Wendy represents local, regional and national lenders in complex finance transactions, including participations, syndications, commercial real estate loans, construction financing and asset-based loans. 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 handles workouts, forbearance agreements and deed in lieu transactions for institutional and private lenders and 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 and the Illinois State Bar Association. She has spoken on a variety of real estate topics, including “The Greening of America’s Real Estate.” Wendy has also been designated a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers (2008-2010; 2012-2013).
In the Community
Wendy sits on the Board of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance where she serves as Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.
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.