Practical & Extensive Business Oriented Experience 


Ruttenberg Gilmartin Reis LLC is a boutique law firm with a focus on residential and commercial real estate transactions and general corporate law. With over 60 years of development experience throughout Chicago's many neighborhoods, the legal experience and expertise offered by principals David "Buzz" Ruttenberg, Wayne "Skip" Gilmartin and Jeremy E. Reis is unparalleled. Ruttenberg Gilmartin Reis can handle anything from a simple condominium sale or purchase, to more complex negotiations, contract reviews, foreclosure acquisition, loan workouts and commercial acquisitions. Ruttenberg Gilmartin Reis also represents real estate investors and developers in corporate matters including incorporation, LLC formation, joint venture and private placement memorandums as well as 1031 exchanges.


Areas of Practice

  • Purchase & sale of residential and commercial real estate
  • Private Placement Offering Memoranda
  • Joint Ventures
  • General corporate matters
  • Commercial and residential leases
  • Condominium development
  • Condominium conversions and de-conversions
  • Condominium association representation
  • Commercial financing representation for borrowers and lenders
  • Short Sales, foreclosures, loan workouts
  • 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Ground leases
  • Title insurance issues
  • Structural and environmental risk assessment
  • Land Trusts