A real estate attorney with over fifty years of experience, Barry Nekritz is widely recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise in real estate law. 

A vast majority of Barry’s current time is spent providing trusted counsel to clients on acquisitions, dispositions and new development of large real estate projects. He is skilled at guiding clients through complex real estate transactions involving multi-use buildings and at representing sellers and buyers in large portfolio transactions. Barry has represented clients in the purchase, sale, financing and construction of myriad real estate projects, including shopping centers, industrial, office, multi-family residential and other properties throughout the United States. He also has extensive experience representing condominium developers and homeowners associations.

Barry continues to share his knowledge as an active member on a number of committees and commissions to advance the practice of real estate law in the United States and has authored numerous publications.

Past Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Barry was with Dentons US LLP (formerly SNR Denton) in Chicago.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


University of Illinois College of Law
LL.B. (1962)

University of Illinois
B.A. (1959)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Expectations for the 21st Century: An Overview of the New Limited Partnership Act
    Co-authored, Probate and Property Journal, January/February 2002
  • An Introduction to Condominium Law
    Matthew Bender Condominium Law, 1994
  • Counseling the Shopping Center Landlord on Handling a Fire
    The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, May 1995 (Reprinted in ALI-ABA's Practical Checklist Manual for Drafting Leases II, 1997)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) — Fellow
  • Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Real Property Acts — Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Retail Leasing Committee — Past Chair
  • American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Supervisory Council — Member
  • Chicago Bar Association Real Property Committee — Member

Civic Activities

  • Home Mortgage Foreclosure Act — American Bar Association Advisor
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Real Estate Steering Committee  — Real Estate Advisor
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in connection with The Uniform Limited Partnership Act, The Limited Liability Company Act, The Uniform Merger and Conversion Act, and The Harmonization of Business Entity Acts — American Bar Association Section Advisor


  • Who's Who Legal — Real Estate, 2017
  • Who's Who in Real Estate
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • The Bond Buyer — Recognized Municipal Bond Attorney
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015-16
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