Attorney James K. Henegan

Jim is a partner in the firm of Firsel Ross, concentrating in commercial real estate transactions. He has extensive experience in shopping center development and leasing, as well as a wide variety of other real estate matters.

Professional Activities

Jim Henegan represents developers, landlords, tenants and other businesses with their commercial real estate and business needs. Serving as a valued adviser, Jim provides his clients with legal advice that not only contributes to overcoming business challenges and increasing profitability but also aligns with larger business goals.

Over the last 30 years, Jim has developed significant experience in commercial leasing for retail, office, industrial, single-user and mixed-use properties nationwide. Representing both landlords and tenants gives Jim the perspective to drive deals toward win-win solutions and to create constructive, ongoing relationships between landlords and tenants.

Jim has successfully completed transactions on behalf of property owners with national tenants such as Walgreen’s, Starbuck’s, Borders Books, DSW, Petsmart, Panera, Gap, Bed Bath and Beyond, Bath and Body Works, Radio Shack, Corner Bakery, Dean Witter, Noodles and Co., Chipotle, Oreck, Hair Cuttery, Amlings Flower, Yankee Candle, Jos. A. Banks, Ann Taylor Loft, California Pizza Kitchen, Subway, AJ Wrights, Shoe Carnival, Game Stop, Maurice’s, Richmond Gordman, Country Curtain, Cold Stone Creamery, Massage Envy, Michaels, Rocky Mountain Chocolate, and Kid Snips. He has also completed hundreds of transactions on behalf of national tenants, including Sears and Firestone. Jim has also worked on many large-scale commercial transactions including the sale of the Sears Tower and disposition of the former Sears corporate headquarters at Homan Square.

Jim has been a speaker and leads round table discussions at ICSC Law Conferences. He has been recognized as “Top Real Estate Counsel” by First Chair, Inc. (August 2011).

Prior to joining Firsel Ross, Jim worked for the law firms of Pedersen & Houpt and Schain, Burney, Ross & Citron and was part of the legal departments at Sears Roebuck & Co., Bridgestone/Firestone and Joseph Freed & Associates.


  • University of Illinois College of Law
    (J.D., 1981)
  • University of Notre Dame
    (B.S., Math, 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Contact Information






Contact Information

2801 Lakeside Drive
Suite 207
Bannockburn, IL 60015
79 W Monroe Street (By appointment only.)
Suite 801
Chicago, IL 60603
office 847-582-9900
fax 847-582-9933

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