Michael J. Levick

Managing Partner, Chicago
Direct Dial: 312-577-7041
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Mr. Levick has established a national practice with clients comprised of REITs, developers, asset managers and high net worth entrepreneurs, all of whom value his ability to understand their needs and translate those needs in terms end-users, lenders, purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants of real estate will also understand. He brings with him over 20 years of experience and a network of relationships, all of which give him a unique ability to complete deals within the defined objectives of the client.  Having worked with the largest and most dynamic retailers and REITs, he is uniquely positioned to add not only legal services, but general business counseling rarely found from legal service providers.

Initially, Mr. Levick’s experience focused in retail-related properties.  Past clients include Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Home Depot among retail tenants, and landlords of various sizes and geographic scope, including Inland, and various other Midwest and sunbelt-based REITs.

In more recent years, Mr. Levick’s practice area has expanded to many other asset classes within real estate, including multi-family, medical office, industrial, and general office. 

Mr. Levick acted as the Managing Partner of Levick Legal Group, LLC, a Chicago-based real estate boutique law firm.  Mr. Levick also previously founded and acted as the managing partner of two other law firms in suburban Chicago, each bearing his name.  In each circumstance, he handled commercial real estate development, acquisitions, leasing, finance, business law and general contracts law.

Prior to forming his suburban Chicago firms, Mr. Levick honed his business counseling skills in an in-house capacity, having significant roles as in-house legal counsel.  He acted as Senior Counsel at Walgreen Co., where he handled real estate acquisitions, development, leasing and finance.  Mr. Levick also worked in the law departments of Home Depot, Inc. and IRT Property Company, a NYSE-traded real estate investment trust, now a part of Regency Centers.

Mr. Levick has lectured in the past for the International Council of Shopping Centers as a featured speaker in the field of shopping center law, has served as a negotiation trainer for the Real Estate Investment Association, and has acted as a real estate mentor for the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation.  He continues to speak on current issues related to the real estate industry.

Mr. Levick supports the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, the MS Society and Hands of Peace.

Mr. Levick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where he graduated with distinction with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology.

Mr. Levick received his Juris Doctor from University of Georgia School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and was awarded the Harold A. Shertz Essay Award, an annual award for the best legal writing by a law student in the United States.

Georgia State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
International Council of Shopping Centers