Ryan F. Sullivan Associate
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Ryan F. Sullivan
"Success in today’s commercial real estate environment requires thinking creatively and acting quickly. The solution is usually in the details and following through on their nuances."

Ryan is a member of HMB’s Real Estate Group and focuses his practice on all aspects of buying, selling, leasing and financing commercial real estate. He also represents companies and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry.

Ryan represents commercial property owners, property management companies, developers, investors, lenders, borrowers, landlords and tenants in a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing and leasing. He partners with clients on all aspects of commercial development from pre-construction planning and acquisition through construction and sale.

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Working with developers and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, Ryan partners with license holders, as well as applicants, to navigate the complex legal challenges presented by the licensing process and requirements. He also works with license holders to purchase, lease and sell commercial real estate for their cannabis business.

While earning his law degree, Ryan completed a judicial externship in the Circuit Court of Cook County. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and has a strong understanding of the financial aspects of real estate transactions.

Unparalleled Follow-Through

Clients rely on Ryan for his problem solving, creative solutions and attention to detail on their real estate transactions. They appreciate his strong financial background as a CPA and his follow-through on even the smallest details of their transactions.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (2013)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. (2007)


Certified Public Accountant, Illinois


Illinois  (2013)

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association – State and Local Taxation Section Council
  • Chicago Bar Association


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  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (2013)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. (2007)
  • Illinois  (2013)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
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