Margaret Linkous advises clients across industries on a wide range of high-profile real estate transactions.

Ms. Linkous draws on more than a decade of transactional real estate experience, including as in-house real estate and corporate development counsel at General Motors, to help clients navigate:

  • Complex single-asset acquisitions and dispositions
  • Portfolio acquisitions and dispositions
  • Entity-level mergers and acquisitions
  • Debt and equity financings
  • Sale leaseback transactions
  • Landlord- and tenant-side commercial leases in office, retail, industrial sectors

She takes a solutions-oriented approach and tailors each real estate structure to address clients’ particular business goals and strategy.

Ms. Linkous maintains an active pro bono practice and represents transgender clients seeking name changes and victims of domestic violence. She also supports community causes as a former junior board member and current fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association and as a host for The Dinner Party, which connects people in their 20s and 30s who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois
  • Michigan


  • BA in English, Amherst College
  • JD, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
    cum laude