The founder of the firm in 1970, Morrie (now retired) was an experienced real estate and business lawyer who advised clients in virtually all aspects of commercial real estate transactions and other business matters. His clients included developers, investors, syndicates, brokers, banks, insurance companies, pension funds and mortgage bankers.
As owner’s counsel, Morrie purchased, sold, leased and financed real estate projects, including shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial and multifamily residential properties. On behalf of lenders, Morrie structured construction loans and permanent mortgage loans for land development and for commercial, industrial and multifamily residential properties.
Morrie lectured and moderated programs on real estate-related topics before a variety of groups, including the Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE).
Morrie authored and periodically updated numerous articles for handbooks published by IICLE, including "Enforcing Security Agreements" for Creditors’ Rights and "Raising the Equity" for The ABC’s of Real Estate Rehabilitation. He also wrote "Advising Banks on Consumer Regulation and Legislation" and co-wrote "Customers in Financial Difficulty," both published in IICLE’s Advising Illinois Financial Institutions.
Morrie previously authored "Trends in Real Estate Law," a column for Real Estate News.
Prior to his retirement, Morrie held multiple leadership positions within the Chicago Bar Association. He was a member and chair of the Executive Council of the CBA’s Real Property Committee. He also served as chair of the CBA’s Continuing Legal Education Subcommittee, Contracts Subcommittee, and Land Development and Construction Subcommittee.