The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Work +1 312 902 5200
Fax +1 312 902 1061
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, David Dlugie, Chicago, USA

Lawyer rankings

David Dlugie

Work 1.312.902.5274
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Work Department

Real Estate


David R. Dlugie is chair of the Chicago Real Estate practice and a member of Katten’s Board of Directors. David concentrates his practice in real estate law and represents lenders and borrowers in loan transactions secured by real estate. He provides experienced representation to institutional lenders in loan origination, as well as in workouts of distressed assets from their commercial mortgage and mezzanine loan programs and conduit mortgage loan programs. He also advises developers and lenders in acquiring and selling real estate and landlords and tenants in leasing office space.

David works extensively with clients on acquisitions and sales of distressed and performing loans both on a one-off and pool of loans basis as well as sale of real estate owned (REO) properties across the country. He has also represented financial institutions on securitizations of conduit loans. In addition, he counsels clients on the formation of partnerships and limited liability companies in the real estate area.


JD, University of Illinois College of Law, 1986; MAS, University of Illinois, 1982; BS, University of Illinois, with highest honors, 1981

United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is singled out for its ‘strong industry and business knowledge’ and the team is ‘particularly adept at not letting legal positions undermine commercial points’. The practice is deepest in Chicago, where key players include practice head David Bryant, ‘great strategistDavid Dlugie and Kenneth Jacobson, who is ‘very knowledgeable in complex real estate finance structures’. Bryant represented a joint venture of Callahan Capital Properties and Ivanhoé Cambridge in numerous matters, including its $895m purchase from Beacon Capital of its remaining interest in 1211 Avenue of the Americas. The New York office also wins praise for its ‘good attorneys’, which include Scott Vetri, who is ‘a strong and practical counsel for equity and debt transactions’, and Andrew Jagoda, who represented AIG in financing the purchase of 1285 Sixth Avenue in New York by RXR Realty. Elsewhere, Charlotte-based Daniel Huffenus has ‘experience, know-how and work ethic’, Los Angeles-based Christine Fitzgerald is ‘very smart and a good delegator’, and in Washington DC, Kenneth Lore is ‘timely and creative’. The practice enjoyed a number of major sports arena mandates in 2016, including Benzion Westreich representing the Golden State Warriors in connection with the construction of a new arena.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to