George Lattas is an experienced transactional attorney who represents his clients on all facets of their business legal needs. His ongoing law practice focuses primarily on commercial real estate matters and business law. While studying finance and economics an undergraduate, George worked for GE Real Estate as an analyst. Upon graduating from law school in 2008, George accepted a position working in public accounting with Deloitte. His experience outside of the legal profession and MBA provide a depth to his experience and make him a formidable advocate for his clients. George worked in loss mitigation and bankruptcy and was responsible for negotiating over 1,500 workouts and other long term loss-mitigation resolutions, and filing over 300 bankruptcy petitions.
In 2011, George became general counsel to a commercial real estate development and management company. In that capacity, George negotiated and drafted commercial leases, amendments, and assignments with the range of tenants from national companies, to individuals starting their first business. In November 2013, George formed his own practice focusing primarily on commercial real estate whose clients include institutional-investor landlords, small and mid-sized national tenants, as well as individuals and partnerships.
Today, George continues to represent his clients on purchase/sale agreements, title examination and closing for every kind of commercial property; loan documentation, negotiation, and review; retail, office and industrial leasing; corporate law; and loss mitigation. George also has extensive expertise in forming new business organizations, drafting shareholder/operating agreements, negotiating share/unit purchase and sale agreements, and advising on land use matters. George takes pride that most of his clients consider him their outside-inside counsel and works hard to continue to earn that trust.
George has been named a Rising Star by Superlawyers in 2016-2021 and Outstanding Young Alumnus by the DePaul University College of Law. He has been featured on Chicago’s NBC Channel 5 discussing the legal implication of real estate matters, taught several collegiate courses, serves as the President of the DePaul University College of Law Alumni Engagement Board, a member of the DePaul University College of Law Dean’s Advisory Council, a member of the Chicago Cannabis Council, and on the boards of other philanthropic organizations.
Patricia graduated cum laude from DePaul University College of Law receiving my JD and Certificate in Business Law in May 2019. While in law school, Patricia was a member of the DePaul Law Review and worked throughout Law school in the judicial systems in Cook and Lake County, gaining substantial experience in legal research and drafting covering both criminal and civil matters.
Before returning to Chicago to attend DePaul, Patricia graduated early from New York University receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, focusing on the region’s socio, political and economic development vis-à-vis the west over the past two centuries. She has also worked with the Hellenic American Leadership Council supporting their online presence. She remains a member of the Hellenic American Leadership Council, as well as Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the Hellenic Bar Association.