Dennis Coghlan joins Jones Day as partner in Real Estate Practice

Dennis Coghlan has joined the Firm as a partner in the Real Estate Practice. He is based in the Chicago Office.

Mr. Coghlan has more than 25 years of experience working on commercial real estate and structured finance transactions on behalf of a wide range of clients, including commercial banks, investment banks, REITs, insurance companies, corporations, servicers, and institutional investors. He has led deal teams on acquisitions and dispositions of real estate, construction and permanent loans, mezzanine loans, commercial mortgage-backed securitization programs, sale-leaseback transactions, leases, restructurings, workouts, loan assumptions, and remedies enforcement.

"Dennis has worked on significant real estate finance and other complex real estate transactions and is an important addition to our excellent team of real estate lawyers here in Chicago," said Tina Tabacchi, Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago Office. "He has deep roots in the Chicago area and has built a reputation as a highly skilled real estate lawyer. We are delighted to welcome him to Jones Day and look forward to working with him."

At Jones Day, Mr. Coghlan joins a global team of more than 120 lawyers in the Real Estate Practice who are involved in some of the most significant and impactful real estate transactions, including many utilizing novel and first-of-a-kind structures. The Firm's Real Estate clients include investment banks, real estate funds, institutional investors, lenders, major corporations, real estate developers, property management companies, retailers, and hospitality companies.

"Dennis is a highly accomplished real estate lawyer who has represented lenders, borrowers, owners, and investors in a variety of transactions across the United States," said Brian Sedlak, Co-Leader of the Firm's Real Estate Practice. "His robust and diverse experience on deals involving a variety of commercial real estate sectors is a tremendous addition to our practice. His arrival at Jones Day further deepens our real estate capabilities worldwide and we look forward to Dennis joining our team to help assist our clients and grow our practice."

"Jones Day's clients are served by the global footprint of a diverse real estate practice that is one of the most highly regarded collections of commercial real estate lawyers in the world," said Mr. Coghlan. "I am excited to join the team and to work with my colleagues in the Chicago Office and the Real Estate Practice worldwide."

Mr. Coghlan earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois.

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