GoodSmith Gregg & Unruh LLP
A Chicago-Based Boutique Law Firm Specializing in Business Controversies and Transactions

David D. Gregg

Kenneth D. Crews


T: (312) 322-1987
F: (312) 322-0056

[email protected]

University of Michigan Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, 1981

University of Illinois
B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, 1978

Practice Areas

Commercial Transactions
Joint Ventures
Real Estate

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David D. Gregg is a 1978 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dave spent a year of his undergraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981. Dave was a Note Editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Upon his graduation from Michigan, he clerked for the late Anthony J. Celebrezze of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Dave has practiced in a wide range of transactional areas, including secured and unsecured financing, partnership, and commercial real estate matters. In addition, he has handled a number of acquisitions and dispositions of businesses.

Representative Transactions

Business Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Acquisition of distributor businesses
  • Acquisition and sale of multi-site retail operations
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of lines of businesses (commercial products, retail, health and medical care)
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of manufacturing businesses
  • Sale of developer and manager of office buildings (20 office buildings)
  • Sale of developer and manager of shopping center (43 regional shopping malls)
Joint Ventures
  • Joint venture agreement and related development, management, and option arrangements for the development of regional shopping malls
  • Joint production agreement and related transactions with automobile manufacturers and distributors in connection with the development of minivans
  • Joint production agreement with automobile distributors in connection with development of utility vehicles
  • Joint venture of hotel operation properties
General Business Advice
  • Purchase and sale agreements for goods and services
  • Marketing and licensing agreements
  • Distribution arrangements
Real Estate
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of real property, including undeveloped land, office buildings, retail operations, and portfolios of operating properties
  • Leases and subleases of office, commercial and industrial space in urban and suburban locations
  • Exchanges of real estate, including retail, manufacturing, and warehouse facilities
  • Secured loans for acquisition, construction, and development of office, retail and industrial properties
  • Secured loans in connection with mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts
  • Secured acquisition loans for joint ventures
  • Mezzanine financing for office, apartment, and retail properties
  • Assumptions of lending facilities
  • Equipment leasing and financing for medical equipment
  • Acquisitions of loans, mortgages, and related collateral
  • Securitized financing
  • Synthetic lease for research facility in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Community Matters

  • Member of the Board of Education of the River Forest School District (1999-2007; President 2005-07)
  • Class Agent, Class of 1981, University of Michigan Law School
  • Co-Chair, Law School Class Twentieth Reunion Committee
  • Member, River Forest Schools Finance Action Team (1998)
  • Member, Search Committee for Illinois Spina Bifida