Nancy Olson is head of the Real Estate Group in Skadden’s Chicago office and is active in all areas of the firm’s real estate practice. Ms. Olson advises on real estate investment trust (REIT) formation, structuring and related transactions, financings, portfolio and single-asset acquisitions and dispositions, joint venture transactions, private equity investment, real estate fund formation and investment, leasing, distressed asset workouts and reorganizations, and real property development. She is a member of the firm’s REIT Group.
Ms. Olson represents both lenders and borrowers in connection with her real estate finance practice. She advises clients with respect to secured and unsecured loans, lines of credit and construction loan facilities, including for REITs and other clients owning and leasing office properties, industrial properties, hotels and resorts, shopping centers, and residential and mixed-use properties, and has extensive experience advising lenders and borrowers in connection with debt restructuring transactions in and out of bankruptcy.
Ms. Olson also represents numerous investors with respect to real property acquisitions and dispositions and U.S. and international private real estate fund, partnership and joint venture investments, and real estate funds in connection with their formation and financing transactions.
Ms. Olson has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She also was named as one of the “Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago” in 2017 and as one of “Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers” in 2018 by Crain’s Custom Media. Ms. Olson was also recognized among the “Women of Influence” in the July/August 2013 issue of Real Estate Forum.
- J.D., Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, 1996
- B.A., Northwestern University, 1993
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