David concentrates his practice on structuring, negotiating, documenting and implementing a variety of complex transactions, including secured and unsecured financing, loan work-outs, real estate acquisition and development and corporate mergers and acquisitions. His practice also encompasses planning for business separations and the formation of successor businesses, particularly in the context of attorneys transitioning from law firms to independent practices. David's practice is informed by his background in litigation, and he continues to be involved in the formulation and evaluation of litigation strategy, legal theories, and settlements.
David is a member of the boards of directors of several not-for-profit organizations, which he serves in a pro bono legal capacity and in various other roles.
Represented First Industrial in the formation of four joint ventures with CalSTRS, including three joint ventures for an aggregate investment of $1.8 billion in U.S. real estate and a $285 million joint venture for real estate investment in Canada; and in the negotiation of several subscription debt facilities with WestLB AG, New York branch, including two multicurrency facilities totaling $950 million.
Represented U.S. Bank in $300 million revolving credit facility for Pacific Capital Bank secured by refund anticipation loans. This financing replaced a securitized conduit facility that had been used in prior years and was the first such credit facility.
Activities & Honors
- Secretary, Jewish Broadcasting Network Corporation
Articles & Publications
- May 5, 2020 – Barack Ferrazzano Client Alert
- April 14, 2020 – Barack Ferrazzano Client Alert
- March 31, 2020 – Barack Ferrazzano Client Alert
- January 21, 2021
- September 1, 2016 – Law360
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1982
Loyola University Chicago, M.A., 1979
Loyola University Chicago, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977
Bar & Court Admissions
- State of Illinois
- First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.