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Jeffrey C. Friedman Shareholder

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Jeff Friedman joined Hall Estill in 2016 and is a shareholder in the firm's Real Estate Group where he assists clients across a broad spectrum of commercial real estate transactions and distressed property situations. Institutional and entrepreneurial owners and investors call on Jeff for help with their property acquisitions and dispositions, and for his leasing, management, and development acumen. In all situations, no matter how big or small, Jeff is focused on succeeding because he understands that every real estate challenge can feel like do or die, especially in today's climate. 

Jeff partners with his clients so they can rest easier at night knowing he is working to resolve the obstacles they face. He cares about the people for whom he works and the successes they are looking to achieve, and has built a reputation for dedicating himself fully to their matters. In addition, Jeff has been named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in Real Estate. 

Highlights of Jeff's career include:

  • $164 million purchase of a seven-property multi-family apartment portfolio near Tampa
  • $344 million sale of an office building in Chicago
  • Legal due diligence team leader for a $330 million joint venture owner of shopping centers and retail stores
  • Purchase, leasing and nearly $30 million sale of Chicago office building
  • $43.5 million sale of a nine-property industrial portfolio near Cleveland

Further, Jeff assists clients in the Cannabis Law field with real estate development, management, leasing, financing and ownership. 


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology (J.D., 1999)
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (B.A. in English, 1995) Edmund James Scholar


  • Illinois
  • Colorado 
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Legal Experience
  • 2016-Present Hall Estill
  • 2002-2016 Levenfeld Pearlstein
  • 2001-2002 Schoenberg, Fisher, Newman & Rosenberg
  • 1999-2001 Shaheen, Novoselsky, Staat & Filipowski
Professional Involvement
  • Director, Homestead Affordable Development Corporation
  • Member, Executive Committee, Urban Land Institute Colorado
  • Member, ULI NEXT Colorado 2017
  • Co-Chair, ULI NEXT Colorado 2018-2020
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, University of Colorado Real Estate Council
Community Involvement
  • Past President, Former Member of Board of Directors - Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS)
Teaching/Lecture Experience
  • Roundtable guest for Law Week Colorado's presentation on middle market law firm revenue challenges in 2018 (February)