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 honors listed below, Dave has been recognized individually in the 2011-2017 editions of Chambers USA in the area of Real Estate (see related press release). In 2012, Chambers quoted one of Dave's clients as saying, "He's just gone above and beyond what would be reasonably asked for to help us." 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.

  • Bar Admissions: Illinois, 1984

    Education: Tulane University, B.S., 1981, cum laude, Business Management
    American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1984, cum laude

  • Memberships: Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association
    Chicago Bar Association - Real Estate Committee, Real Estate Finance Subcommittee

  • Honors & Awards: - Named a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network
    - Named by Midwest Real Estate News as one of the 2007 "40 Over 40" Real Estate professionals
    - Named as a top 100 lawyer in Illinois by Super Lawyer in 2008-2009 and in 2009-2010
    - Featured in the January 2010 edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine
    - Ranked in Chambers USA, 2014-2017
    - Illinois Super Lawyer - 2005-2017
    - Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2017