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Quarles & Brady Chairman Named to Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame

MILWAUKEE, WIS. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that its chairman, John W. Daniels Jr. has been named to Midwest Real Estate News magazine's 2012 class of Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame.

Midwest Commercial Real Estate Hall of Famers are talented individuals who work hard, posses a willingness to do whatever it takes to provide top service to clients, and have an uncanny ability to close deals. These are men and women who have not only succeeded in one of the most challenging markets in the history of commercial real estate but have actually thrived during it. All honorees are featured in the December issue of Midwest Real Estate News.

Daniels, formerly the national president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, has established an impressive career in the practice of real estate law, representing national, regional, local and governmental owners, and investors. He has played a significant role in some of the most complex real estate redevelopment projects in the United States, including representing the largest property owner in connection with the redevelopment of the Midwest Airlines Center and representing the largest property owner in connection with the redevelopment of the Bradley Sports Center. Daniels has also served as lead counsel for major institutions both in the financing and the disposition of commercial office space. He serves as national real estate counsel for Philip Morris Capital Corporation and has represented a number of major corporations on their real estate developments throughout the U.S., including General Electric Capital Corporation, Xerox Corporation and Kraft Foods.

In addition to being well-recognized in the legal community, Daniels is also recognized in the business community. He was named one of the "50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America" by the National Law Journal in 2008. In 2012 he received a Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Legal Profession, and recently received an Excellence in Education Award from the Milwaukee Public School Board of School Directors as well as a "Friend of the University Award" from the Marquette University Alumni Association.

As chairman of Quarles & Brady since 2007, Daniels has led the firm through a fundamental transformation, shifting from the traditional operational model upon which most major law firms are built to a client-centric, business-minded organization. He has driven this fundamental cultural shift in the midst of the worst economy in decades, leading to significant growth while much of the legal industry declined.

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