Duncan Lamphere – Attorney

When a client is looking to purchase, lease, or sell real estate,  Duncan Lamphere brings a dynamic selection of experiences to help get his clients the deal they want without unneeded expenses or risks. Duncan has closed deals including large industrial and office building sales and leasing, small vacant parcels of land, residential transactions, commercial paper, agricultural and the sale of natural resource rights. He merges a diverse selection of deal experiences with an understanding of you as a business owner operator, an investor, developer or an entrepreneur.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a private investor in the negotiation of a triple net lease of a 45,000 square foot industrial building with a multi-million dollar customized buildout
  • Represented a syndicate of private investors in the  purchase of security instruments and a high seven figure promissory note from a distressed debt fund
  • Represented a local developer in office and industrial leases
  • Represented a local developer in the sale of three strategic land parcels to industrial, commercial and hospitality users
  • Represented a Tenant in a politically controversial landlord tenant dispute which involved local and regional media attention.
  • Represented a group of real estate investors in the sale and exchange of a 58,000 square foot research and development building to a publicly traded entity
  • Represented a family in the negotiations to gain access to, re-subdivide and construct a 5,400 sq. ft., 12 acre lakeside retreat
  • Represented a group of local investors in the acquisition of three Lake County industrial buildings
  • Provided counsel for real estate brokers and developers on Covid-19 issues, employment matters, brokerage law, land use and zoning matters


  • Juris Doctor – Georgetown University Law Center
  • Bachelor of Arts – Lawrence University


  • Illinois Bar
  • Wisconsin Bar


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association

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