Craig D. Jeffrey
Craig Jeffrey is a down to earth, driven, and intuitive problem solver. His genuine desire, empathy, and commitment to help and serve his clients and community stems from his parents and childhood. His family was focused on education, entrepreneurship, and service, and their efforts inspired him to be an engaged and attentive business lawyer of high personal integrity, who empowers clients large and small.
Craig concentrates his practice on real estate and finance. Specifically, he focuses on land acquisition, disposition, and leasing. He counsels developers, property owners, and tenants in the negotiation and preparation of purchase and sale agreements, operating agreements, easement agreements, and commercial leases. He has worked with many large real estate, private equity, and REIT clients.
He counsels lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured credit facilities, tax credit transactions, and related opinion matters. He has deep experience with unique collateral such as arts and antiquities. Craig has been involved in projects across the country and has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including higher education, hospitality, food and beverage, among others.
Craig treasures engaging experiences with his sons in his spare time. Whether playing sports in the backyard, exploring the city or completing an art project, it is time well spent. He is incredibly focused on improving the city of Chicago and supporting its youth, devoting substantial time to two non-profits, Quad Communities Development and Chicago Youth Centers.