Michael Roth is a partner in the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

Areas of Practice

Michael Roth concentrates his practice on real estate acquisition, finance, development, construction, leasing, and disposition throughout the United States, with a particular focus on hospitality projects.

He has represented owners of property on a “start to finish” basis, with significant experience in acquisition, finance, development and disposition of real estate projects.  In connection with property development, he has extensive experience in representing owners in drafting and negotiating design, construction, project management and other consulting contracts.  He has considerable experience with owners and institutional lenders on real estate finance transactions, including construction and term loans.  In the hospitality field, he has a particular focus on design and construction contracts, management agreements, food and beverage leasing and management agreements, and other operations contracts.   



Representative Experience

  • Represents clients in commercial and residential real estate acquisition, finance, development, construction, leasing and disposition throughout the U.S.
  • Represents hotel developers and operators in hotel development and operational matters
  • Represents owners on major design and construction projects, including architecture, general contracts and other consultant agreements
  • Represent institutional lenders and life insurance companies on mortgage loan financings

Representative Projects

  • Godfrey Hotel, Detroit, MI
  • Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit, MI
  • Corktown Perennial Apartments and Parking Garage, Detroit, Michigan
  • Hotel Indigo, New York, New York

  • The View, Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 29-26 Northern Blvd., New York

  • 49-40 Vernon, New York

  • Hotel Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 

  • Dana Hotel, Chicago, Illinois 

  • Rand Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Sale of 29 hotel ZMC Hotels Portfolio

  • 5 Hotel Portfolio in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Los Gatos, California

  • 4 Hotel Portfolio in San Francisco, California

  • Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
  • LondonHouse Hotel, Chicago, Illinois 
  • ARLO Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
  • 850 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Bay Harbor Hotel, Tampa, Florida
  • Ventana Inn, Big Sur, California
  • Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California
  • Godfrey Hotel, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Essex Inn, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Godfrey Hotel Boston, Chicago, Illinois 
  • B Ocean Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Chicago Athletic Association (CAA) Hotel, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Crown Miami Beach Hotel, Miami, Florida
  • Hotel Cass Chicago, Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Felix Hotel, River North, Chicago, Illinois 



Recommended Lawyer, Real Estate, Legal 500 US, 2021


Media Mentions




Chair, Finance Committee, Downers Grove First United Methodist Church


J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2004

B.A., Truman State University, 1998


  • Illinois
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