Wendy heads Carlson Dash’s Commercial Real Estate department. She focuses her practice in the areas of commercial real estate finance, commercial purchase and sale transactions, and commercial leases.
In her commercial real estate finance practice, Wendy represents financial institutions and private lenders in complex finance transactions, including participations, syndications, commercial real estate loans, construction financing, and asset-based loans. Her experience also includes restructurings and workouts, forbearance agreements, and deed in lieu transactions.
In addition to finance transactions, Wendy handles acquisitions and dispositions of all asset classes of commercial real estate for purchasers and sellers and represents landlords and tenants in the negotiation of commercial leases for multi-use buildings, retail, office, and industrial space.
Wendy also provides general outside counsel advice to lenders, for-profit corporations, not-for-profit entities, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
In the Profession
Wendy is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Wisconsin Bar Association.
In the Community
Away from the office, Wendy likes to spend as much time as possible outside, preferably near water, and often accompanied by her dog, Lola. She and her husband are frequently on the sidelines of their son’s baseball, flag football and volleyball games, cheering for the teams. Wendy enjoys traveling and exploring new places with family and friends and reads fiction every chance she gets.
Get to Know Wendy
What are your favorite sports teams?
I grew up watching Cardinals baseball and Illinois basketball, but do not pay much attention to sports these days beyond my son’s soccer and baseball games. Although the Cubs World Series win was interesting to watch!
What charitable cause do you feel passionate about?
I spent 10 years serving on the Board of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, supporting educational and cultural programming. I am passionate about causes that support, protect and advance education, nature and children, and work to prevent, treat and cure all types of cancer.
Which vacation spot would you recommend?
Hawaii is a favorite. Peru was magical. I would love to get back to Spain someday. I studied there over 20 years ago and had hoped to return every four years.