Benjamin (Ben) Kirschner focuses his practice on transactional real estate matters. He has represented a broad range of clients in real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, ground leasing, joint ventures and financing of residential, multi-family, office and industrial properties. Ben also has counseled clients on the real estate aspects of large corporate transactions.

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  • Represented a healthcare system operator in connection with numerous sale-leaseback, subleasing, hospital operations/physician group acquisition/disposition, development and loan transactions involving various hospitals, medical office buildings and outpatient centers throughout the United States. Two of such transactions resulted in awards for MWE’s team, the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards – M&A Deal of the Year ($1B-$10B) and the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards – Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (Over $100MM)
  • Represented a healthcare system operator in its recapitalization of its domestic operations and spinoff of its international operations into an independent physician and REIT-owned joint venture
  • Represented an automotive remarketing and technology services provider in the spin-off of its wholly-owned $5.1 billion salvage auction business, including the transferring of approximately 370 domestic and international properties and separating out commingled real estate interests for an additional 52 properties
  • Represented a healthcare system operator in its $240 MM sale-leaseback of a portfolio of 8 medical office buildings

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  • Shorashim, board of directors
  • Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School, board of directors


Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 2011
University of Illinois at Chicago, MA, 2007
University of Illinois at Chicago, BS, cum laude, 2006



Benjamin Kirschner

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Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / May 13 - 15, 2019