Our Practices

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With a history spanning over 90 years, Cole Schotz has navigated clients through several significant economic downturns and has been fortunate to witness them thrive in the years that follow.


Keeping your business objectives viable despite unexpected marketplace changes

Our Real Estate Special Opportunities Group was originally formed in 2008, in response to the worst economic fallout that the country suffered since the Great Depression. When faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, our group was poised from the get-go.

We provide our clients with strategic guidance to confront challenges and take advantage of opportunities that arise as parties seek to monetize assets and deploy capital. Members of the group utilize their breadth of experience in both thriving and distressed economic environments to offer clients flexible and creative solutions to a multitude of real estate transactions. Additionally, our team utilizes its wide-reaching network to make introductions that support those interested in deploying capital or those in need of rescue funds.


Addressing your needs from multiple perspectives

We employ a multi-disciplinary approach by creating deal teams that include a compilation of skilled practitioners from across the firm’s many practice groups, including:

  • Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate
  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax


Our Portfolio of Capabilities

Our experience includes:
  • Strategic debt acquisitions and originations
  • Debt restructurings and workouts
  • Asset acquisitions
  • Dispositions and recapitalizations
  • Prosecution of property and equity foreclosures (both contested and uncontested)
Our clients include:
  • Developers
  • Owners/operators
  • Real estate private equity and opportunity firms and funds
  • Private and institutional lenders of mortgage and mezzanine loans
  • Family offices


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