Jeffrey Usow is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and serves as a Firm Practice Leader for the global Real Estate Group. He represents a number of investment advisors, real estate private investment funds, real estate investment trusts and real estate operating companies in a variety of matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, forward commitments and asset management activities. He has significant experience with the real estate investment group of a Chicago-based insurance company, including loans for a variety of property types, equity participations, credit enhancements, workouts and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. He also has been the real estate counsel in real estate private equity and real estate company acquisition transactions. In addition to being involved in transactions across the country, he has been involved in developing the firm's international real estate practice and is a co-chair of the real estate group’s Latin American practice.
Jeffrey has been Chambers-rated the last nine years and clients say in Chambers USA that Jeffrey wins acclaim for “providing fast, thoughtful counsel” (2015), "showing complete dedication to his craft, the client and the transaction in hand" (2011), and that he is “very bright, astute and creative” (2010) when working for clients on complex real estate transactions. Jeffrey was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2015. He also serves as Board member of the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison, James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate.