Anna A. Dwyer

Associate ( Chicago )

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An excellent communicator with a friendly manner, Anna Dwyer helps take the stress out of complex legal matters. She works with her clients to understand their goals and then achieve them. Anna’s clients know that her work is for—and about—them.

Her practice focuses on the broad array of legal issues associated with complex commercial real estate transactions, from due diligence to negotiations to closing these deals. She has experience with single property and multi-property portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing transactions, and lending transactions, including construction financing. She has represented educational institutions, banks, hedge funds, REITs, and real estate investment firms across a wide range of industries.

Before entering private practice, Anna worked for one of the largest food service wholesalers and distributors in the U.S., where she conducted real estate due diligence and worked on general corporate legal transactions. She also formerly worked for a large European energy company within its commodity trading division, where she negotiated contracts and was actively involved in building partnerships with various gas and power companies across the U.S.

While in law school at Northwestern, Anna served as a senior editor for the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business. Outside of work, she and her husband are ambitious amateur cooks and travelers.


Representative Engagements

  • Negotiated and closed over $250,000,000 in real estate financing transactions throughout the United States on behalf of several financial institutions.
  • Represented food and beverage company in all real estate matters for a $465,000,000.00 acquisition.
  • Represented large educational institution and managed all aspects of its domestic and international real estate portfolio, including leasing, dispositions and other related real estate matters.
  • Represented financial institution in $24,000,000 construction financing transaction for commercial properties in Illinois and Indiana.
  • Represented asset management firm in $400,000,000 acquisition of ski resorts and recreational facilities located throughout the United States.
  • Coordinated and successfully closed 20+ property portfolio transaction for investment advisory firm.
  • Represented hospitality and food service management company in preparation for sale of its airport concessions business.
  • Represented various investment and asset management companies in REIT transactions, including preparation of Private Placement Memorandums and operational documentation.



Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D. 2015, Senior Editor, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business

Northwestern University, B.A., cum laude, 2010

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Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association

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