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Derek L. Cottier


Chicago, IL, USA

Derek Cottier is a member of Dykema Gossett PLLC in the firm’s Chicago office, and serves on the firm’s Executive Board. He has practiced for more than 20 years in the area of real estate finance, including mezzanine financing, conventional first mortgage financing, affordable housing financing and bond financing.  

Mr. Cottier speaks on various subjects regarding real estate finance, including mezzanine lending. He graduated with a B.A., magna cum laude, from St. Lawrence University in 1976, and earned his J.D., cum laude, and Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan in 1984. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Ilana Diamond Rovner, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, from 1985-1987. He is listed as an Illinois Super Lawyer (2007-2009) and an Illinois Leading Lawyer (2009).   


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