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.
Northwestern University, J.D., 1978
Law Review, Executive Editor 1977-1978;
Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., 1975
Economics, summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa; Mortar Board
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Advisory Board Member John Marshall Real Estate Center
Executive Board Member Cures Within Reach
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
HONORS & AWARDS
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent/Distinguished?
The Best Lawyers in America
Leading Lawyers Network
Leading Lawyers Magazine, Top 10 Women Transactional Lawyers in Illinois
Chair of the Executive Board of Cures Within Reach (medical research not-for-profit focused on repurposing)
LATEST NEWS & INSIGHTS FROM Margaret A. Christie
February 23, 2021 News
Golan Christie Taglia is delighted to announce the inclusion of 21 firm attorneys to the 2021 Leading and Emerging Lawyers lists for their outstanding work in a wide range of areas including Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial and more.Read More
February 1, 2021 News
Golan Christie Taglia is proud to announce the inclusion of nine of its attorneys to the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.Read More
March 24, 2020 News Coronavirus Alerts
If your business has been impacted by the Coronavirus Outbreak and the most recent mandate of our governor to “Shelter in Place,” you are not alone.Read More
January 29, 2020 News
Four Golan Christie Taglia Partners have been selected to the 2020 Leading Lawyers list and the firm has also been honored with the inclusion in the Top 100 Law Firms for Illinois list.Read More
June 22, 2017 Events
The practice of law, as a whole, is changing - and so are the roles of women within the legal sector. And while it’s no secret that the legal industry is traditionally known for its resistance to change, women are excelling at adapting to these shifts. By taking on far greater leadership roles and driving change within law firms and corporate legal departments, women are shaking up the status quo in today's competitive marketplace.Read More
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