

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master of Accountancy, 2006

University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. in Business Administration, 2005

Practice Areas

Real Estate
Commercial Transactions

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Alexis Kessler received her degree, cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law in 2011. Alexis is a 2005 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She also received a Master of Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. Alexis joined GGU from White & Case LLP where she was a commercial real estate associate. Her experience includes commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and office leasing. She also previously worked at Dentons US LLP as an associate and PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Assurance Associate.

Representative Transactions

  • Financing for multi-family, office, industrial, hotel and mixed-use properties (counsel to lenders/agents)
  • Construction financing for hotel and mixed-use properties (counsel to borrowers)
  • Syndicated and unsyndicated construction loans to real estate developers for development of office, industrial, mixed-use and multi-family properties (counsel to lenders/agents)
  • Loan modification transactions (counsel to lenders/agents and borrowers)
  • Mezzanine financing for multi-family, office and mixed-use properties (counsel to mezzanine lenders)
Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Acquisition and disposition of office, hotel, multi-family and mixed-use properties (counsel to sellers and buyers)
  • Office lease and sublease transactions (counsel to landlords and tenants)
Joint Ventures
  • LLC joint ventures for acquisitions, development and ownership of hotel and office properties