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Michael B. Viner



Michael Viner provides strategic counsel to navigate clients through complex commercial real estate transactions. Michael’s experience spans a variety of areas, including acquisitions and dispositions; leasing; mortgage financing; senior and affordable housing; tax-deferred exchanges; land use; and condominium development.
Michael also advises closely held entities on formation, organizational issues and related matters.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. (1988)

University of Illinois
B.S. in Accounting, with high honors (1985)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services — Represents clients on a pro bono basis

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Lawson House YMCA — Board of Directors (Finance Committee, Chairman)
  • Jewish Community Centers of Chicago — Board of Directors (Former Member)


  • Best Lawyers® Real Estate Law, 2023-24
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer — Commercial Real Estate, 2014-19
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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