Kaitlin Duran

Schiff Hardin LLP

Kaitlin Riley Duran practices primarily in real estate, representing clients in a wide range of commercial deals—including investment fund acquisitions, loan transactions, property acquisitions and sales, corporate M&A deals, lease negotiations, and development projects. Her work has also included private client and corporate counselling.

Kaitlin excels in complex work representing clients in large, multi-state, and multi-entity transactions. She also tackles smaller deals and private client counseling with equal dedication. In both contexts, Kaitlin values organization, communication, creativity, and a hands-on work approach to keep deals moving smoothly and to keep clients satisfied.

When working with clients, Kaitlin listens first and always. She knows that hearing and understanding a client’s needs is critical to delivering exceptional results.


  • Development
    • Represented an Illinois developer in connection with its joint-venture acquisition and financing of a Chicago development project.
    • Assisting a real estate company in its joint-venture ground lease project developing a shopping mall center on the east coast.
  • Acquisitions and Sales
    • Closed a 28-property acquisition for a REIT involving a loan of over $240 million.
    • Assisted a real estate company in its $170 million dollar sale of a commercial office building in downtown Chicago.
    • Assisted a real estate company in its $53 million dollar sale of a multi-unit Illinois apartment complex.
    • Assisted a real estate company it its $32 million dollar acquisition of a commercial office building in downtown Chicago with over 45 commercial and retail tenants.
    • Represented a regional manufacturing company in its sale of an office building and related property.
  • Leasing
    • Represented a stone and concrete refractory manufacturer and supplier with its lease of an industrial office and warehouse building.
    • Assisted a national electronics supplier in its leasing of an industrial warehouse building.
    • Represented multiple nonprofit organizations in their leases of downtown Chicago commercial office spaces.
    • Represents a national food supplier with its tenant leasing and subleasing needs
  • Finance
    • Represented an investment client in its $98 million refinancing of two apartment complexes in California.
    • Assisted a lender client in its $40 million mortgage and mezzanine financing of six multi-state nursing home properties.
    • Assisted a national dental office leasing business in securing $150 million and $40 million loan facilities. Regularly assist the same client with various collateral swaps and other refinancing and restructuring deals related to the facilities.
    • Regularly assists investment and development company clients in securing building and construction loans for industrial properties throughout Illinois.


  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Fordham University, M.S., Teaching, 2011
  • Indiana University, B.A., English, 2009


  • Illinois


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • IU Maurer Chicago Young Alumni Committee
  • Associate member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Chicago


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