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Steven “Sonny” F. Ginsberg | Connect CRE

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Steven “Sonny” F. Ginsberg


Ginsberg Jacobs

Partner in Ginsberg Jacobs

30 years of experience in real estate and finance law

Quoted extensively in the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s as an expert on a range of real estate transactions

A partner in the Chicago law firm of Ginsberg Jacobs LLC, Steven “Sonny” F. Ginsberg has 30 years of experience in real estate and finance law, assisting clients from both the lending and development side. He works with financial institutions and national funds to develop lending forms and guidelines, and has vast knowledge in structuring complex debt and equity vehicles.  

Ginsberg also assists owner and operator clients in the acquisition, zoning, development, leasing and financing of commercial real estate, with a particular emphasis in hospitality and telecommunications. Additionally, he speaks regularly at local and national real estate and finance conferences. 

Formerly a partner at Katten Muchin Zavis, and Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC, Ginsberg began his career at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. He has been named as a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network, is quoted extensively in the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business as an expert on a range of real estate transactions, and served as a panelist and moderator at the Marcus & Millichap Multifamily Forum, 2014. 

These are some of the reasons that we named Ginsberg to our Chicago & Midwest grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community. 


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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).