Michael J. Synowiecki concentrates his practice in real estate, corporate transactions and government relations. His experience in real estate covers all areas of commercial, industrial and residential real estate. Michael routinely advises privately held businesses on a broad range of corporate transactions including, commercial real estate sale, acquisition, tax incentives, development and leasing; mergers and acquisitions; and general business planning.
Inclusive of Michael's practice is drafting, negotiating and finalizing purchase and sale and lease agreements; and preparation and drafting of limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements and other documents ancillary to entity formation and the purchase, sale or lease of real estate.
In addition, he advises clients on a wide variety of regulatory issues and legislation. Michael began his career in government at the Chicago City Council Committee on Finance, where he monitored legislation at both the state and local levels and reported various legislative initiatives directly to the Chairman of the Committee. He is familiar with the legislative process and has advocated on behalf of various entities. He has also assisted businesses with respect to government compliance and procurement related issues.
- The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Judicial Extern — Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke
- Governors State University, B.A.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- Chicago Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
Transactions in which Michael Synowiecki has acted as lead counsel include:
- Representation of privately held business with respect to its acquisition of 74.78 gross acres of real property, transfer of an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Permit and various governmental approvals necessary to complete the acquisition.
- Acted as special counsel to a municipality with respect to an acquisition and development agreement which included the development of a 300 acre industrial park.
- Representation of a non-for-profit organization with respect to a real estate syndication involving the acquisition of a 78 acre assemblage of real estate by means of various methods of financing, including a disbursement of Affordable Housing Tax Credits.