Professional Biography
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Anna C. Avendaño Counsel

  • Chicago

    D +1.312.324.8617

    F +1.312.324.9400


    110 North Wacker Drive, 34th Floor

    Chicago, IL 60606


  • San Francisco

    T +1.415.344.7000

    F +1.415.344.7050

    San Francisco

    505 Howard Street, Suite 1000

    San Francisco, CA 94105-3204




Anna C. Avendaño represents owners and contractors in the manufacturing, healthcare, industrial, and education industries. Anna has experience drafting, negotiating, reviewing, and finalizing construction agreements; automation and manufacturing service agreements; engineering, procurement, and construction agreements (EPC); and architectural and engineering agreements.

Anna has represented various project owners in public procurements for mega-infrastructure development projects, including negotiating and drafting agreements worth over $500 million per project. She has also assisted with management of construction projects, including reviewing and advising clients regarding amendments to agreements and change orders.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law, 2021 – 2024
  • Selected as a "Rising Star" in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020 – 2023

Related Employment

  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Chicago, IL, Associate, 2018 – 2021
  • SmithAmundsen LLC, Chicago, IL, Associate, 2015 – 2018
  • Loyola University School of Law, Chicago, IL, Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, 2015 – 2018



Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • California


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2014, Lead Articles Editor and Staff Editor, Loyola Consumer Law Review
  • University of Missouri, B.S., Business Administration, 2011
  • University of Missouri, B.A., International Studies, 2011