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James B. Rosenbloom

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Jim Rosenbloom is a firm founder and a Principal in the Real Estate Group. Over his 40-year legal career, he has maintained a broad-based practice representing clients in real estate, commercial finance and bankruptcy matters. He represents institutions and investors in financing transactions for real estate acquisitions, refinancings, restructurings and working capital. He also represents them in purchasing and selling real estate assets, including whole loans or loan tranches.

Mr. Rosenbloom’s real estate transactional experience includes acquisitions and dispositions, mortgage financing and syndication, renovation and construction financings, commercial leasing, sale-leaseback transactions, construction contracting and bankruptcy. He has extensive experience in real estate loan restructurings, foreclosures, workouts, distressed loan sales and intercreditor issues. His commercial finance experience includes structuring secured and cash-flow loans to finance leveraged buyouts and debtors in possession, as well as complex working capital financings with real estate and personal property as collateral.

Mr. Rosenbloom is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Estate Committee and Real Estate Finance Subcommittee. Since 2006, Mr. Rosenbloom has been selected by his peers to be included in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been individually ranked by Chambers USA and recognized annually by the Leading Lawyers Network and Super Lawyers.

Mr. Rosenbloom lectured law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1993 to 2014, where he taught classes on commercial real estate transactions and real estate finance. He was a faculty member of the Practicing Law Institute from 1994 to 1996, and has participated in numerous speaking engagements. 

He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1972, and his B.A. in History, cum laude, from Yale University in 1969. From 1972 to 1973, he served as a law clerk to the late Hon. Bernard M. Decker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

Mr. Rosenbloom is admitted to practice in Illinois. 



Chicago Office
55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792

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  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1972
  • Yale University, B.A., History, cum laude, 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member; Real Estate Committee, Member; Real Estate Finance Subcommittee, Member

Attorneys At Law

55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196


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