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As a member of Gould & Ratner’s Real Estate Practice, Jaylan Williams handles matters relating to virtually all aspects of real estate law, including commercial real estate transactions, financing, leasing, zoning, land use and entitlement issues.

Jaylan has been named to U.S. News Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” list for 2023.

While attending law school, Jaylan was the past Vice President of the Black Law Student Association and the Rickert Award Recipient in Excellence in Service, which are the most prestigious awards conferred upon students at the University of Illinois College of Law and recognize excellence in student achievement.



  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2020
  • University of Illinois Gies College of Business, MBA, 2020
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Urban and Regional Planning, 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois