Jennifer L. Worstell  |  Partner

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Jennifer L. Worstell concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate finance, commercial real estate lending, secured and unsecured lending, commercial and residential real estate transactions. Jennifer represents financial institutions, mezzanine lenders, real estate developers, purchasers, sellers and other parties in various financing and transactional capacities, including:

• Real estate finance
• Commercial real estate lending transactions, including documentation and modification
• Commercial mortgage-backed securities transactions
• Creditors’ rights and loan enforcement transactions, including foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu and discounted pay-offs (“short sales”)
• Real estate contract documentation and negotiation
• Real estate sales and purchases
• Purchases and sales of businesses and assets
• Real estate litigation
• Commercial contract documentation and negotiation
• General business

Admissions to practice

• State of Illinois (1999)
• Northern District of Illinois (1999)

Professional Memberships, Associations and Affiliations

• American Bar Association
• Illinois State Bar Association
• Chicago Bar Association
• Illinois Bankers Association
• Community Bankers Association of Illinois
• Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association, Past President
• FamilyFarmed
    ° Board of Directors (2011 – present)
     ° Treasurer of the Board of Directors (2012 – present)
     ° Chairperson and Advisory Board Member, Good Food Financing Conference (2013-2015)
     ° Advisory Board Member and Co-Chairperson, Financing Farm to Fork Conference (2011-2012)
• The John Marshall School of Law, Center of Real Estate Law, Advisory Board
• CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), Chicago Chapter
• Good Food Business Accelerator, Mentor
• PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving), Development Board
• Old Town Triangle Association, Neighborhood Improvements Committee
•, Treekeepers Volunteer
• Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of Illinois


• The John Marshall Law School, LL.M, Real Estate, 2008
• Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, JD, 1998
    ° Federal Communications Law Journal, Senior Articles Editor
    ° Worstell, Jennifer L (1998), Note, Section 253 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996: A Permanent Physical Appropriation          of Private Property That Must Be Justly Compensated, 50 FED. COMM. L.J. 441 
• Indiana University School of Business - Bloomington, MBA, Finance, 1998
• Indiana University – Bloomington, BS, Business, French, 1994
    ° Honors Division
    ° Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity Member
• Université Paris Dauphine, 1993 
• Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1990