Nicole has a hybrid practice focusing on all aspects of litigation and real estate. She counsels clients on general litigation matters and assists clients with various transactional real estate matters.
She is skilled in drafting and negotiating all types of documents in connection with real estate and development transactions, including construction contracts, retail and office leases, easements and service contracts. Her extensive experience includes representing start-ups and expanding businesses from initial brainstorming to completion - drafting purchase agreements and drafting corporate documents, including MWBE certifications.
Nicole also has substantial litigation experience which enables her to assist corporations, lenders and home owners to defend and prosecute breach of contract and fraud claims, lien priority disputes, chain of title issues, mortgage fraud, fraudulent conveyances, easement rights and foreclosures. She has experience in all aspects of litigation, from drafting motions and managing discovery to building strategies for judicial hearings, preparing for trials and negotiating settlements.
She also counsels a variety of clients, including developers, landlords, tenants, corporate owners and investors, with respect to real estate investing, acquisitions and dispositions, and development, including vacant land, office buildings, industrial properties, restaurants, mixed-use projects, residential developments and condominium projects. She also counsels clients on real estate tax appeals. On the financial services side, Nicole has vast experience counseling lenders and investors holding distressed assets to work towards resolution through work-outs, deed-in-lieu of foreclosure and consent foreclosures.
- Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2007)
- University of Michigan (B.A., 2003)
- Psychology and Sociology
- Illinois Land Title Association, Title Committee and Legislative Committee (2011 – present)
- CARPLS, associate board member (2008 - 2020)
- Missy’s Backpack, Board of Directors (2013 - 2020)
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association