Derek T. Neathery, Partner


Derek Neathery is a member of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group and concentrates in the areas of joint ventures, dispositions, acquisitions, leasing, and development.

Mr. Neathery regularly represents clients in a variety of transactions involving office, retail, industrial, hotel, and multifamily assets across the country. His experience also includes the development and sale of mixed-use projects and his clients include private REITs, pension fund advisors and private equity investors.

He also regularly represents landlords and tenants in a variety of leasing transactions. His experience includes negotiation of pre-construction leases for new office developments and preparation of form leases for landlords of multi-tenant office properties.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2016)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 2001)
    • University Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Cathedral Counseling Center (Board member)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers®–Rising Stars Edition (2014–present: Real Estate)