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Michael B. Manuel

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Michael Manuel is a counselor in the firm with over 30 years of experience concentrating in Real Estate. He represents both institutional and entrepreneurial clients in the full range of commercial real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, leasing, mortgage and mezzanine finance, syndications,  joint ventures, negotiating and closing transactions, restructuring, workouts, and bankruptcy and foreclosures.

Mr. Manuel also heads the Climate Change & Resource Conservation Group. As governments and private companies react to concerns about carbon pollution and scarcity of vital natural resources, the business and legal landscape is changing. The Climate Change & Resource Conservation Group was formed to assist our clients in preparing for change and to provide counsel in leading edge sectors such as carbon trading, renewable energy production and transmission, and clean technology finance.

While receiving his law degree from Northwestern University, he was an associate editor for the Northwestern University Law Review. Mr. Manuel sits on the board of the Chicago Access Corporation which oversees the Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV), a non-profit, quasi-governmental corporation organized to provide cable television access to Chicago residents and Chicago's not-for-profit, arts, social, political and other community organizations.

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

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

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Industry Focus


  • Northwestern University, J.D., 1988
  • University of Michigan, B.S. in Natural Resources, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

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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