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Levenfeld Pearlstein Boosts Real Estate & Finance Practice with Additions of Jeffery Hoffenberg and David Pritzker


June 21, 2011

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CHICAGO – Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Jeffery D. Hoffenberg and David S. Pritzker to its Real Estate and Finance Practice Group. Hoffenberg joins the firm from the Cook County Treasurer’s Office, where he was General Counsel. Pritzker comes to Levenfeld Pearlstein from the Chicago office of DLA Piper LLP, where he was an associate. These two attorneys join Mark C. Vaughan, who joined the firm’s Real Estate and Finance Practice in February from Chicago law firm, Grady Pilgrim Christakis Bell LLP.

Hoffenberg, 36, represents purchasers and sellers in a wide range of commercial real estate matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, mortgage financings, and commercial, industrial and retail leasing transactions. He also has extensive experience representing lenders in commercial loan transactions. As a former General Counsel for the Cook County Treasurer’s Office, Hoffenberg drafted new legislation and amendments to existing Illinois Statutes and Cook County Ordinances affecting the Treasurer's Office for proposal to the Illinois Legislature and Cook County Board of Commissioners. He also handled a wide range of Cook County property tax issues.

Hoffenberg currently serves as a Commissioner on the Village of La Grange Zoning Board of Appeals. He earned his B.A. from University of Michigan and his J.D. from University of Chicago Law School.

Pritzker, 31, represents equity sponsors in all aspects of structuring and formation of real estate private equity funds. His work in this area includes drafting private placement memorandums, subscription agreements, fund partnership agreements, REIT shareholder agreements, and tax opinions. He also advises private equity funds in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

Pritzker’s practice also involves structuring joint ventures focused on the acquisition and development of senior housing, medical offices, student housing and self-storage properties. He has drafted and negotiated joint venture operating agreements, non-competition agreements, guaranty agreements, line of credit agreements, and security agreements. Pritzker also represents syndicators of investments in joint ventures featuring low-income housing and historic tax credits, drafting joint venture partnership, investment, management and development agreements, negotiating loan documents, supervising the due diligence review process, and advising clients on tax credit compliance matters.

Pritzker earned his B.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Real Estate & Finance Practice Group provides a broad range of legal proficiency, experience and practical knowledge in all facets related to real property transactions. The firm represents a wide range of clients throughout the United States who are involved in an array of real estate transactions, such as development, construction, investment, leasing and operation of real estate. Its clients include lenders and borrowers in construction, permanent, and mezzanine loans. Levenfeld Pearlstein also acts as Midwest counsel for many institutional real estate clients, particularly with regard to leasing projects, including office buildings, industrial facilities, hotels, golf courses, manufactured housing communities, retail shopping centers, complex condominium projects, and multifamily housing.


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About Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC: Recognized in 2009 as one of the nation's most innovative mid-sized law firms by The National Law Journal's "Midsize Hotlist", Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC ( provides Unusually Good legal counsel and business advice to sophisticated clients in matters involving corporate and securities law, real estate, and litigation. The firm's business-first approach helps clients to proactively address, solve and move past their problems so that they can quickly return to doing what they do best. With nearly 60 attorneys and offices in Chicago and Northbrook, Ill., the firm possesses the resources and depth to manage the most complex matters, while ensuring that the needs of all clients are met in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

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