Eversheds Sutherland adds real estate litigation counsel Tim McCaffrey

Timothy J. McCaffrey has joined Eversheds Sutherland as counsel in the firm’s recently opened Chicago office. McCaffrey is the fifth attorney to join the Chicago office since it opened in May; he joins partner Robert D. Owen in establishing Eversheds Sutherland’s litigation practice group in the Windy City.

“We are committed to growing our presence in the Midwest and are thrilled Tim is joining us in Chicago,” said Ronald W. Zdrojeski, partner and co-head of Eversheds Sutherland’s global litigation group. “His strong reputation in the real estate market will be beneficial to clients with interests in Chicago and beyond.”

McCaffrey focuses his practice on real estate litigation and regularly counsels clients on real estate development, acquisitions, dispositions, financing, commercial foreclosures and leasing defaults and disputes. He also has extensive experience advising construction clients including the representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in disputes related to design and construction defects, project cost disputes and mechanic’s liens.

In the last 20 years, McCaffrey has represented some of the largest private equity fund and real estate developers, owners and managers in litigation over their assets. He has significant experience in civil and criminal litigation that includes class action lawsuits, antitrust actions and breach of contract actions in the securities, construction, healthcare, pharmaceutical and financial industries. In addition, McCaffrey brings white collar fraud criminal experience that includes cases involving public corruption, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, healthcare fraud, public finance and insurance fraud.

He has also worked on numerous internal investigations and represented clients with respect to government investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services.