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Marc H. Schwartz joined Harrison & Held as a partner in 2007 to head up the firm’s real estate and banking practices. Before joining the firm, he was the managing partner at Laser, Pokorny, Schwartz, Friedman & Economos, P.C. Marc has represented clients in the purchase, sale, development, financing and leasing of commercial, residential, industrial and office-type real estate in Illinois and throughout the country. He has represented and advised clients in complex real estate financing transactions both on the borrower’s and lender’s side of the transactions and has significant experience involving 1031 exchanges. Marc has acted as counsel for a number of large developers and real estate syndicators in the Chicagoland area in the development and financing of properties for retail, office, commercial, and industrial use. Marc has also assisted clients both as Landlord and as Tenant in complex lease negotiations.
Professional and Community Organizations:
Marc has served on the City of Chicago Blue Ribbon Committee for the Abandoned Property Program and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Loyola University Medical Center, is a member of the Advisory Board of The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, and is a member of the Chicago Kent College of Law Entrepreneurial Advisory Board. He is also the Midwest Regional Director for the Birthright Israel Foundation.
Honors and Professional Achievements:
Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois and was voted an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2006 as published in Chicago Magazine.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology , J.D. (with Honors), 1979
University of Illinois , B.A., (Cum Laude), 1976
State of Illinois, November 1979
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, December 1979
Supreme Court of the United States, January 2009
City of Chicago Blue Ribbon Committee
Member of the Board of the Directors at Loyola University Medical Center
Member of the Advisory Board of The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
Member of the Chicago Kent College of Law Entrepreneurial Advisory Board
Midwest Regional Director for the Birthright Israel Foundation