Louis Pretekin has 27 years of legal experience, a record of competence and of visionary leadership.
Mr. Pretekin joined Imperial in 1994. As head of Imperial’s legal department, Mr. Pretekin handles the legal work associated with sales, acquisitions and financing transactions of real property, supervises the preparation and negotiation of all leases of our substantial portfolio of commercial properties, handles or supervises all litigation (excluding matters covered by liability insurance) and handles our matters of corporate law.
Prior to joining Imperial, Louis worked in a downtown Chicago general practice law firm and in solo practice, concentrating in the fields of real estate and bankruptcy.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Louis received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1979 and his J.D. degree in 1982 from Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Pretekin was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1982 and has been practicing in Chicago ever since. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.
Louis resides in a northern suburb with his wife and two children and enjoys bicycling, skiing, reading and, most importantly, spending quality time with his family.