Andrea Briski, an associate with Dickinson Wright’s Real Estate practice group, uses her broad experience managing real estate transactions of all types and sizes to help clients close deals. She has handled matters ranging from single-office leases to multi-billion-dollar syndicated loans, giving Andrea the foresight to anticipate and resolve issues before they turn into business-critical problems.
Andrea guides buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, REITs and investors, owners, banks, developers, finance companies, management groups, lenders, borrowers, and others through complex commercial real estate deals, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, and financing transactions. She has represented major global financial institutions in all real estate aspects of complex credit facilities.
Her clients rely on her proactive, hands-on approach to keep projects on schedule, and appreciate her regular communication and responsiveness to their questions and concerns. Her accuracy, precision, and attention to detail allows clients to feel comfortable that she will see their deals through without unnecessary complications.
Prior to law school, Andrea worked at a real estate title examiner and, more recently, as a commercial escrow officer, giving her a realistic, in-depth understanding of the real estate industry in general, as well as title insurance, underwriting concerns, and closing logistics, in particular.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of TechnologyJ.D., 2003
Valparaiso UniversityB.A., Political Science, 2000
- Illinois Super Lawyers
- Rising Star, 2013-2014
- Assisted one of the five largest banks in the world on a multi-million dollar refinance transaction involving a national restaurant chain involving more than 70 properties in 15 states.
- Assisted a prominent real estate investment company in the acquisition of a 105-acre pharmaceutical facility.
- Assisted client seeking to establish a Chicago-based museum. Managed all real estate work allowing the museum to find a permanent home, including assisting in the negotiation of construction and architect agreements, resolution of zoning and easement matters, financing, and the sale of portions of space within the facility.