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Caryn S. Englander

Caryn S. Englander

DLA Piper

Chicago, IL, USA

Caryn Englander has an extensive background in real estate transactions and corporate real estate services. Caryn represents major corporations on a national basis in managing their real estate requirements and portfolios.

In addition to acquisitions and dispositions, she concentrates in representing both landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of leases and related documentation including office, retail (both big box and in-line), warehouse and manufacturing facility leases. Caryn also counsels her clients on leasehold improvements, operational, financing, assignment, sublease and enforcement issues related to the landlord/tenant relationship and drafts and negotiates lease related documentation.

Caryn's clients have included a major international energy company; national and local retailers; a privately held movie theatre chain; commercial real estate asset managers, developers and fund advisors; private equity fund groups investing in national and international markets; office, retail and industrial landlords and tenants; and owners, investors and managers of office and retail properties in major metropolitan markets.


  • 10 key considerations when a healthcare tenant negotiates a shopping center lease, 10 Dec 2014
  • Medical uses in retail shopping centers, Practical Law Real Estate, 17 Nov 2019


Ms. Englander serves as outside pro bono counsel to Marwen Foundation, Inc. and serves on the Advisory Board for the Georgetown Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute.

Civic and Charitable

  • Ms. Englander''s pro bono and civic activities support such organizations as the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Community Economic Development Law Project, ARC of the United States, Women Everywhere, Blocks Together and Umoja Student Development Corporation.



Northwestern University School of Law (1984) J.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison (1979) B.S.



Caryn S. Englander is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar 20th Annual Commercial Real Estate Institute, Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Chicago, IL

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