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MacDonald, Lee & Senechalle, Ltd. Motto
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Ronald J. Senechalle

Ronald Senechalle

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Highlights of Practice:

  • Experience representing private and public sector clients in commercial, industrial, retail, office, religious/educational and not-for-profit real estate acquisitions, leases and sales.

  • Represents owners and investors in land re-development projects including real estate tax increment and municipal sales tax share development agreements.

  • Represents clients leasing to national retailers including AT&T, GNC Corp., Chipotle, Jewel Foods, Sears, State Farm, Radio Shack, Petco, Back to Bed, GameStop, Mariano’s, Caribou Coffee, BP Amoco, Thorntons, Dunkin’ Donuts, PNC Bank, and others.

  • Represented developer in 47-acre acquisition and re-development of Milwaukee Wisconsin lakefront parcel with site remediation and other environmental and administrative components.

  • Provides full-range leasing representation to global provider of business service outsourcing with over 100 locations in US, Canada and 12 other countries.

  • Representing public company in $100MM acquisition of 16 owned sites and 24 leased sites in 17 states.

  • Represented largest US-based publicly traded water utility in Illinois Real Estate matters.

  • Represented national big box retailer on lease protection in real estate foreclosure and eviction litigation.

  • Represents publicly traded national hazardous waste and oil recycling company on site acquisitions, leases, zoning and financing matters.

  • Worked on state incentives under state workforce investment act and state jobs creation act involving the siting and construction of $150,000MM+ oil refinery.

  • Represented public company in $140MM syndicated financing transaction.

  • Represented billion-dollar international waste management company on its national real estate matters.

  • Represented Private Investors in real estate joint venture and loan work-out involving CMBS Loans of $11.5MM.

  • Represented commercial clients in Illinois Industrial Revenue Bond financing.

  • Represented clients in cell tower and billboard site lease transactions.

  • Represented title insurer on Illinois title underwriting issues several Illinois Banks in commercial financing transactions.

  • Speaker on real estate issues and co-authored Real Estate Development, Beginning to End. Contributed on ADA building code issues for a National Building Code Association publication.

  • Represented Fortune 500 Company in sale of its Illinois Headquarters.

  • Handled shopping center sale/acquisition transactions and center leasing, management and financing.

  • Structured and completed numerous forward and reverse IRC Sec. 1031 exchanges.

  • Obtained property tax exemption status for religious, governmental and other not-for-profit organizations.

  • Handled Golf Course and other real property acquisitions for municipal entities.

  • Handled condemnation for public company during O’Hare Airport expansion.

  • Plan Commission Member for the City of St. Charles from 1995-1998. Involved in development, annexation and planning and zoning process for the development of more than 2,500 homesites and over 300 acres of commercial/retail development.

  • Experience in Illinois Site Remediation Program concerning industrial, commercial and multi-family developments.

  • Negotiated and handled purchase of distressed property and leases through auction process from Bankruptcy Estate.

  • Named an Illinois Leading Lawyer, 2013-2019 and named in Top Attorneys – Western Suburbs.

  • Represented buyer on largest residential real estate transaction in Sangamon Co. involving 400+ apartment units.

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