David R. Dlugie is co-chair of the Chicago Real Estate Practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He concentrates his practice in real estate law and has represented developers in acquiring and selling real estate, landlords and tenants in leasing office space, and borrowers and lenders in loan transactions in which the loan was secured by real estate. Mr. Dlugie has extensive experience in representing institutional lenders in their workouts of distressed assets from their commercial mortgage and mezzanine loan programs, as well as their conduit mortgage loan programs. Mr. Dlugie also has worked extensively with clients on securitizations of conduit loans, as well as the sales of distressed loans both on a one-off and pool of loans basis. In addition, he has worked with various clients in the formation of partnerships and limited liability companies in the real estate area.
Mr. Dlugie has been listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Illinois Super Lawyers and Legal 500 United States: Volume IV Real Estate. He is a member of the Real Estate Law Conference Advisory Board.
Mr. Dlugie attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a Bachelor’s degree with Highest Honors in 1981, a Master’s degree in Accounting in 1982, and a law degree in 1986. Mr. Dlugie worked with the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Stamford, Connecticut from August 1982 through July 1983. He then joined the firm upon graduation from law school in 1986.