Michael W. Ward



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Fax:  312.471.8701
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Michael Ward possesses that rare combination of the love of a wide breadth of transactional real estate work and a passion for knowing his clients deeply and understanding their business. This unique approach to real estate emanates from Michael’s adherence to practical solutions from a business perspective. What’s best for the client is at the heart of what’s best for the deal.

Michael advises and counsels clients on a wide variety of legal issues in commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, construction, and financing. Michael draws from his experience with documenting and negotiating transactions, commercial litigation, alternative financing, and real estate development.

When Michael isn’t spending time helping clients solve their business issues, you will likely find him with his family and friends, seeing live music, playing golf, engaging in cross-fit training, and watching football and basketball. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and remains dedicated and connected to his Cleveland roots.

  • Education

      • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
        • J.D. Certificate Program in Business Law, 2012
      • Ohio University, B.B.A., 2009, cum laude

    Bar Admissions

      • Illinois
  • Professional Memberships

      • American Bar Association
      • Illinois State Bar Association
      • Chicago Bar Association
      • International Council of Shopping Centers


      • B’nai B’rith Sports Lodge – Chicago Chapter