James T. Mayer is a partner in Holland & Knight’s Chicago office and the Deputy Section Leader of marketing for the firm’s National Real Estate Practice, the largest domestic real estate department in this country. He concentrates his practice in commercial real estate law, including all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, leasing, operation, management and disposition. Mr. Mayer has represented real estate pension funds, investment advisory groups, real estate investment trusts, national and international franchisors, financial institutions, commercial and residential developers, and office, retail, and industrial landlords and tenants. He also has significant experience in acquisitions of hotels, condominium regimes, sports facilities development, and real estate finance. Mr. Mayer received his B.A., with distinction, from Emory University in 1980 and his M.B.A. in 1984 from Emory University School of Business. He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago School of Law and Emory University School of Law in 1984.