R. Kymn Harp
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Brief ProfileChicago based commercial real estate attorney and author with extensive experience in commercial loan workouts and complex distressed transactions.
Kymn is a seasoned attorney and trusted advisor to investors, business owners, commercial real estate developers and commercial lenders. Since 1978, Kymn [pronounced "Kim"] has focused his practice in two complementary areas of law: (1) commercial real estate development, entitlement, acquisition and financing; and (2) business development, management, acquisitions and sales. With his substantial experience in each area, Kymn is able to provide seamless representation in a wide array of transactions and business settings, as well as provide tactical oversight of litigation strategy.
Kymn has substantial experience handling commercial loan workouts and complex and distressed transactions. For over thirty years Kymn has actively represented clients in developing, entitling, financing and transferring shopping centers, mixed-use developments, office buildings, warehouses and industrial properties, as well as non-conventional projects including sports and entertainment facilities, restaurants, health care facilities and other specialty developments. Notable projects include development and financing of Sears Centre Arena, an 11,000 capacity sports and entertainment facility in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, and redevelopment of the mixed-use commercial and entertainment complex at the landmark Marina City in downtown Chicago, Illinois.
Kymn is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, and State Bar of New Mexico. Kymn participates in the law student mentoring program at John Marshall Law School, frequently mentors young lawyers practice development and career choices. Kymn has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability and is a multi-year Super Lawyer designee in commercial real estate.
Kymn is a widely published author and frequent speaker. His 2009 book entitled INTENT TO PROSPER, Due Dilgence and Commercial Real Estate includes a compilation of many of his most popular articles on topics relating to commercial real estate due diligence, financing and development. Kymn is a frequent contributor to the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE).