June 28, 2019

Shareholder Donald Manikas Focuses on Real Estate Transactions and Development  

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes Donald J. Manikas to its Real Estate Department in Chicago.

Manikas joins the firm as a shareholder and will provide counsel to clients on real estate transactions and related matters, including commercial and residential development and financing for acquisition, development and construction projects.  

“Today’s commercial real estate environment is complex and challenging, with constant change.  Our clients need strategic counsel through all phases of their projects,” said Real Estate Division Chair Eric G. Greenfield.  “Don is someone who is focused at all times on clients’ needs; he’s with them from start to finish.” 

Manikas manages real estate transactions for a variety of corporations and companies, and has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in matters involving acquisition, disposition, relocation, renovation and expansion projects. He also has significant experience in commercial and residential subdivisions and development and has worked extensively with developer clients on all phases of their projects, including site location, strategic planning, contract negotiation, entitlement, due diligence, choice of entity, financing, property management and disposition.

Polsinelli’s Real Estate department has been growing exponentially nationwide.  In Chicago, Manikas joins two other recent hires: counsel Bryan D. Reid and associate Vernon R. Leach.

“There’s a concentration of talent at Polsinelli, and also a real focus on client service and teamwork,” Manikas said.  “I’m looking forward to working with this team to serve my current clients and build new relationships.”

Manikas graduated from University of Chicago Law School, and magna cum laude from the University of Illinois.


About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 850 attorneys in 22 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.