News
July 7, 2021

Pearlman brings decades of real estate and finance experience, including over a decade at DLA Piper, to Polsinelli’s deep bench of attorneys


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Polsinelli welcomes well-known Chicago real estate attorney Kimberlie Pearlman as shareholder in the firm’s Chicago office. Pearlman joins the firm’s rapidly-growing national Real Estate Practice, bringing tangible general counsel and development experience, including over a decade as real estate associate and partner with DLA Piper.

Beginning her career with Kirkland & Ellis, Nataly Yosef has also joined Polsinelli’s Real Estate Practice and Chicago office as associate.  The female-powered real estate duo adds depth to Polsinelli’s rapidly increasing demand in real estate work, including extensive Chicago-area experience.

Pearlman focuses her real estate practice on a wide array of matters, including counseling clients on acquisitions and dispositions, leases, joint ventures, financing and development and business strategy. She partners with her clients to practically and creatively structure transactions, problem solve and close deals for borrowers, lenders, investors, landlords, tenants and developers with interest across a variety of property types.

“We are pleased to continue our Real Estate Practice expansion with a well-known and high achieving attorney like Kim,” said Polsinelli Real Estate Division Chair Eric G. Greenfield. “In addition to her strong real estate work and deep experience representing developers and serving as a general counsel, Kim is a key part of our growth initiative in Chicago, a city where she is well-known and respected, and where she’s made generous influence. She is an excellent addition to our Chicago and national Real Estate teams and will create an immediate positive impact on behalf of our clients.”

Pearlman counsels local, regional and national-level clients on matters involving hotels, office buildings and high-rise multifamily to retail, medical office and industrial. She brings notable experience serving as general counsel of a Chicago multifamily developer after over a decade of real estate and finance counsel at global law firm, DLA Piper.

“I am glad to return to a recognized Am Law 100 firm to grow my real estate practice, leveraging Polsinelli’s national platform and leading Real Estate Practice,” said Pearlman. “I was attracted to the opportunity to join one of the top real estate legal teams in the country, and help the practice continue its expansion effort particularly in the Midwest and Chicago area. I’m proud to join the established national Real Estate Practice and look forward to this next chapter in my career at Polsinelli.”

Pearlman received a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before earning a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.

Nataly Yosef, a new Real Estate Practice attorney, works on transactions and development-related real estate matters. She delivers a range of legal services during the lifecycle of a real estate transaction, including leasing, acquisition, disposition, development and finance. She joins Polsinelli after working at international law firm Kirkland & Ellis, and as an extern to the Honorable Justice Thomas L. Kilbride of the Illinois Supreme Court.

Polsinelli’s growing Real Estate Practice continues to keep up with demand, having added approximately 10 new associates and counsel attorneys since the beginning of May.  

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.