Alvin Katz is a partner in the Chicago office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP with a widely diversified practice, representing real estate investors and developers in joint ventures and partnerships, acquisitions and dispositions of real property, debt and equity financings, and management and leasing transactions. Alvin is consistently ranked in the top tier of Chicago real estate lawyers by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which quotes clients who describe him as “a really good lawyer with great business sense” , “[f]antastic ... stellar at explaining key points during transactions ... a go to lawyer who is at the top of his game” , “a smart and sophisticated attorney who absolutely deserves his top-tier ranking”, and “probably the best for joint ventures”. Legal 500 calls him “an absolutely first class lawyer” and says that Alvin “comes up very frequently” among the real estate lawyers clients mention most, quoting clients who describe him as “a really big name in the market,” and “outstanding ... as good as it gets.” He has also been selected for inclusion in Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law, The Best Lawyers in America, Leading Lawyers in Illinois and Illinois Super Lawyers. During more than 30 years of practice, Alvin has been involved in virtually every aspect of the real estate industry. In recent years his practice has focused on representing clients that provide equity capital for real estate transactions, including opportunity funds, investment advisers, public and private pension funds, and real estate investment trusts. In recognition of his accomplishments in real estate law, he has been selected for membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Alvin received his law degree from Stanford Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, with a minor in art history, magna cum laude with honors from the University of Michigan.