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Raymond H. Pruchnicki

Ray joined the firm in 2022 as a partner.  Having both prior law firm and in-house experience, he concentrates his practice on complex real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, and financing of retail, office, industrial and multi-family properties.  Ray manages all phases of transactions, including the preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, estoppels and other ancillary documents, as well as performing all related due diligence.  He represents national developers, shopping center owners, office building owners, retail and office tenants, foreign and domestic corporations, and high net-worth individuals in commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States. 

Ray also has a thorough understanding of zoning and entitlements.  His first career as a city planner and his membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners compliments his legal practice, giving him an unprecedented understanding of the dynamics that influence zoning and entitlement processes.

Primary Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Business Counseling
Business Transactions






DePaul University College of Law, JD, 1999, Member, Moot Court Society
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Urban Planning, 1992
Iowa State University, BS, Community and Regional Planning, 1989


American Institute of Certified Planner, 2005
Illinois Real Estate Broker, 2008

Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court, 1999
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1999

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association American Planning Association