Kenneth Denberg

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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North Franklin Street 151
Chicago 60606 IL US

Kenneth H. Denberg is an experienced real estate and business lawyer in practice since 1960. He represents owners and operators of real estate in purchase and sale transactions, including complex, multi-state transactions for both established companies and new developers.

As a business lawyer, he handles the formation and representation of closely held corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships. He is experienced in handling secured real estate lending transactions, joint venture negotiations and estate matters as they pertain to business and commercial ventures.

Mr. Denberg’s clients also include restaurants and owners of liquor licenses whom he represents in alcoholic beverage licensing matters. Mr. Denberg joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in January 2007. Previously he was of counsel at the Chicago firm of Michael Best & Friedrich.

Mr. Denberg began his legal career in 1960 as an associate of Block & Solomon. He was a solo practitioner from 1965 to 1970, and in 1971 started his own firm, Bloom & Denberg, which later became Bloom, Denberg & Vanasco, and still later, Denberg, Vanasco and Shukovsky. In 1981, Mr. Denberg became a partner of Schwarz and Freeman, which later merged with Michael Best.

Representative Matters :

  • Sale of a large shopping center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to an Australian pension fund. The property has separate outlots and REAs that required separate negotiations for estoppels.
  • Acquisition on behalf of client William Sharp of a community golf course and clubhouse. Also represented in the negotiations with a prospective joint venture partner who is also an owner of community golf courses to combine their operations and acquire seven to 10 additional courses to own, operate and develop.
  • Purchase of the Inverrary Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale and representation of the purchasers as they worked with the village to spin out 200 home sites for development while continuing to operate the golf course and club.
  • Acquisition of five parcels of land on the Milwaukee Avenue business corridor in Chicago on behalf of a group of developers. He worked closely with their zoning attorney in negotiations with the Alderman and neighborhood group committee to develop a plan for the project that included residential and commercial units and off-street parking for this successful development.
  • Acquisition of three CVS Pharmacy properties as the second phase of a Section 1031 exchange, working closely with his client’s accountant to structure the acquisitions without taxable income to the client.

Professional Affiliations :

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bank Association

Education :

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1959
  • B.A., University of Illinois, 1956

Admissions :

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


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