Margaret A. Christie

Partner

machristie@gct.law

Contacts

Direct: 312.696.2042

Areas of Practice

Commercial Real Estate

Corporate

Margaret Christie counsels clients in a range of businesses, which include entrepreneurial, family-owned and middle-market firms, as well as high net worth individuals, typically with substantial commercial real estate holdings and environmental assets.

Margaret believes that helping clients achieve their goals while providing a high level of personal service and care is at the heart of her work. She has focused her practice primarily in:

  • All aspects of commercial real estate including development, leasing, construction, finance, acquisition, disposition and deal structuring
  • General corporate law
  • Businesses with environmental operations and challenges
  • Family office

Her extensive business background allows her to deliver practical and strategic advice to her clients. She understands the challenges of owning, operating and managing a commercial enterprise and learns as much as she can about her clients and their business to tailor services to their particular needs.

Prior to joining GCT as a partner in 1995, Margaret spent a number of years working in large law firms with national practices – Mayer Brown (Associate) and DLA Piper (Partner) – before setting up her own practice in 1987.

Outside of work, Margaret enjoys classical music, spending time in her garden with her pugs, crossword puzzles, eating well and reading for pleasure.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University, J.D., 1978
Law Review, Executive Editor 1977-1978;
Member 1976-1978

Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., 1975
Economics, summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa; Mortar Board

BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois, 1978

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Advisory Board Member John Marshall Real Estate Center
Executive Board Member Cures Within Reach

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

HONORS & AWARDS

Martindale-HubbellSuper LawyersLeading Lawyers

Selected as a Super Lawyer (in the top 5% of attorneys)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent/Distinguished?

The Best Lawyers in America

Leading Lawyers Network

Leading Lawyers Magazine, Top 10 Women Transactional Lawyers in Illinois

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Chair of the Executive Board of Cures Within Reach (medical research not-for-profit focused on repurposing)

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