Courtney Mayster

Courtney E. Mayster

Chicago, IL


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 works with local and nationally recognized financial institutions in documenting commercial acquisition and construction loans, including loan participations and syndications. Courtney's practice also extends to working with banks, borrowers, and investors on loan workouts, restructurings and distressed asset sales.

A licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois, Courtney analyzes, negotiates and drafts documents relating to real estate development, acquisitions and dispositions, financing and construction lending, including loan papers, purchase and sale agreements, leases and loan and distressed asset portfolio sale documentation. She has significant experience in preparing City of Chicago property reports and other condominium related documents as well as the registration of multifamily housing developments with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Interstate Land Sales Act. 

In addition, Courtney counsels business owners, including restaurants, on their real estate, corporate and licensing needs and has advised developers in negotiations with municipalities for redevelopment agreements and TIFs.

Courtney also serves as co-chair of the Much Shelist Women's Initiative.



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

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association


Courtney serves 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




  • 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, 2017-2019
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