Marc A. Benjamin | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Marc Benjamin
Marc Benjamin

Marc A. Benjamin

Partner, Chicago

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Marc A. Benjamin is a Partner in the Global M&A Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate Industry Group, based in the Chicago office. Marc's practice focuses on sophisticated real estate transactions, including the representation of institutional and private investors, and owners and developers in connection with the acquisition, disposition, development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate properties. Marc's practice also emphasizes the negotiation and structuring of complex joint venture agreements.

Marc's experience includes a wide range of asset types, including office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, land for residential development, industrial properties and vineyards.

Marc's practice emphasizes: Acquisitions and Dispositions, Joint Ventures, Development, Financing, Retail, Office and Industrial Leasing, Hotel Management and Related Agreements.

Bars and Courts

  • Illinois State Bar
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BA, University of Wisconsin–Madison


  • English


Marc's representative experience prior to joining the Firm includes the representation of:

An institutional real estate investor in the US$2.875 billion sale of a 29 property office portfolio.

A joint venture in connection with the acquisition of a mixed-use project consisting of a regional shopping center, two hotels and three office buildings; and the subsequent expansion of the center to add two national department stores.

An owner/developer in connection with the redevelopment and expansion of regional shopping centers nationally.

An institutional real estate investor in the formation of joint venture focused on the acquisition of land for residential development throughout the United States, and subsequent land acquisitions.

A sponsor/developer in the formation of joint venture to acquire land and develop luxury rental residences.

An institutional owner of residential condominium property in connection with financing, restructuring and refinancing of condominium conversion project.

An owner/developer in connection with the acquisition and redevelopment of an international hotel brand.

An institutional real estate investor in connection with the acquisition and then later sale of four hotel properties.

An institutional owner of approximately 120 property industrial portfolio.

An institutional real estate investor in the sale of vineyards.

The negotiation of a ground lease and related documentation in connection with the development of a casino project in Schenectady, NY.

The acquisition of a US$1.1 billion industrial portfolio.