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David A. Franklin

David A. Franklin is a shareholder in the Real Estate Practice of Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office. He focuses his practice on various real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, debt and equity financings, ground-up developments, joint ventures and leasing. He represents REITs, lenders, real estate investment funds and other investors, both public and private, with regard to industrial, multifamily, hotel and retail properties.



  • Judicial Extern, the Honorable Martin C. Ashman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2009

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2012-2013 and 2015


Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011
    • Valedictorian
    • Recipient, CALI Award for excellence in Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Policy and Business Organizations
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review
  • B.B.A., University of Michigan, 2008
    • James B. Angell Scholar
    • William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize
  • Illinois