Michael J. McKeever

Partner, Chicago



Michael J. McKeever is a Partner in the Global M&A Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate Industry Group, based in the Chicago office.  Michael's practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate, including joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financings and workouts.

The clients Michael has represented include Walton Street Capital, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, Creek Lane Capital, StonebridgeCarras, Mesa West Capital, Commonfund Realty Investors, Oaktree Capital Management, Zeller Realty Group, JMB Realty Corporation, and Waterton Associates.

Bars and Courts
Illinois State Bar
Northwestern University School of Law
Stanford University


Michael's representative experience includes the representation of:

AutoLotto, Inc., a leading platform to play the lottery online, in its US$526 million business combination with Trident Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: TDACU, TDAC, TDACW), a SPAC.

FG New America Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FGNA), a SPAC, in its US$800 million business combination with Opportunity Financial, LLC, a leading financial technology platform that focuses on helping middle income, credit-challenged consumers build a better financial path through affordable personal loans.

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

An institutional real estate investor in the acquisition and joint venture of a mixed-use development project in Washington DC. In addition to the acquisition and joint venture, Michael represented the joint venture in multiple construction loans for the different portions of the project and the sale of the different portions of the project.

An institutional real estate investor in connection with the acquisition and financing of an 11-building office/warehouse park in Miami, Florida.

Institutional investors in the initial leasing of newly constructed office buildings.

Institutional investors in the formation of numerous joint ventures with operating partners for the acquisition of office buildings, shopping centers, multi-family apartment projects and hotels throughout the United States.

Real estate debt funds in connection with financing of office buildings, shopping centers, multi-family apartment projects and industrial properties throughout the United States.

An institutional real estate investor in the acquisition financing of a landmark building in Times Square and the construction financing of a new hotel in Times Square.

The developer in a joint venture with a state pension plan in connection with the development of a mixed-use project in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

Awards and Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2010 - 2020