Brian Zurawski

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Brian Zurawski is a partner in the Firm's Banking, Finance, Major Projects & Real Estate Practice Group in Chicago.

Practice Focus

Brian advises on real estate and finance matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Ongoing representation of landlords in the negotiation of lease agreements and lease agreement amendments for space in office buildings located in downtown Chicago, IL.
  • Advised the tenant in the negotiation of a lease agreement for approximately 160,000 square feet of office space located in Burlington, Massachusetts.
  • Advised the tenant in the negotiation of a 1 MW data center lease agreement.
  • Advised the tenant in the negotiation of an amendment to an existing data center lease agreement, which increased available power by 2.5 MW.
  • Advised the landlord in the preparation of a form wholesale data center lease agreement.
  • Represented the seller in connection with the transfer of 69 properties into a REIT, as part of a larger transaction involving the transfer of over 200 properties valued at over USD 2 billion.
  • Advised the purchaser in the acquisition of an approximately 260-room hotel located in downtown Houston, Texas.
  • Advised the borrower in the USD 65 million refinancing of a hotel located in Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Advised the owner of an industrial property portfolio in the sale of approximately one-third of its United States portfolio to a joint venture formed between the client and an institutional investor, including the roll-up of many existing investors. Approximate value of assets sold exceeded USD 850 million.
  • Advised the purchaser in the acquisition and financing of an approximately 265-unit residential apartment project located in Aurora, IL.


  • Illinois~United States (2009)


  • Cornell Law School (J.D.) (2009)
  • Loyola University, Chicago (B.B.A. magna cum laude) (2005)


  • English