Kelly W. Bershader Leyens



  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2020)
  • Cornell University (B.S., 2016), with highest honors

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Kelly is a member of the Real Estate practice group. She has experience representing clients in a wide range of M&A transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, leasing matters, joint ventures and financings for industrial, warehouse, self-storage, manufacturing, retail, multifamily, office, hotel, casino, agricultural, mobile home and marina properties nationwide.

Prior to pursuing her law degree, Kelly gained pivotal corporate and industry experience working at IBM and Boeing. While in law school, Kelly worked as a real estate acquisitions intern at Bedrock Detroit.

In law school, Kelly served as co-president of the Women Law Students Association, graduate co-president of the Michigan Real Estate Club and president of the Real Estate Law Society.

Before joining NGE, Kelly was a real estate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis. Kelly currently serves as Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s YLS Real Estate Committee as well as on the Professional Board of PAWS Chicago.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois