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Craig D. Jeffrey

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Chicago

Tel

1 312 602 5145

Fax

1 312 698 7545
cdjeffrey@bryancave.com
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Craig D. Jeffrey

Partner


Chicago



161 North Clark Street, Suite 4300
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3315

Phone:

1 312 602 5145

Fax:

1 312 698 7545

email:

cdjeffrey@bryancave.com

Craig Jeffrey practices in the real estate and real estate finance areas. His practice focuses on land acquisition, disposition, leasing and real estate finance. Craig counsels developers, property owners and tenants in the negotiation and preparation of purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, easement agreements and commercial leases. He counsels lenders and borrowers on credit facilities, security documents and related opinion matters. Public and privately held companies select Craig because of the broad transactional experience he brings to bear on real estate and finance projects.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Missouri Bar – Commercial Law Committee

  • Mound City Bar Association

  • Cook County Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Chicago Youth Centers, Board of Directors 2009-Present
  • Quad Communities Development Corporation 2011-Present
  • CircEsteem, Board of Directors 2011- Present
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Forty Under 40, 2010
  • Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity, Fellow 2012
  • Chicago Sinfonietta Finance Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Perspectives Charter School Mentor, 2007- 2010
  • Wesley House, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2004-2005
  • St. Louis Charter School, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Craig Jeffrey practices in the real estate and real estate finance areas. His practice focuses on land acquisition, disposition, leasing and real estate finance. Craig counsels developers, property owners and tenants in the negotiation and preparation of purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, easement agreements and commercial leases. He counsels lenders and borrowers on credit facilities, security documents and related opinion matters. Public and privately held companies select Craig because of the broad transactional experience he brings to bear on real estate and finance projects.

Select Representations

Acquisition & Disposition

  • Representation of Chicago residential developer in land assemblage in Chicago, Ill.
  • Counsel to purchaser of nine (9) apartment building acquisition in Cook County, Ill.
  • Representation of national fitness chain in numerous acquisition transactions, including addressing title and easement matters, negotiations and closing for multiple sites in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan
  • Representation of National-Louis University in review and pending disposition of real property in several states
  • Advise purchaser in three (3) apartment building portfolio acquisition for which the purchase price was primarily assumption of debt

Leasing

  • Representation of office tenant in multiple lease and sublease agreements throughout US and Canada
  • Representation of international fresh food manufacturer and restaurant operator in leasing activity in New York
  • Representation of technology company tenant in long-term lease of new headquarters in Chicago, Ill.

Real Estate Finance Transactions

  • Illinois real estate counsel to borrower in connection with $55,000,000 credit facility
  • Illinois real estate counsel to lender in connection with $300,000,000 credit facility for bio-energy company
  • Representation of lender in connection with real estate aspects of $250,000,000 acquisition and construction credit facilities for multi-state four (4) hotel acquisition

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois, 2005

Missouri, 2000

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Education

University of Iowa, J.D., 2000

Baruch College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1997

Speeches and Seminars

  • Moderator, "Industry Perspective of Obstacles & Identified Solutions," Streamlining Solar: Standardizing, Permitting, Zoning & Ordinances Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2012
  • "What's Next? Legal Issues for Early Stage Companies," Presented to the Chicago Urban League, June 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar – Commercial Law Committee
  • Mound City Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Chicago Youth Centers, Board of Directors 2009-Present
  • Quad Communities Development Corporation 2011-Present
  • CircEsteem, Board of Directors 2011- Present
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Forty Under 40, 2010
  • Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity, Fellow 2012
  • Chicago Sinfonietta Finance Committee, 2007 - Present
  • Perspectives Charter School Mentor, 2007- 2010
  • Wesley House, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2004-2005
  • St. Louis Charter School, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Practice Specific Experience


Education

  • University of Iowa, J.D., 2000
  • Baruch College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1997

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2005
  • Missouri, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Committee/Leadership Roles

  • Lawyers of Color Affinity Group (Co-Chair)
  • Recruiting Committee (Chair)