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Andrew J. Annes

General Counsel

As the longtime President of Schenk Annes Tepper Campbell and an Illinois managing real estate broker, Andrew J. Annes has the reputation of turning legal issues into business successes. His foundation in business training, coupled with extensive experience with a vast array of business and legal matters, allows him to provide a unique perspective to clients, many of whom have sought his advice for decades.

Over the course of his career, Andy has successfully navigated every facet of commercial real estate, including closing more than a quarter billion dollars of joint venture real estate development deals in a three-month period and crafting and negotiating commercial leases for high-end retail in downtown Chicago and beyond. He has also served as the long-standing outside general counsel to successful businesses through booming financial periods, as well as guiding them through challenging times.

Andy is a leader, trusted adviser, and advocate for his clients’ businesses, often working as a partner through decades of growth and opportunity. By leveraging his background in business law, commercial real estate, litigation, and estate planning, he brings a holistic approach to his clients’ business needs.

Andy regularly counsels on commercial real estate, including acquisition, disposition, development, joint venturing, construction, financing, leasing, management, and litigation; corporate law, including business formations, succession planning, management and operational issues, employment issues, insurance, business transactions, and planning; estate planning, probate, trust administration, and related litigation; and commercial and general litigation in federal and state courts.

 Andy graduated from Loyola University with a degree in Business Administration and with distinction from The John Marshall Law School. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Andy is a frequent speaker and author on legal, business and real estate issues in formal settings, and on special request, to private companies.