David is a seasoned real estate attorney whose practice centers on commercial and residential development. He provides clients with practical, efficient and business-oriented guidance in acquisitions, financing, leasing, planned developments, land use and zoning and workouts.

He has represented institutional and individual clients in projects ranging in scope from 2,000-acre mixed-use developments to small in-fill residential projects and single-user commercial facilities.

In addition to the Chicago office, David also conducts his practice from the firm’s Business Center location in Northbrook.

    Representative Matters

    David's experience includes:

    • Land use entitlements, general documentation and financing for major residential, commercial, and mixed-use developments
    • Negotiation of shopping center leases for landlords and tenants
    • Securing entitlements and resolving land use issues for a national pharmacy chain
    • Real estate counsel to Debtors-in-Possession and Bankruptcy Trustees

    Before Fox Rothschild

    David was a founding member of Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, which merged with Fox Rothschild in 2018.

    He previously held positions as Vice President and General Counsel to a national real estate developer.

    Beyond Fox Rothschild

    David co-authored an edition of the Handbook on Illinois Zoning and Land Use for the National Business Institute, a continuing legal education organization for professionals.

    Honors & Awards

    • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
    • Named a "Leading Lawyer in Illinois" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company