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Welcoming LaVon Johns to Our Chicago Team
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We are pleased to welcome commercial real estate attorney LaVon Johns to our Chicago office.

LaVon's practice focuses on real estate transactions, MBE/WBE (minority business enterprise/women's business enterprise) certification and nonprofit law. She will be a key member of Miller Canfield's P3 (public-private partnerships) team and the firm's Real Estate Group.

LaVon has significant experience in advising governments in public/private partnership infrastructure transactions. During the past 16 years, she has acted as lead real estate counsel to the City of Chicago in a $1.8 billion transaction in the privatization of the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge, a $563 million transaction in the privatization of the Chicago Parking Garage System and the initial $2.8 billion proposed privatization of Chicago's Midway International Airport.

For nearly 20 years, LaVon has also advised nonprofit and faith-based institutions, foundations and organizations. She has provided legal counsel to some of the most recognized faith-based organizations in the Chicago area on issues relating to nonprofit federal and state law governance, governmental compliance and 501 regulatory issues, commercial real estate development, real property gifts issues, property tax issues, foreclosure and workouts. She has been named one of the 100 Top Women in Real Estate by the Illinois Real Estate Journal for the past seven years.

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