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Barry B. Nekritz

Barry B. Nekritz

Of Counsel
  • AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating (Martindale Hubbell)
  • Who’s Who in Legal, Real Estate, 2017-2019
  • Who’s Who in Real Estate
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Recognized Municipal Bond Attorney –
    The Bond Buyer

With over 50 years of experience, Barry B. Nekritz is a real estate attorney widely recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise in real estate law.

Barry spends a vast majority of his time serving as trusted business counsel to clients on acquisitions, dispositions and new development of large real estate projects. He demonstrates great skill in guiding clients through complex real estate transactions involving multiuse buildings and representing sellers and buyers in large portfolio transactions. Barry has represented clients in the purchase, sale, financing and construction of a myriad of real estate projects, including shopping centers, industrial, office, multi-family residential, and other properties throughout the United States. He also has substantial experience representing condominium developers and homeowners’ associations.

Barry continues to share his knowledge as an active member on several committees and commissions to advance the practice of real estate law in the U.S. Additionally, he has authored numerous publications.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District
    of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow
  • American College of LLC and Partnership Attorneys, Founding Fellow
  • Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Real Property Acts, Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association
    • Adviser to New York Federal Reserve to Electronic Registry for Residential Mortgage Notes
    • Member, Working Group on Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Finance
    • Member, USA Patriot Act and Gatekeeper Regulation
    • Liaison from ABA Real Property Section to ABA Business Law LLCs, Partnership and Unincorporated Entities
    • Adviser to the Uniform Law Commission on the drafting and/or revision of numerous business and real estate uniform acts.

Professional Experience

  • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Chicago, IL 2013-2018
  • Denton’s US LLP (formerly SNR Denton), Chicago, IL 2003 – 2013
  • Altheimer & Gray, Chicago, IL 1982 – 2003


  • University of Illinois, Bachelor’s Degree – 1959
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. – 1962

Community Service

  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
    Chicago Real Estate Steering
    Committee, Real Estate Adviser

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