Title: Retired Partner
Company: Jenner & Block
Location: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Ronald Ian Reicin, JD, MBA, CPA, Retired Partner at Jenner & Block, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in real estate law.
Inspired by the influence of his parents, who were both lawyers, Mr. Reicin sought after a career within the legal realm. Matriculating at the University of Michigan, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1964, as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Business Administration, cum laude, in 1967. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and before the U.S. Tax Court, having also become a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Reicin commenced his career working for Price Waterhouse & Co. as a staff member in Chicago in 1966. Joining Jenner & Block in 1967, he served as a lawyer and partner at the firm for 46 years until his retirement in 2013.
While working for Jenner & Block, Mr. Reicin was a member of the firm’s real estate practice, in which he dealt with issues ranging from leasing and development to lending and air rights. He has represented railroads and their successors in matters involving millions of square feet of office, apartment, industrial and other commercial operations adjacent to or above railroad tracks. He has also handled the spin-off and liquidation of railroad properties in more than 100 counties and a dozen states, as well as represented clients in the development, purchase and sale of shopping centers, office buildings and other real estate projects.
Finding great success throughout his career, Mr. Reicin was selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer in Illinois under the Real Estate Law category. Additionally, he is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. To remain abreast of his industry, Mr. Reicin maintains affiliation with the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association and Lawyers Club of Chicago. He has also been inducted into Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi.
Active in his local community, Mr. Reicin currently serves as a life trustee of the National Kidney Foundation, having also been board president and vice president in the 1990s. Likewise, he recently retired as president and chairman of the board of the Ruth Page Foundation. Mr. Reicin has also been involved with the Scoliosis Association of Chicago, Kohl Children’s Museum and River North Chicago Dance Co. Despite his various accolades and positions, he recalls that meeting and marrying his wife, Alyta, has been the highlight of his life. To attest to his legacy, Mr. Reicin can be found in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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