attorneys « New Search
« Back
Photo of Kathryn Kovitz Arnold

Kathryn Kovitz Arnold
Practice Group Chair / Partner

KATHRYN KOVITZ ARNOLD is chair of the firm's Real Estate practice group and chair of its Condominium practice group. Kathryn has played a key role in shaping the landscape of many of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods and business communities. Kathryn has a wide-ranging real estate practice, focusing in the areas of real estate development, commercial and residential condominium development and conversion, mixed-use projects, restaurants, leasing, mixed-use high-rise development, vertical subdivisions and separations, and commercial financing (lender and borrower representation).

Her experience in real estate matters also includes the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, the negotiation of lease agreements, and negotiation of financing documentation for financial institutions and businesses, including representation of securitized lenders and serving as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys with respect to Illinois law matters.

Gaming Industry Real Estate Work

  • Land acquisitions and ground lease for Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans.
  • Land acquisitions and real estate work for Black Hawk Casinos in Colorado.
  • Real estate issues for the City of Detroit Casinos.
  • Real estate work and land acquisitions for Revel Casino in Atlantic City.
  • Real estate work for Majestic Star Casino.
  • Real estate work for Indiana river boats.
  • Real estate work for Gaming and Entertainment Management (GEM).
  • Real estate work for Great River Entertainment.

Kathryn has been awarded an AV® Peer Review Rating (Preeminent) by LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability, has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law from 2010-2018 and has been elected to Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers. In 2017 she was named to Crain’s Chicago Business’s inaugural list of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago.

Speeches and Publications
Kathryn is a regular invited presenter at seminars, addressing industry professionals on topics relating to real estate and condominium development and conversion. Kathryn has also drafted and consulted on new legislation and local ordinances regarding condominium law and administration. Kathryn is active with the Chicago Bar Association and served as Chair of its Condominium Subcommittee from 2002 through 2008. She speaks for the National Business Institute at Condominium Law seminars. Additionally, she is a guest lecturer at Kellogg School of Management and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Representative Condominium Projects and Mixed Use Developments

  • The New York Private Residences
  • River City Private Residences and River City Marina
  • The West Loop Lofts (10 property loftominium conversion)
  • The Elm at Clark Private Residences
  • Four Lakes Condominium Homes in Lisle, Illinois (multi-phase conversion)
  • Superior West Private Residences
  • 2000 North Lincoln Park West Private Residences
  • Park Bloomingdale Condominium
  • The Superior at LaSalle Private Residences
  • 2625 North Clark Private Residences
  • Ravenswood Town Center
  • Superior 110 Condominiums
  • James Place Private Residences
  • Reciprocal easement agreement for The John Hancock building
  • Midtown Crossing Condominiums
  • Harper Court in Hyde Park