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JONES LANG LASALLE INC filed this Form S-1/A on 07/15/1997
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                                                                    EXHIBIT 5.01

       [Letterhead of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Illinois)]

                                 July 15, 1997



LaSalle Partners Incorporated
200 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60601

               Re:  LaSalle Partners Incorporated -- 
                    Registration Statement on
                    Form S-1 (No. 333-25741)
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Ladies and Gentlemen:

          We are acting as special counsel to LaSalle Partners Incorporated, a
Maryland corporation (the "Company"), in connection with the initial public
offering of up to 4,600,000 shares (the "Shares") of the Company's Common Stock,
par value $0.01 per share (the "Common Stock"). Of the 4,600,000 Shares,
4,000,000 Shares (the "Firm Shares") are being issued and sold by the Company
and 600,000 Shares (the "Option Shares") are subject to an over-allotment option
granted by DEL/LaSalle Finance Company, L.L.C. ("DEL/LaSalle") to the
Underwriters (as defined below).

          This opinion is being furnished in accordance with the requirements of
Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended
(the "Act").

          In connection with this opinion, we have examined originals or
copies, certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of (i) the
Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-25741), as filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") under the Act
 on April 24,
1997, Amendment No. 1 thereto, as filed with the Commission on May 8, 1997,
Amendment No. 2 thereto, as filed with the Commission on June 23, 1997,
Amendment No. 3 thereto, as filed with the Commission on July 3, 1997, and
Amendment No. 4 thereto, as filed with the Commission on July 11, 1997 (such
Regis-


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