Vedder Price

Norman B. Julius


Norman B. Julius is a Shareholder at Vedder Price with experience in a broad range of corporate, real estate and construction-related legal services for clients ranging in size from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Julius is recognized as a Leading Illinois Commercial Real Estate Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network magazine.

Corporate Services

Mr. Julius provides clients a wide range of corporate services, including structuring and negotiating stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, corporate restructurings, commercial negotiations and joint ventures and venture capital transactions. He has significant experience in negotiating and structuring finance transactions, including acquisition financing and private equity transactions. His corporate work has also involved complex licensing transactions related to copyright and trademark issues.

Real Estate and Real Estate Taxation

Mr. Julius’s real estate experience is extensive and includes work on development, rehabilitation, leasing, financing, property taxation, zoning and business organization matters. He has represented owners and developers of commercial and industrial real estate in a wide range of transactions, including hotel and mixed-use office developments. He has significant experience in all aspects of property development including acquisition, drafting of covenants, conditions and restrictions and the related zoning and land use issues that arise as part of any development project.

Development and Construction

Mr. Julius has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, engineers and architects on mechanics lien disputes, contract negotiations, performance issues, licensing, bidding and regulatory matters.

Norman B. Julius



  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1980
  • University of Illinois, B.S., 1977
  • Certified Public Accountant

Norman B. Julius


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1988


  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Chicago Bar Association Committee on Professional Fees
  • Former President and Treasurer, Lamb's Farm Associate Board
  • Member, Union League Club

Norman B. Julius



  • Negotiated and structured the acquisition and development of an office building in Washington, DC ($100 million).
  • Documented and negotiated a $25 million investment in an automobile parts manufacturing company by a private equity venture.
  • Developed a mixed-use office and hotel complex in Chicago.
  • Advised the owner in connection with the acquisition and development of a mixed-use athletic complex.
  • Arranged and structured a joint venture for the development of a shopping center in Naperville, Illinois.
  • Organized and assisted with the initial capitalization of a start-up software venture

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Julius has lectured on the Americans with Disabilities Act and has spoken to private groups and professional and trade organizations on contracting techniques and on leasing issues from both the landlord’s and tenant’s perspective.