Taft attorneys Howard Zweig and Dan Lindgren are assisting the University of Illinois Foundation in the gift of real estate that will be used for the development of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), a project that is being described as “once-in-a-generation” by University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen. The project involves construction by the University of a 500,000 square foot headquarters for DPI in Chicago’s South Loop, including classroom and lab space. More information about this project can be found in a recent Crain’s Chicago Business article.
Lindgren is a partner in Taft's Real Estate practice focusing on sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, with an emphasis on acquisitions, dispositions, office leasing, financings and joint ventures. Zweig is chair of Taft's Higher Education industry group. He advises higher education institutions in nearly all areas of law, from real estate to contracts to general business, operational and authority issues.