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Jonathan T. Luljak

Associate

Overview

Jonathan represents real estate developers and businesses in the acquisition, entitlement, financing, and construction of commercial real estate projects. He helps his clients navigate state and local government issues, including zoning and tax issues. Additionally, Jonathan also advises clients who are seeking to limit capital gains exposure in their sale of property by structuring 1031 exchanges.

Known for his diligent approach to resolving complex legal issues, Jonathan provides timely and thorough guidance to his clients. Through his transparent and communicative nature, he works to establish the resolution of outstanding issues clients maintain and uncertain legal positions clients wish to take.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Jonathan worked with the Mergers & Acquisitions team at a multinational professional services firm, where he assisted clients on matters from an indirect tax perspective. He also gained valuable experience with a variety of real estate and tax issues as a clerk at two Chicago-based firms.

Experience

Notable representations include:

  • Counsel clients in the purchase, sale, and leasing of real property, including office, retail, multi-family, and manufacturing spaces.
  • Draft and negotiate construction and architect contracts on behalf of both owners and contractors for commercial and residential projects, including the $35 million redevelopment of a historic athletic club and a $30 million corporate office headquarters.
  • Participate in New Markets Tax Credit and federal along with state historic tax credit financing transactions.
  • Draft and advise on easements, licenses, and land use and zoning issues.
  • Assist with 1031 exchanges and advise on tenancy-in-common agreements relating to same.

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers®, "Ones to Watch" (Milwaukee Area), Real Estate Law, 2022

Professional Activities

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Education

Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Member, Waukesha Women’s Center Advancing Advocates Council
  • Volunteer, Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project (EDP)
  • Former Volunteer, Wills for Heroes

Education

Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Member, Waukesha Women’s Center Advancing Advocates Council
  • Volunteer, Legal Action of Wisconsin's Eviction Defense Project (EDP)
  • Former Volunteer, Wills for Heroes
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