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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, David Dlugie, Chicago, USA

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David Dlugie

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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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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’s β€˜top-notch, commercially minded attorneys’ are β€˜true business partners who maintain a laser focus on the needs of the company’, and the firm is β€˜a valuable asset in terms of expertise, industry knowledge and overall value’. The practice has been active in cross-border investment and transactional matters, and is also recognized for its expertise in affordable housing transactions, CMBS issuances and finance and equity deals. The team is currently representing The Barack Obama Foundation in connection with its proposed high-value development of the Obama Presidential Centre, a library and archive containing records of the Obama presidency. Other notable highlights included acting for Callahan Capital Properties on the $650m purchase of 85 Broad Street in Lower Manhattan from a joint venture of MetLife and Capital Partners, obtaining a loan of $359m from Naxis Real Estate as part of the purchase funding, and advising AIG on approximately 30 transactions over the course of 12 months, including several construction and non-construction financing matters. National practice head Timothy Little is the key name to note, and β€˜great attorney’ David Dlugie heads the team in Chicago and is praised for his β€˜extensive experience’ and β€˜ability to get the right result for each client’. Daniel Huffenus, Bruce Kosub and Andrew Jagoda are the key contacts in Charlotte, Irving and New York, respectively.

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