Jeffrey A. Usow: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Jeffrey A. Usow

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 8612

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Emerging Markets
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Latin America
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Development and Construction
  • Real Estate Investment
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 8612
Fax: +1 312 706 8725
University University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1974
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1977
Admitted1977, Illinois


Advisory Board, Hedwig Dances, 1998 to date

Former member of Board of Trustees, The Chicago Academy for the Arts

Former member of Board of Trustees, National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation

Real Property Section, American Bar Association

Real Property Committee, Real Estate Finance Subcommittee, Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Pension Real Estate Association (PREA)

Urban Development/Mixed-Use Council, Urban Land Institute


Jeffrey Usow is a partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and serves as a Firm Practice Leader for the global Real Estate Group. He represents a number of investment advisors, real estate private investment funds, real estate investment trusts and real estate operating companies in a variety of matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, forward commitments and asset management activities. He has significant experience with the real estate investment group of a Chicago-based insurance company, including loans for a variety of property types, equity participations, credit enhancements, workouts and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. He also has been the real estate counsel in real estate private equity and real estate company acquisition transactions. In addition to being involved in transactions across the country, he has been involved in developing the firm's international real estate practice and is a co-chair of the real estate group's Latin American practice.

Jeffrey has been Chambers-rated the last eight years and clients say in Chambers USA that Jeffrey wins acclaim for showing complete dedication to his craft, the client and the transaction in hand (2011), and that he is very bright, astute and creative (2010) when working for clients on complex real estate transactions. Jeffrey was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America in 2008 and 2011.


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Jeffrey A. Usow

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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