LAKE BLUFF, IL –Pine Tree Commercial Realty, LLC of Lake Bluff, Ill., announced the appointment of Chicago area lawyer and CPA Bruce Boruszak as the firm’s new Vice President and General Counsel. Boruszak joins Pine Tree most recently from the Chicago law firm Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP, where he was partner and co-chair of the Real Estate Practice Group. He has been an active member of the bar in Illinois and California since 1982 and 2003 respectively.
“His many years of negotiating a breadth of commercial deals is a real asset to our company,” says Pine Tree founding partner Barry Herring. In the past 20 years, Boruszak has documented and negotiated real estate transactions, workouts and joint ventures; structured real estate acquisitions and developments for shopping centers and other commercial projects; and has handled leasing, dispositions, financing and tax-deferred exchanges. Boruszak has also coordinated construction and permanent financing, as well as loan workouts for both borrowers and lenders, and he has represented both landlords and tenants of shopping centers, office buildings and industrial facilities.
Boruszak received his Bachelor of Science with highest honors from the University of Illinois, and his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Michigan, where he was also an associate editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and a member of the Order of the Coif. He has the highest peer rating (AV) granted by Martindale Hubbell.
Boruszak currently serves on the Dean’s Business Advisory Council for the University of Illinois College of Businessand is on the board of directors for the University of Illinois College of Business Alumni Association. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Illinois and California Bar Associations, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Pine Tree Commercial Realty, LLC is a full-service real estate development company headquartered in Lake Bluff, Ill., with branch offices in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Kansas City. The company, founded in 1995 by principals Barry Herring and Peter Borzak, is actively involved in the development, acquisition, leasing, and management of retail properties primarily in the Midwestern United States. Pine Tree and its affiliates also provide third party leasing, management, and construction services.