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Anne R. Garr

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Anne Garr is a Partner and serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group, and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Anne has a broad range of experience in general real estate matters and is responsible for the day-to-day counseling of the Firm’s real estate and banking clients. A significant portion of her practice involves the representation of developers of commercial and mixed-use developments. Anne’s experience includes operating entity formation and capitalization, project financing, construction contracting, investor relations, project planning and project documentation. She also represents clients, on a national basis, in the acquisition, financing and leasing of office properties, retail centers and other real property assets.

During the past several years, Anne has represented clients in connection with the acquisition, disposition and repositioning of distressed real estate assets.  She has advised clients on transactions involving note sales and purchases, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, fraud investigation and resolution and asset protection.

Practice Areas
Real Estate
Acquisition, Disposition and Asset Management
Management, Brokerage and Other Real Estate Consultancies
Tenant and Corporate Real Estate


J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, cum laude
B.A., The American University

State Bar Admissions

Honors and Awards

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer – 40 Under Forty Illinois Attorneys to Watch – 2008
Leading Lawyers - Land Use, Zoning and Condemnation Law; Real Estate Law: Commercial; and Real Estate Law: Finance -2009

Professional Activities
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Real Estate Investment Association (REIA)
Mentor for the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative


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