ANTHONY J. AIELLO is a partner in, and the head of, Sidley’s Chicago Real
Mr. Aiello concentrates his practice in transactional real estate. Mr. Aiello
represents a wide variety of clients including financial institutions, REITs,
real estate funds, utility companies, banks and developers and has particular
experience in real estate acquisition, development, construction, leasing and
disposition, as well as joint venture and preferred equity transactions,
including transactions involving office buildings, department stores, industrial
facilities and hotels.
In the area of real estate finance, Mr. Aiello represents both borrowers and
lenders in connection with structured finance transactions, including
single-asset and multi-state/multi-property mortgage loans and mezzanine loan
transactions as well as construction loans and take-out financing. He also
represents several lenders in loan workout and restructuring matters.
Mr. Aiello also has an active leasing practice representing both landlords
and tenants in various leasing transactions, including office, retail and
industrial leasing as well as ground leases, build-to-suit leases and leveraged
Mr. Aiello has been ranked as a Leading Individual in the Illinois Real
Estate practice section of Chambers USA each year from 2005 through
2013. He is recommended in The Legal 500 U.S. 2013 for Real Estate and
Construction. He has also been listed as one of The Best Lawyers in
America each year from 2011 through 2014 as well as a leading
lawyer for Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business
Lawyers (Real Estate) each year from 2011 through 2013.