David A. Franklin

David A. Franklin: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2041 Attorneys)
  • 77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60601
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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

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

• 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

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Operations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
312.456.6588  Phone
312.456.8400  Phone
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.B.A., James B. Angell Scholar; William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize, 2008
Law School Attended:
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., summa cum laude, Valedictorian; Recipient, CALI Award for excellence in Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Policy and Business Organizations; Notes and Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review, 2011
Year of First Admission:
2011, Illinois
Reported Cases:
Experience: Internship: Judicial Extern, the Honorable Martin C. Ashman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2009

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