Seyfarth Shaw poaches Bakers’ Chicago real estate star

March 21, 2018 Seyfarth Shaw has nabbed real estate rainmaker Michael Rechtin from Baker McKenzie. Rechtin will join as Seyfarth Shaw’s head of data centers in Chicago.

Rechtin’s previous experience includes partner positions at Holland & Knight and Quarles & Brady. He joined Bakers’ Chicago office in June 2015.

Rechtin leaves behind nine real estate partners at Bakers’ Chicago branch, led by North American regional practice head Michael Smith. Rechtin and litigation partner Bill Dugan have essentially swapped places, since Dugan left Seyfarth Shaw for Bakers last year, and both remained in Chicago.

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