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131 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL, United States

Phone: 312.324.8689
Fax: 312.324.9689


David Neff Partner
Perkins Coie, LLP

Industry Specialty

legal advice
workouts & restructurings

Speaker Topics

legal considerations for the hospitality industry
management contracts
real estate
workouts and turnarounds

Speaking Engagements

Speaker at numerous hotel industry and bankruptcy conferences annually.


More than 20 years' experience on hotel matters. Handles asset acquisitions and dispositions, including all phases of contract negotiations and drafting. Also handles all varieties of hotel litigation, specializing in bankruptcies and restructurings and franchise and management contact issues. Provides strategic planning to hotel companies.

Past Experience

Law Clerk, Hon. Robert E. Ginsberg (Bankr. N.D. Ill.), 1985-86.


JD, DePaul University College of Law, 1985; BSJ, Northwestern University, 1982.

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy; Chair, Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy & Reorganization Committee (1998-99); Member, American Bar Assn. Forum on Franchising; Member, Urban Land Institute, Hotel Development Council.

Representative List of Clients

LNR Property, Inc; C-III Asset Management LLC; CWCapital Asset Management; Sun Development & Management, Inc.; Hostmark Hospitality Corp.; Corporex; Hilton Hotels.

Articles and Publications

Contributor,; Numerous articles published in Hotel & Motel Management, Hotels' Investment Outlook, AAHOA Hospitality.