Joel V. Sestito


Joel Sestito is the chair of the firm's Banking and Financial Institutions Practice and represents financial institutions, investors, private equity funds, REITs and individuals in all matters related to real estate and commercial loan transactions. As to both real estate and commercial loans, Mr. Sestito represents lenders during all stages of the loan process, including the negotiation and documentation of new loan transactions, the workout and disposition of troubled loan assets, and the exercise of various creditor’s remedies. In his lending practice, Mr. Sestito represents clients with respect to secured and unsecured single lender and syndication loans, revolving lines of credit, mezzanine loans, A/B loans, and securitized loans. Mr. Sestito also represents both buyers and sellers of both performing and non performing loan assets. Outside of his finance practice, Mr. Sestito represents developers, financial institutions, private equity funds, and REITs with the financing, acquisition, and disposition of various real estate assets, including multifamily, retail, office, and industrial properties.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2002)
  • John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Richmond (B.A., 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2002

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member)