Latimer LeVay Fyock, LLCLatimer LeVay Fyock, LLC
Lauren E. Anderson
Lauren E. Anderson

Lauren E. Anderson

Partner312.667.1361landerson@llflegal.com
  • Biography
  • Credentials
  • Experience

A partner in the firm’s Commercial Lending Group, Lauren leverages her creativity, foresight, and knowledge to identify and address problems so they don’t become impediments to a transaction. Her clients value Lauren not only for the sound counsel she provides and the meticulous documentation she crafts, but also for the efficiency and responsiveness with which she does so.

Lauren handles both real estate and commercial and industrial finance transactions and drafts loan documents of all kinds and complexity, focusing on resolving the array of issues that arise throughout the lifecycle of a loan. Her talents and professionalism have facilitated countless transactions and earned her inclusion on Leading Lawyers Magazine’s list of Rising Stars for several years in a row. Whether she is involved in an acquisition, construction, mezzanine, bridge, line of credit, or refinance loans, Lauren endeavors to offer innovative solutions that move a transaction to a smooth and timely closing, providing her clients peace of mind and allowing them to focus on their business goals.

A graduate of Wheaton College, Lauren earned her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. When not serving her clients, she enjoys cooking, wine-tasting, reading, going out to new restaurants in the city, and traveling.

Education

  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Wheaton College, 2002, B.A.

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Real Estate Finance Forum

 

Experience

Commercial Loan Transactions

  • Residential and Multi-Family Projects

    • Represent lead lender with respect to a $25 million loan for the development of twenty-five (25) apartment buildings with 203 units in northern Indiana.

    • Represent lead lender in a syndicated loan to a developer for the construction of a thirty-three (33) story, 265 unit apartment building with retail space and parking in Chicago, Illinois.

    • Represent a major institutional lender on multiple loan transactions, each approximately $20 million, for the construction of single-family homes throughout Colorado.

    • Assist national bank on numerous acquisition and construction loans for townhome projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.

  • Retail Transactions

    • Represent a commercial bank in connection with four loan transactions, in the aggregate amount of approximately $47 million, for the construction of retail centers in Indiana and Wisconsin.

    • Counsel regional bank as to potential issues regarding the acquisition and development of numerous strip malls throughout northern Indiana.

    • Represent lender with respect to term, construction and revolving loans to developer of an office and commercial building being submitted to the Illinois Condominium Act.

    • Draft and negotiate loan documents secured by nursing homes in Texas.

  • Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Transactions

    • Participate in representation of a commercial bank in connection with $9.5 million loans for the refinance and acquisition of various car dealerships throughout Illinois.

    • Represent the lead lender in connection with a syndicated C&I loan of approximately $23 million for the acquisition of a 142,000 square foot industrial building and the refinance of existing debt.

    • Draft and negotiate documents with respect to C&I loans made to affiliated entities for the acquisition and operation of fourteen (14) gas stations in Illinois

Real Estate Transactions

  • Draft purchase agreement and easements for a bankrupt entity in connection with the sale of environmentally contaminated parcels to a quasi-governmental agency and the clean-up of each parcel.

  • Draft amendments to the conditions, covenants and restrictions (“CC&Rs”) and reciprocal easement agreement to allow construction of a convenience store within a client-owned gas station at a shopping center.

  • Represent a developer regarding an $8,000,000 acquisition loan for the redevelopment of three industrial buildings with 1.3 million sq. ft. on approximately 15 acres of land.

  • Analyze and negotiate leases for various landlords and tenants in California and Illinois.