Pablo L. Petrozzi

Partner Chicago


Pablo leads clients through acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, financings, developments, and leasing of commercial real estate properties throughout the United States. He manages complex commercial real estate transactions for private and institutional investors, family offices, owners, and developers in connection a wide variety of asset classes including office, multi-family, retail, hotel, industrial, and mixed use.

Pablo is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest level of peer recognition for legal ability and ethical standards. Prior to joining Taft, Pablo was a partner at Pircher, Nichols and Meeks in Chicago. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.

Pablo serves on several of Taft’s task forces is also a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.


  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer – independently rated lawyers

    (2022 – 2024)

  • AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell)

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  • University of Minnesota Law School (1999)
  • University of Notre Dame (1995)

    B.A., Philosophy, magna cum laude


  • State - Illinois
  • State - Minnesota (Inactive)

Speeches and Publications

Contributing author, “Considerations for Deploying Employees for Indefinite Remote Work,” June 6, 2020.

Co-author, “Steps That Property Owners Should Consider Taking During the COVID-19 Pandemic to Protect Their Real Estate Assets,” Taft Law Bulletiing, May 13, 2020.

  • Also selected to be published by the LexisNexis Lexis Practice Advisor® Coronavirus Resource Kit.

Co-author, “Real Estate Transactions During COVID-19: Issues to Address,” Taft Law Bulletin, May 7, 2020.

Author, “Making Your Leases Work with Your Loan Documents,” Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy, Volume 25, Number 5, Nov. 2012.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association


  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


Community Involvement

  • St. Francis Xavier Parish Ministry