Accomplished, Attorney with over 15 years of experience in Real Estate law. Demonstrated success serving as in-house counsel, providing expertise on legal matters related to real estate and negotiating favorable terms on behalf of clients.

Significant experience preparing and drafting a variety of legal documents, including leases, deeds, and licensing agreements. Diligently serving to protect legal interests. Excel at developing and maintaining professional relationships with business partners and colleagues at all levels.



Legal Competencies

·     Negotiation

·     Drafting and Preparing  Legal Agreements

·     Managing Outside Counsel

·     In-house Legal Experience

·     Real Estate Law

·     Reviewing Outside Documents

·     Advisory

·     Collaboration

Career Experience

U.S. Cellular, Chicago, Illinois

Real Estate Attorney, 07/1999 – Present

Oversee and approve legal invoices from outside counsel. Attend meetings and serve in advisory capacity. Review, draft, and revise leases, amendments, easements, estoppels, and SNDAs. Analyze title, survey, Phase I and II reports, and other due diligence documentation. Oversee litigation on real estate matters. Collaborate with senior management regarding retail leasing, leasing managers, construction and design team managers, project managers, directors, senior directors, and engineering executives.

Key Contributions:

  • Negotiated 14 master-lease agreements and license agreements with tower companies and other cell carriers, saving the company time and money in building plans.
  • Earned U.S. Cellular WOW Award for timely reviewing, drafting, negotiating, and negotiated leases and amendments; obtained bonds and certificates of insurance.
  • Received Green Belt Award in Six Sigma in recognition of leadership and successful implementation of two projects, the Legal Bill Payment Process and Title Process Revision, which standardized company processes and saved the company $350K in the first year.
  • Awarded Key Leader Equity Award, given annually to the top 10% of U.S. Cellular top performing employees.

Addison township, DuPage County, Addison, Illinois

Trustee, 02/2007 – Present

Partner with three other trustees for budgetary oversight. Attend monthly board meetings. Serve as an elected official.

Key Contribution:

  • Oversee budget of over $5M.

Additional Employment

Addison Township, DuPage County, Trustee, Addison, Illinois

Barbara D. Klein and Associates, Associate, Chicago, Illinois

Self-Employed, Attorney, South Holland, Illinois

McBride, Baker and Coles, Law Clerk, Chicago, Illinois

Shaheen, Lundberg, Callahan, and Orr, Law Clerk, Chicago, Illinois

Goldberg and Goldberg, Law Clerk, Chicago, Illinois

American Chambers Life, Communications Clerk, Lombard, Illinois

Mutual of Omaha, Representative, Des Plaines, Illinois


Education and Credentials

Bar Admission

State of Illinois

Juris Doctor

Chicago – Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology – Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Eastern Illinois University – Charleston, Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association Real Property Committee

Construction Law and Mechanics Lien Subcommittee