Lara J. Bailey

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Lara J. Bailey

Lara J. Bailey represents clients in the purchase, sale, development, and leasing of residential, commercial, and industrial real estate.

On the lending side, she represents lending institutions in acquisition, construction and development loans and asset-secured financing.

Before joining Harrison & Held, Lara’s private practice work included representation of municipalities, housing authorities, park districts, and business entities with an emphasis on land use and landlord-tenant law.

Lara also represented accused persons in criminal court, first as a public defender, and later in private practice.  In these roles, she earned extensive litigation experience, including pretrial motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trials before juries and judges.


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D. magna cum laude, Law Review
  • Pensacola Christian College, B.S. magna cum laude


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  • Illinois
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