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David represents a range of corporate, C-level executive, and sports-related clients as their outside general counsel and trusted advisor. As an investor multiple companies, he is particularly attuned to pursuing business-focused solutions to legal issues.
His primary areas of practice are corporate and real estate law. Clients rely on his advice regarding financing, contract drafting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and risk mitigation. At times, his advice is tailored to a particular transaction or agreement. Other times, his advice assists clients foresee legal risks stemming from legal and business transformative events. Current engagements include multiple hotel developments, a hotel management company, a boxing management company, and a mental health software company.
His secondary area of practice is dispute prevention and resolution. His corporate and real estate experience enables him to advise clients and negotiate agreements with the goal of resolving commonly litigated issues before they arise. This experience also helps him work with clients, judges, and opposing counsel to resolve disputes after they arise. When litigation or arbitration is necessary, he fights to win.
Before he moved to Chicago with his family in 2003, David clerked for the Honorable William D. Stiehl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois from 1998-99. He then moved to Washington, DC where he focused on international transportation law, which included his significant participation in a case from the trial level all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where his client’s position was affirmed. Federal Maritime Commission v. South Carolina State Ports Authority, 535 U.S. 743 (2002).