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James A. Field


Field and Goldberg

Founding member of Field and Goldberg

Has represented hundreds of condominium buildings large and small

Has structured numerous real estate transactions for developers and institutional lenders

James A. Field is a founding member of Field and Goldberg, LLC, based in Chicago, and is the partner overseeing the real estate tax group. He has handled tax appeals for numerous high profile commercial and industrial properties, apartment buildings, cooperatives, and premier condominium associations throughout his career. 

Throughout his career, Field has represented hundreds of condominium buildings ranging from large associations, such as The John Hancock Building, Lake Point Tower, 9 West Walton, One Bennet Park, and The Fordham to numerous small associations and loft buildings. Jim has represented condominium developments both before conversion and after conversion and is thus aware of the real estate tax issues confronting new associations. 

Additionally, Field has been actively involved in all aspects of the de-conversion of numerous condominium buildings. The firm’s persistent, creative representation of tax clients has allowed it to successfully represent numerous taxpayers at the Assessor’s Office, the Board of Review, State of Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, and Circuit Court. 

Field also has substantial expertise in the area of complex real estate transactions. He has structured numerous real estate transactions for developers and institutional lenders, ranging from shopping centers and office buildings to residential complexes. 


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).