Anastasia Herasimovich is a partner in the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group in Chicago. Anastasia advises a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies, on all aspects of commercial real estate law with a particular focus on domestic and cross-border construction projects and real estate aspects of corporate transactions. Anastasia has worked on many high-profile construction projects involving commercial, industrial, warehouse, retail, mixed-use and religious properties in 100+ jurisdictions. She also has significant experience in structuring and managing the domestic and global real estate portfolios of multinational companies. Anastasia brings her diverse international experience to her clients and pro bono work. She has lived and worked in the US, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Russia and Belarus. Anastasia provided expert support to the United Nations (UN) and the Belarusian government on the development of Law on Public-Private Partnerships and high-level policy frameworks. Anastasia also practiced law in Moscow where she advised large European companies on multi-million transactions. She also served on an in-house legal team of a leading North American independent power producer and was a legal consultant to a Swiss investment bank on infrastructure projects in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Anastasia is a strong pro bono advocate, a Co-Chair of the Eurasia/Russia Committee of the American Bar Association and a Co-Founder of the NA-CIS Initiative at the Firm. Anastasia represents domestic and international owners, lenders, developers, contractors, architects and engineering firms in all phases of construction projects, from site selection and acquisition, handling design agreements for complex state-of-the-art facilities to structuring and completion of the construction using various delivery and pricing models. She is experienced in large construction transactions involving retail stores, churches, power plants, refineries and commercial buildings. Anastasia has ample experience in structuring and managing multi-site and multi-jurisdictional construction programs in the US and globally. Anastasia also advises national and global clients on real estate aspects of complex corporate transactions, including transfers of large real estate portfolios, leasing, finance, property management and land use matters. Anastasia's practice also includes counseling on foreign investments and public-private partnerships, including relating to Russia/CIS.