Chicago-based Neal Gerber Eisenberg has added three attorneys to its real estate practice. 

Joining the firm is Glen Cornblath, a former partner at Krasnow Saunders Cornblath Kaplan & Beninati. Cornblath represents property owners in real estate transactions and has worked on deals involving tenants including Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, California Pizza Kitchen, Walgreens and Dunkin Donuts. He joins as senior counsel.

Moving from Quarles & Brady is Mark Horne, whose practice focuses on property owners and general contractors in commercial real estate transactions. Horne, who was a partner at his previous firm, also is senior counsel.

Coming aboard as an associate is Mindy Kurlansky, who was assistant general counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Illinois Department of Transportation.

With about 170 attorneys, Neal Gerber has shrunken in recent years; three years ago, it had 204 attorneys. Marketing and business development director Mark Levin acknowledged the firm was “somewhat leaner,” but said that in 2012 it added 24 lawyers.

The addition of the three real estate attorneys stems from an “uptick” in real estate deals for the firm, said Douglas Lubelchek, chair of the real estate practice. Neal Gerber’s single office is in Chicago.

Contact Leigh Jones at ljones@alm.com.