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"He's gone above and beyond what would be reasonably asked for to help us." - Client quote from Chambers & Partners, 2012

David B. Berzon

Real Estate

David Berzon is a partner in the Real Estate Group and a former Chairman of the group. He brings an extensive background in the areas of commercial real estate sales and acquisitions, development, debt and equity financing, including joint ventures, leasing and work-outs.

Among his honors, Dave has been recognized individually in the 2011-2017 editions of Chambers USA in the area of Real Estate. In his 2011 mention, Chambers noted that David is "highly regarded as a 'businessman's lawyer'" and that, "he's able to understand the needs and quirks of the client and find the most expedient way to solve a problem." They added that Berzon is "willing to take risks to achieve the best results for clients."

Dave has an extensive business background and has been personally involved in various real estate and other business ventures in recent years, and often hires other professionals for those transactions.  In light of that experience, Dave understands the importance of partnering with his clients and makes every effort to treat his clients the way he wants to be treated when he is on the client side. His business experience also offers him a comprehensive and real perspective on the legal issues facing real estate and business owners.


Education
Tulane University, B.S., Business Management, 1981, cum laude
American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1984, cum laude
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1984
Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association
Leading Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network
"40 Over 40" Real Estate professionals, Midwest Real Estate News, 2007
Top 100 lawyer in Illinois, Super Lawyers, 2008, 2009
Featured in the January 2010 edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine
Ranked in Chambers USA, 2014-2017
Illinois Super Lawyer, 2005-2017
The Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2018

Q&A

What's your favorite quote?
The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
What's one thing someone would be surprised to know about you?
I do the majority of the household chores in my house, including most of the cooking and much of the cleaning.
What was the first album you ever bought?
Tommy, by The Who, in 1969. Probably still my favorite album of all time.

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