University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.
  • Order of the Coif
  • Iowa Law Review, Note & Comment Editor
University of Iowa, B.B.A.
  • Economics
  • with honors and highest distinction

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Illinois Real Estate


Marcia Owens is a partner who represents clients on a wide-range of real estate matters, from finance and workouts to leasing and development. Marcia has experience in retail, office, industrial, and mixed use transactions, with a particular concentration in retail development and leasing and the restructuring and workout of loans and distressed assets. Marcia has represented clients in numerous transactions involving acquisitions and dispositions (including vacant, improved or income-producing assets), complex debt and equity financing, retail leasing (including the negotiation of leases with national department stores, big box retailers, junior anchors, grocery stores and national small shop tenants), and complex development and reciprocal easement agreements. Marcia not only has the technical experience necessary for a sophisticated real estate transaction, but prides herself on partnering with her clients to implement the strategies necessary to accomplish the client's goal and get a deal done.


  • Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago

    • Chair of Marketing Committee

    • Past Trustee

  • Illinois Legal Aid Online

    • Host Committee, 2017

  • Chicago Public Education Fund

    • Leadership Council

    • Past Member

  • Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law

    • National Board Chair

    • Past President of the Chicago Coalition

  • Anti-Defamation League

    • Past Member of Women of Achievement Committee

  • International Council of Shopping Centers


  • Women of Influence Award, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Leadership Award, Coalition of Women’s Initiative in Law, 2016
  • Women Making An Impact Award Recipient, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2015

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2011-2019
    • Named as one of the:
      • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers, 2015
      • Rising Star, 2011-2012
  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch, 2012
  • Alta May Hulett Award, Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women, 2011

  • Top 100 Women Making a Difference, Today's Chicago Woman, 2011

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2019
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Illinois, 2014-2019