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Michael Burney


Michael Burney is an associate at the firm of Firsel Ross & Weis.  Michael focuses his practice on real estate transactions, representing parties in the acquisition, disposition, development, and financing of commercial real estate, including multi-family projects, mixed-use, retail, and office developments. He has experience representing developers in all phases of development.  Michael also has substantial experience representing landlords and tenants in retail and office commercial leasing transactions. 

Michael is responsible for drafting, negotiating, and reviewing real estate sales contracts, loan documents, leases, and all other manners of related documents. He conducts due diligence on real estate transactions, including but not limited to reviewing titles and surveys, analyzing land use and development restrictions, and reviewing CCRs and other restrictive covenants.

In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his two children, finding new shows to binge, and riding his bike along the shores of Lake Michigan.



J.D., Chicago Kent College of Law, 2010
B.S. Biochemistry and Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois




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