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Doug concentrates his practice on commercial real estate, corporate and business planning matters. He has experience representing both institutions and entrepreneurs in those areas.

Doug’s real estate practice includes a particular emphasis on representing publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and institutional lenders.  He has significant experience in the structuring and operation of domestic and international joint ventures that combine institutional partners with developers.  Doug also has experience with Shari'ah-compliant financing techniques.  In addition, Doug’s practice includes experience with all types of leasing, acquisitions and dispositions.

Doug’s corporate practice has allowed him to provide innovative solutions to clients that range from institutional investors to principals of technology start-up companies to executives at Fortune 500 companies. Much of his work has involved structuring transactions ranging from establishing complex joint ventures to working with entrepreneurs to create new companies. Additionally, Doug’s corporate practice has included the negotiation of many stock and asset sales and financings as well as debt purchases, trademark and software licensing, transportation contracts and employment agreements.

Representative Experience

Activities & Honors

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Clerk, Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Order of the Coif

Articles & Publications


University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 1992

Dartmouth College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit

Representative Clients

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