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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
    • B.A., University of Illinois, magna cum laude

Clients rely on Don Manikas for his strategic counsel in a broad range of complex real estate transactions and matters. Don partners with clients to bring strategic, cost-effective, and practical solutions to achieve the client's business goals. He regularly advises clients on matters related to multi-family acquisitions, dispositions and financing, commercial and residential development, acquisitions development and construction financing, complex joint venture agreements, sale-leaseback transactions, multi-state acquisitions and dispositions, commercial and industrial leasing transactions, construction contract negotiation, management and litigation. 

Don leverages his experience in commercial and residential subdivision and development to develop pragmatic business solutions throughout the full lifecycle of a construction project, including site location, strategic planning and contract negotiation, acquisition financing, and property management.

Don counsels Fortune 500 companies and private and public companies in office, retail and industrial real estate transactions involving significant leases, acquisitions, dispositions, relocation, renovation and expansion projects.