Simone A. Randolph

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Simone Randolph strives to unlock the most beneficial results for her clients while anticipating and attacking the unique legal and business issues facing them. In doing so, she begins her real work: how can we better partner with the client to achieve its objectives – seen and unseen? Her drive to think creatively and strategically about client concerns stems from a deep intellectual curiosity and an energetic approach to life.

Simone is an associate in the firm's business transactions group with an emphasis on real estate and financial services, focusing her practice on complex commercial real estate matters, as well as finance transactions of all types. Specifically, she has assisted lending institutions in hundreds of financings to established and growing businesses in various industries. With extensive experience in syndicated, mezzanine, and construction financing, she navigates such complicated projects with an informed and nuanced approach. She also counsels companies with large real estate portfolios in all aspects of property ownership and leasing, including acquisitions and dispositions, facilities management, and maintenance.

Simone is also an active member in the firm's airport concessions practice, where she structures joint venture agreements for both prime operators and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBEs) and counsels clients on the preparation and submission of their ACDBE applications.

In her spare time, Simone loves to travel—that’s when she really gets to indulge her adventuresome spirit. And in feeding her wanderlust, she dabbles in new languages. Her latest: Arabic.


  • Experience

    • Commercial Real Estate

      • Chicago, IL - Represented Registered Agent in Syndicated $80MM Construction and Acquisition Loan Financing (Hotel/Residential/Commercial Development)
      • Chicago, IL - Represented Registered Agent in Syndicated $70MM Construction and Acquisition Loan Financing (Residential/Commercial Development)
      • Chicago, IL - Represented Registered Agent in Syndicated $45MM Acquisition and Construction Loan Financing (Student Housing Development)
      • Chicago, IL - Represented Agent in Syndicated $42MM Acquisition and Construction Loan Financing (Residential /Commercial Development)
      • Oak Lawn, IL - Represented Registered Agent in Syndicated $19MM Construction and Acquisition Leasehold Financing (Commercial Development)
      • Chicago, IL - Represented Lender in $16MM Construction Refinance (Residential/Commercial Development)
      • Cook County and Lake County, IL - Represented Lender in $15MM Acquisition Loan (Residential Development)
      • Wilmington, NC - Represented Lender in $15MM Acquisition and Construction Financing (Student Housing Development)
      • Chicago, IL - Represented Registered Agent in $13MM Construction and Acquisition Financing (Residential/Commercial Development)
      • Chicago, IL - Represented Registered Agent in $13MM Acquisition Financing (Residential/Commercial Development)
      • Chicago, IL - Represented Lender in $12MM Acquisition Financing (Commercial Property)
      • Lombard, IL - Represented Lender in $12MM Construction and Acquisition Financing (Commercial Property)
      • Los Angeles, CA - Represented Lender in $12MM Construction and Acquisition Financing (Residential/Commercial Development)
      • Tucson, AZ - Represented Lender in $12MM Acquisition and Construction Financing (Student Housing Development)
      • Kansas City, KS - Represented Registered Agent in Syndicated $11MM Acquisition and Construction Loan Financing (Residential/Commercial Development)
      • Chicago, IL - Represented Lender in $10MM Construction and Acquisition Loan Financing (Residential/Commercial Development)
      • Chicago, IL and Kenosha, WI - Represented Lender in $10MM Refinancing (Commercial Property)
    • Commercial Banking (Business and Equipment Financing)

      • Represented Lender in $40MM Revolving Credit Refinancing (Business Assets)
      • Represented Lender in $10MM Revolving Credit Refinancing (Business Assets)
      • Represented Lender in $5MM Revolving Credit Refinancing (Business Assets)
    • Airport Concessions Experience

      • Represent food manufacturing company in certification application and renewal across the country
      • Manage the certifications portfolio for food concessions operators across the country
      • Successfully represented food beverage concessions operator in appeal of decertification
      • Negotiate and structure joint venture agreements and relationships (both representing prime operators and DBE companies)
      • Prepared Request for Proposal for Duty Free Procurement Opportunity at LAX
      • Represented specialty retail company in successful disposition of assets to private equity company
  • Education

      • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2011
      • Duke University, B.A., 2008, magna cum laude

    Bar Admissions

      • Illinois
  • Speeches & Presentations

    • "Illinois Appellate Court Upholds ‘Subject Matter Waiver’ of Attorney Client Privilege," International Council of Shopping Centers (February 2012)