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Michael J. Roth

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  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A., Truman State University, 1998
  • Illinois
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Michael Roth is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

Areas of Practice

Michael Roth concentrates his practice on commercial and residential real estate development throughout the U.S., including construction and design contracts; lending and finance; and sales and acquisitions.

Michael is particularly experienced in representing owners and contractors in negotiating design and construction contracts and has represented numerous local and institutional lenders and borrowers in connection with acquisition and construction financing. He often works on acquisition financing and refinancing of several hotel developments and represents multiple lenders in financing for skilled nursing care facilities in several states. Michael also works extensively on the workout of troubled loans, for both mid-market and major financial institutions and special servicers.


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 Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
  • LondonHouse Hotel, Chicago, Illinois 
  • Hotel Julian, 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, 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 

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Labor and Employment Law Blog Posts

Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Law Blog Posts


  • Contributing Author, Commercial Landlord-Tenant Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2015 Edition, February 25, 2015

Online Courses

Media Mentions


  • Member, Finance Committee, Downers Grove First United Methodist Church