Golan & Christie Attorneys at Law

Margaret A. Christie

Margaret A. Christie

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Areas of Practice

Commercial Real Estate
Corporate Law and Governance


Representation of entrepreneurial, family-owned and middle market businesses

Areas of concentration:

  • Commercial real estate (all aspects, including development, leasing, construction, finance, acquisition, disposition, deal structuring)
  • General corporate law
  • Businesses with environmental operations and challenges



J.D. from Northwestern University, 1978
Law Review, Executive Editor 1977-1978; Member 1976-1978
B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, 1975
Economics, summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa; Mortar Board

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1978

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Margaret is a member of several legal and real estate organizations, including:

American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Commercial Real Estate Women

Career Highlights

Margaret Christie has been a partner at Golan & Christie since 1995. She spent a number of years working in large law firms with national practices (Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw (Associate); DLA Piper (Partner)) before setting up her own practice in 1987.

Margaret is listed in the Top 10 Women Transactional Lawyers in Illinois, and the Top 100 Women Lawyers in Illinois in the March 2015 edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine.

“Helping clients achieve their goals while providing a high level of personal service and care is at the heart of our work.”