Jim Inendino is a Member of the Business Department and part of the finance and real estate teams at McDonald Hopkins. He has over 30 years of experience providing insight and guidance to clients on corporate finance, real estate finance, workouts, restructurings, and commercial real estate transactions.

Jim’s practice includes representing national, regional, and local financial institutions and borrowers in secured and unsecured lending transactions, including CMBS, real estate, asset based and credit based loans. His real estate experience includes representing a wide variety of commercial, hospitality, industrial, retail, office, multi-family residential development, and shopping center clients on lending matters, financing and leasing transactions. This includes counseling on multiple party credit arrangements, including senior/subordinated debt structures, first lien/second lien financings, credit tenant loans, securitization, and leveraged lease transactions. Additionally, Jim counsels commercial lenders and financial institutions in connection with commercial real estate related workouts and restructuring transactions.

Jim also has extensive experience representing industrial property, retail, commercial property, and residential property developers in all phases of development, including acquisition, disposition, financing, zoning, construction, development, and leasing.

Jim earned his J.D., with honors, from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College.

Honors & Recognition

Selected as an “Illinois Leading Lawyer” for Real Estate Law (2008 – present)



DePaul University College of Law

Carthage College

Admissions – Court

Admissions – State

Professional & Civic

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

American College of Investment Council (ACIC)

Justinian Society of Lawyers

Real Estate Investment Association (REIA)

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Community Involvement

Carthage College Alumni Council

News & Insights


Speaking Engagements

The International Association of Attorneys and Executives in Corporate Real Estate Fall Forum (2012)

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