Bethany N. Bonner has joined the Real Estate practice group of Dykema Gossett PLLC in Chicago as an associate. She will concentrate on commercial real estate with an emphasis on finance, restructuring, workouts and foreclosures and leasing. Bonner was most recently an associate in the Real Estate department of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in Chicago. She represented clients in real estate matters including complex loan originations, modifications, workouts, foreclosures and sales. Before attending law school, she served for four years in various positions in the Michigan State Legislature, including as aide to Rep. Patricia Lockwood and assistant to Sen. Diane Byrum. Bonnerhas a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor's degree in political science/pre-law from Michigan State University.