Mr David Dlugie > Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
CHICAGO, IL 60661-3693
United States

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

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

Katten has particular experience in advising providers of real estate capital, such as lenders, borrowers and investors, on financing transactions including mortgage and mezzanine loan transactions, construction, acquisition and pickup refinancing. Other areas of expertise include affordable housing transactions, CMBS and cross-border transactions. Washington DC-based affordable housing expert Kenneth Lore represented a Washington DC-area developer on the creation of a $260m immigration and customs enforcement headquarters in Prince George’s County, Maryland. New York-based Martin Siroka, who is ‘calm, thoughtful and knowledgeable’ advised Starrett City Associates on its $905m sale of Spring Creek Towers to Brooksville Company and Rockpoint Group. New York real estate co-head Andrew Jagoda acted as lead counsel to AIG on around 30 transactions in the past year, while Timothy Little, David Dlugie, Daniel Huffenus and Bruce Kosub are also key practitioners in New York, Chicago, Charlotte and Dallas respectively. The firm continues to represent Callahan Capital Properties, Sacramento Kings, The Blackstone Group, Bank of America, The Barack Obama Foundation and The Carlyle Group.