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   3Anthony R. LicataChicago(312) 836-4028alicata@taftlaw.comalicata@taftlaw.comTaft Stettinius & Hollister LLPwww.taftlaw.comwww.taftlaw.comlicataanthonyr.jpgLand Use, Zoning & Condemnation LawReal Estate Law: CommercialReal Estate Law: Finance
Anthony R.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
111 E Wacker Dr Ste 2800
Chicago IL 60601-3713
Ph.(312) 836-4028 Fx.(312) 527-2474
Recommended by peers in:
Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law
Real Estate Law: Commercial
Real Estate Law: Finance
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Licata's practice focuses on major commercial real estate transactions and on private equity venture capital matters.

Mr. Licata entered the practice of law in 1979, concentrating in real estate. In 1984, he became vice president and general counsel of The Broadacre Companies, a real estate developer with offices in Chicago and San Francisco, while remaining of counsel to his law firm with an active practice in real estate and venture capital matters. In 1989, as part of a reorganization of The Broadacre Companies, Mr. Licata became the president of Broadacre Partners, Inc., with responsibility for the management of the North Pier Chicago mixed-use development.

In 1992, he returned to his law firm, before joining Shefsky & Froelich in 1995, where he was chief operating officer prior to the merger with Taft. He has been awarded an AV? Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1979

Retainer:  varies upon case

Year of Birth:  1954

Law School:  Harvard University Law School,J.D., 1979
Law School Honors/Involvement:  cum laude

Undergraduate School:  MacMurray College, B.S., 1976
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  summa cum laude

Representative Clients:  
ORIX Corporation: various commercial transactions

American Medical Association: Anchor Office Lease at Union Station, Chicago, IL

Commonwealth Edison Company: Block 37 Development, Chicago, IL

Millennium Park Joint Venture: Development of the Park Grill in Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

Employment History:  
Partner-in-Charge, Taft's Chicago office (2014-present)
Chief Operating Officer, Shefsky & Froelich (1998 - 2013)
Shareholder, Shefsky & Froelich (1995 - 2013)
Partner, Sidley & Austin (1992 - 1995)
President and General Counsel, The Broadacre Companies (1989 - 1992)
Vice President and General Counsel, The Broadacre Companies (1984 - 1989)
Associate, Sidley & Austin (1979 - 1984)

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association

Community Involvement:  
Mr. Licata holds leadership positions in a wide range of civic, professional, public service, and corporate organizations. His primary activities include the following:

J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
- Adjunct Professor, 1989-present

Illinois Capital Development Board
- Chair, 2003-present

Highland Park Plan Commission
- Member, 1996-2004
- Vice Chair, 2002-2003
- Chair, 2003-2004

Highland Park Housing Commission
- Member, 2005-present
- Chair, 2006-present

Highland Park United Way
- Board of Directors
- Secretary, 2007

Kohl Children's Museum
- Member, Board of Trustees, 1999-present

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
- Member, Board of Directors, 2001-present

International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Real Estate
- Member

Ely Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society
- Member

DB Aviation, Inc., Waukegan, Illinois
- Member, Board of Directors, 2000-present

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Illinois
- Member, Board of Directors, 1988-1997

Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
- Member, Board of Directors, 1994-2000

McClier Corporation
- Member, Board of Directors, 1988-1997

Midwestern University
- Member, Board of Trustees, 1990-1998
- Vice Chair, 1994-1995
- Member, Finance Committee, Executive Committee, Committee on Management Information System Acquisition

Published Legal Writing:  
"Personal Guarantees: A Philosophical Perspective," Real Estate Review, Spring 1990.

"Evaluating Deals: Watching the Cash Flow," Probate and Property, Fall 1987.

"2149 Lincoln Park West: Bad News for Mortgage Lenders," 63 Chicago Bar Record, July 1981.

"Variable Rate Mortgages Under the Illinois Usury Law," 62 Chicago Bar Record, June 1981.

"Problems of Interest and Usury," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1979.

"Zero Base Sunset Review," 24 Harvard Journal on Legislation, April 1977.

Mr. Licata has lectured at Continuing Legal Education Seminars on Land Use Law (January 2003) and on Commercial Real Estate Leases (September 2002).

Firm Description:  
With more than 400 attorneys, Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona, and maintains a presence in Florida.

The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including business and finance, business restructuring, bankruptcy and creditor rights, environmental, health and life sciences, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, private client, real estate, and tax.

Since 1885, Taft has maintained a constant focus: to provide clients, both large and small, with legal advice and services that meet the highest possible standards.

Practice Group Description:  Real Estate

Family:  Wife, Susan; Daughter, Haley1013075
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