Robert E. Harig
Robert E. Harig is an accomplished transactional attorney with extensive experience in general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, secured lending and commercial real estate.
Bob has represented and advised many businesses in a variety of ways, including organizing new business ventures; structuring, negotiating and closing merger and acquisition transactions; advising clients on buy-sell agreements; and developing equipment purchase, distribution and supply agreements. Bob also has significant experience in representing banks and financial institutions on commerical loan transactions. He has successfully structured, negotiated and closed a substantial number of lending transactions, including revolving and term loan credit facilities, real estate mortgage loans, construction loans and asset-based loans. He has advised banks on restructuring and workout transactions and he counsels lenders on UCC, collateralization and other matters pertinent to their loan structures. In addition, Bob also has extensive experience in all kinds of commercial real estate transactions, including purchases, sales and leases. He has negotiated and drafted commercial real estate purchase agreements and ancillary agreements with respect to single and multi-tenant properties. He represents commercial landlords in the drafting and negotiation of office, industrial, and retail leases, including complex provisions related to tenant improvements, landlord work, rights of first offer and term extensions.
Bob received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame (B.B.A, 1987) and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1992). His background in public accounting (CPA, 1992) adds value to his clients. Bob is also co-founder and president of Fire Foundation of Greater Chicago, a not-for-profit corporation which helps schools to provide inclusive education for children with special needs.