Kristin A. Nordman

Kristin A. Nordman



Kristin works with clients to document, negotiate and close multimillion-dollar commercial real estate transactions and financings, and to resolve related business disputes. Kristin’s clients include real estate entrepreneurs, funds and developers, property management companies, financial institutions and other business entities. She has helped facilitate numerous acquisitions and dispositions and regularly drafts commercial and industrial leases, contractor and land-trust agreements, and asset purchase and sale agreements. 

On behalf of banks, lenders and investors, Kristin has drafted and negotiated a broad range of loan documents and—in relation to distressed properties and real estate portfolios—the legal instruments necessary to achieve foreclosure alternatives. Her experience includes handling deeds in lieu of foreclosure, consent judgments, mortgages, promissory note sales, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statements, and loan, security and pledge agreements. 

When disputes involving mechanics’ lien claims, lien priority and other real estate-related issues arise, Kristin reviews surveys and title records, performs lien searches, and drafts zoning, environmental and other reports.



Syracuse University College of Law
J.D., 2009, magna cum laude
James Madison University
B.A., 2005

Bar Admissions


Professional Organizations

  • Chicago Bar Association


While in law school, Kristin served as research assistant to vice dean Robin Paul Malloy. She is the author of “Famine as a Human Rights Violation: The Case of Ethiopia and the Great Famine of the 1980s,” published in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law.

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