Firm Welcomes New Associate


Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella welcomes James (Jim) Murphy, a new associate in the Firm’s Real Estate and Real Estate Tax groups. Jim’s work includes serving Firm clients in matters such as assistance with the sale of a downtown class A office building, purchase and sale of industrial properties, retail leasing, and review of real estate investment operating agreements. Jim also prepares property tax appeals for industrial, office, retail, and residential properties and provides property tax estimate services for budgeting, leasing, and purchasing purposes. Prior to studying law, Jim was an Illinois licensed commercial real estate broker where he represented both landlords and tenants, and also assisted in the property management of various commercial properties. Jim previously practiced law at a boutique law firm specializing in ad valorem property tax appeals, property tax incentives, and eminent domain before joining Burke Warren in April.

Jim was born and raised in La Grange, Illinois. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University (Ohio) in 2009 and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago-School of Law, where he also received a Certificate in Tax Law and competed as a member of the ABA Negotiation Team. While in law school, Jim was a member of the Loyola Community Law Center where he represented indigent clients in legal matters and was appointed by the court to represent two minors in response to their mother filing a petition to discharge their guardian.

Jim can be contacted at 312/840-7008 or 


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