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Jeff Rothbart

Real Estate Expert Witness


Licensed Attorney Real Estate Expert Witness

Real Estate Expert Witness, Attorney, and Investor/Developer
Mr. Rothbart is a seasoned real estate professional and expert witness and executive with over 19 years of direct experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate. Generally, Mr. Rothbart’s experience includes, but is not limited to, land and property acquisition, zoning and entitlements, development, general contracting, valuation, acquisitions, debt and equity finance, asset and property management, leasing, sustainability and dispositions. Mr. Rothbart has experience with both domestic and international real estate as well as most property types, geography and risk profile. Mr. Rothbart is an Illinois licensed attorney, possess and LL.M. in Taxation and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law since 2007.

Real Estate Developer & Investor

  • Over 19 years of direct commercial and residential real estate experience.
  • Direct experience working for publicly traded REIT’s, private equity and developers.
  • Participated in over $3,000,000,000 of commercial real estate transactions across property type and geography.
  • Formed over $200,000,000 in real estate joint ventures.
  • Managed over 11,000,000 SF of commercial real estate assets.
  • Procured over $500,000,000 in equity and debt investments.
  • Negotiated over 200 leases totaling more than 2,000,000 SF.
  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker.
  • Formerly Held NASD Series 22 and 63 Licenses as well as LEED AP for New Construction (v2.2).

Expert Witness and Real Estate Consulting

  • Served as an expert witness and/or consultant on over 100 different real estate matters with assets valued in excess of $500,000,000.
  • Substantial trial and deposition experience.
  • Published over 40 articles on commercial real estate investments and markets; cited in over 100 articles.
  • Previous clients include municipalities, governmental agencies, universities, insurance companies, public REIT’s, creditors to bankruptcy, equity investors, developers, property owners, tenants and individual homeowners.
  • Certified Mediator – National Association of Certified Mediators

Educational Background

  •  B.A. from Emory University, a J.D. from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, an LL.M. in Taxation from Northwestern University, Certificate in Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management from Cornell University, and a Certificate in Real Estate Investment and Development from Rice University Jones Graduate School.
  •  Licensed Illinois attorney with focus on real estate, tax, bankruptcy and securities law.
  •  Adjunct Professor of Law since 2007.
Numerous Areas of expertise

Licensed attorney with experience throughout many facets of the real estate industry.


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How We Can Help With Your Real Estate Legal Dispute
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Acquisition Valuation & Underwriting
Establish both the risk and potential return of all types of real estate investments and assets.  
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Partnership Disputes
Create a path towards resolution so your business can move forward.  
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Fiduciary Standards of Care
Prove or dispute whether needs and standards were met.
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Property Tax Appeals
Property tax appeals cases are typically a battle of appraisers. Having read more than 200 appraisals, we understand how to break them down and determine accuracy.
new construction lawsuits
Development Related Disputes
In the real world, unexpected problems arise. Let us be your resource in getting what you’re owed.
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Appraisal Review
The Fair Market Value derived from an appraisal hinges on a handful of numbers. Understand how these numbers are toggled is critical to the validity of the appraisal.

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