David founded and serves as head of the Firm's Estate, Trust and Guardianship Controversy Practice Group. He advises clients in the areas of estate, trust and guardianship litigation; probate, estate, trust and guardianship administration; and charitable foundation and exempt organization administration and litigation. He also practices estate planning.
David leads a group of private client and litigation attorneys who, together, have 80 years of experience in this unique field, one that combines substantive property law and tax background with litigation skills. David and this group have achieved attention-getting results in high-profile matters involving defense of fiduciaries in investment and general liability cases, defense of fiduciaries in will and trust contests, and other diverse matters, including the highest-exposure transfer tax litigation cases in the United States.
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American College of Estate and Trust Counsel (ACTEC), fellow
Chicago Bar Foundation (former director and counsel)
Chicago Bar Association, Probate Practice Committee and Trust Law Committee
Illinois Attorney General's Office, Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Charitable Trust Act.
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, with honors