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David S. Horwitch


Expertise: Real Estate Law

1528 Shermer Road

Northbrook, Illinois 60062

Tel. 312.282.8458

Fax. 312.276.8055


David is a managing member of the firm. In his real estate practice, David assist clients with a full range of commercial real estate transactions. He has represented developers, landlords, tenants, borrowers, lenders, contractors, brokers and property managers.

David's experience spans a broad range of properties - shopping centers, office buildings, industrial properties, mixed-use developments, multi-family buildings, condominiums, self-storage hotels, houses and vacant land. 

Some of his recent work includes:

  • representing parties in the acquisition, sale, leasing and financing of property, including the preparation and negotiations of agreements of sale, reviewing title issues, and reviewing and negotiating loan documents.

  • preparation of commercial leases for retail, industrial, and office for both landlord and tenant.

  • preparation and negotiation of loan documents.

  • preparation of easements.

  • formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

  • representing clients in completing 1031 transactions.

  • preparing conveyance documents, including deeds, easements and declarations of covenants.


David has a strong background in advising clients on syndications and similar complex investment structures. His recent transactions include syndication purchases of retail, office, self-storage and multi-family properties including single tenant leasing and the purchase of hundreds of restaurant locations throughout the Midwest.

David was a Co-Chair of the Real Estate Department at Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, which merged with Fox Rothschild LLP in 2018.

David was a former President of the Chicago Real Estate Council, which has been providing educational and networking opportunities to real estate professionals in the Chicago area for more than 50 years. He currently sits on the Board of Directors. 

 Honors and Awards

  • Named a "Leading Lawyer" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company

  • Named to the list of Super Lawyers for Real Estate (2017-2022)

  • Named to the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition (2008-2011)


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois



  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., 1997)

  • University of Illinois (B.A., 1994)

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