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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 2001
    • M.B.A., University of Illinois, 2001
    • B.A., cum laude, Miami University, 1997

Patrick Elder has a diverse and exciting practice that spans all aspects of real estate and business, including acquisitions/sales, design and construction matters, leasing, working on corporate structuring and equity documents, and construction and finance transactions. He represents developers, owners, purchasers, landlords, tenants, borrowers, and lenders in their transactions.

Patrick was named a 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014 Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers.



  • Developers with respect to the acquisition of a vacant parcels of land and subsequent design, construction, and development of senior living, student housing, multi-family, retail, office and industrial projects.
  • Negotiate equity and corporate joint venture documentation with capital partners and other investors. 
  • Recently negotiated and closed sale of large student housing project for approximately $200M.
  • Represent client in the acquisition of several office and retail properties in the State of Florida.  
  • Lessees and lessors on negotiation of various commercial/office/industrial leases nationally. 
  • Owners, contractors, and lenders in drafting and negotiating of design-build, architect’s agreements, and other construction contracts for projects located in various jurisdictions.
  • Negotiation of real estate contracts and agreements for acquisition and disposition of single and multi-site transactions nationally.
  • Work on various elements of finance transactions.   
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