Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce the further expansion of the firm’s Chicago office with the arrival of three attorneys in the Real Estate Practice Group. Ruth A. Schoenmeyer has joined the firm as partner, and Kathleen Dempsey Boyle and Stephanie J. Kim have joined the firm as counsel.
Ms. Schoenmeyer is the fifth partner to join the firm in Chicago, and the third real estate partner added there since the office opened in May 2019. The Real Estate Practice Group has added ten new attorneys in New York and Chicago since the beginning of 2019 – five partners, three counsel and two associates.
“With extensive leasing and transactional experience and deep community ties, Ruth complements our team in Chicago and continues the strategic growth of our real estate practice,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland. “After strategically increasing our presence in Chicago and New York over the past year, the addition of Ruth, Kathy and Stephanie further underscores our capabilities in key global real estate markets.”
“In addition to growing our Chicago team, Ruth, Kathy and Stephanie deepen our existing leasing practice,” said Victor P. Haley, Co-Head of Global Real Estate and Planning. “Their substantial practices augment our Chicago, US and international real estate capabilities, allowing us to service clients over a broader geographic footprint than ever before.”
Ms. Schoenmeyer, who joins from White & Case, has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, both in-house and in private practice. She advises clients on a variety of transactions, including leasing, redevelopment, disposition and acquisition matters. Her clients include retailers, developers, quick-service restaurant chains, and logistics companies. She frequently speaks and writes about commercial real estate leasing topics and is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Ms. Boyle, who joins from Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle, has more than 35 years of experience counseling clients on all aspects of commercial real estate leasing, development and redevelopment. She represents developers, landlords and tenants regarding retail, mixed-use, office, warehouse and industrial projects. Prior to private practice, she spent several years as associate general counsel at one of the largest shopping mall operators in the US, and as of counsel at the world’s largest tire sales and auto service retailer. Ms. Boyle is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Ms. Kim, who also joins from White & Case, has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. Her experience includes commercial real estate leasing on behalf of property owners and tenants of retail, shopping centers, office, industrial and other commercial properties. She also has experience representing developers, property owners and purchasers in the development, acquisition, disposition and management of office, commercial, industrial, condominium, vacant and residential properties.