Courtney Mayster

Courtney E. Mayster

Chicago, IL


Co-chair of the firm's Real Estate group, Courtney focuses her practice on the representation of lenders, property owners, developers and investors in multifamily, retail, commercial and industrial acquisitions, dispositions, finance, development and construction projects. She also counsels clients on condominium developments and deconversions.

Courtney works with local and nationally recognized financial institutions and private lenders in documenting commercial acquisition, refinance and construction loan transactions, including loan participations and syndications, secured by various types of real estate assets. Her practice also extends to working with banks, borrowers and investors on loan workouts, restructurings, and note and distressed asset sales.

Courtney is the firm's marketing partner and formerly served as co-chair of the Much Women's Initiative. She is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois.



Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D., 2001
Georgetown University
B.A., 1998

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Organizations

  • CREW Chicago (Commercial Real Estate Executive Women of Chicago) 
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


Courtney formerly served on the Alumni Board of Directors for the Latin School of Chicago. She also supports a variety of other charitable and civic organizations.

Insights & Events



  • Salute! Top Women in the Law Awards, Law Bulletin Media, 2022
  • Forty Under 40, Law Bulletin Media, 2012
  • Illinois Super Lawyers–Rising Stars, 2000-2016
  • Leading Lawyers Network – Emerging Lawyers, Real Estate Law: Commercial, Real Estate Law: Finance and Secured Transactions Law, 2015-2016
  • Leading Lawyers Network, Real Estate Law: Commercial, Real Estate Law: Finance and Secured Transactions Law, 2017-2022
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