Doug advises institutional investors and other clients on a broad range of commercial real estate and corporate transactions, including loans, leases, joint ventures, and other investments. His deep understanding of corporate finance, economic incentives, and evolving technology helps him deliver efficient and effective results for clients.

Doug’s real estate practice includes a particular emphasis on representing publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and institutional investors. He has significant experience in the structuring and operation of domestic and international joint ventures that combine institutional partners with developers. 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 distressed debt transactions and equity and asset purchases.



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


  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, 1992
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989




  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
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