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Christine S. Bolger


Christine S. Bolger is a partner at Firsel Ross & Weis, practicing in all aspects of commercial real estate law. She represents local and national clients in acquiring, selling, leasing, developing, and financing all types of commercial real property throughout the United States.  This includes acquisitions and dispositions of multi-family projects, retail shopping centers, vacant land, multiple parcel assemblages, industrial buildings, hotels, office buildings, and manufactured home communities.  Christine handles all phases of a real estate transaction, from initial contract through closing.  She has extensive experience closing real estate transactions for owners, investors, and developers.  In recent years,  Christine has closed numerous multi-family acquisitions and refinances involving Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, HUD, and CMBS financing. Christine has also represented national banks in sales of REO properties and post-foreclosure asset management.  

For her clients, Christine reviews, prepares, and negotiates a wide range of commercial real estate documents, including real estate purchase and sale contracts, retail leases, loan documents, declarations of easements, covenants, conditions and restrictions, utility easements, development and cost-sharing agreements, construction contracts, easement abrogation agreements, and subordination and non-disturbance agreements.

Christine takes a lead role in the firm’s defeasance transactions, having closed numerous sales involving the defeasance of securitized loans. Christine also plays a key role in the firm’s legal opinion practice. As borrower’s counsel, she routinely prepares and provides legal opinions on financing transactions. In addition, she engages and coordinates obtaining all legal opinions required from out-of-state counsel. Christine also has extensive experience with resolving title and survey issues.

In addition to her real estate transactional practice, Christine also advises clients on general corporate law. She regularly assists clients in matters related to the structuring and formation of corporations and limited liability companies.  

Christine brings more than 20 years of real estate transaction experience to the table, having closed thousands of real estate transactions during her legal career.  Prior to completing her law degree, Christine worked as a real estate paralegal with a well-known boutique law firm in Chicago. Her extensive legal experience enables Christine to take a proactive yet efficient approach to real estate transactions, which results in cost-effective legal representation. 


Professional Affiliations

CREW Chicago
Chicago Bar Association


Community Involvement

Christine is a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of North Barrington, Illinois.

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J.D. cum laude, Loyola University School of Law, 2006
B.A., Liberal Arts and Sciences, major in Anthropology and minor in Women's Studies, University of Illinois – Chicago, 1994

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois




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