David M. Lavin is a member of Field and Goldberg’s Real Estate Tax Practice Group. Mr. Lavin’s broad depth of property tax experience is national in scope and concentrates on representing owners of complex commercial and industrial properties in challenging property tax assessments extended against their property. Mr. Lavin has represented several Fortune 500 companies locally and nationally, achieving property tax savings and refunds which exceed $20 million.
In Illinois, most notably Cook County, he represents a wide range of clients before the Assessor’s Office, the Board of Review, the State of Illinois Property Tax Appeals Board (the “PTAB”) and in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Lavin served as deputy supervisor of the Real Estate Tax Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (the “CCSAO”) where he was responsible for supervising trials involving assessment appeals in the circuit court, and before the PTAB. He began his legal career as a prosecutor in the CCSAO, where he prosecuted several hundred felony trials to verdict.
Mr. Lavin earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Lavin is currently an adjunct law professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he teaches Advanced Trial Advocacy. He is also a senior instructor and coach of Chicago-Kent’s nationally ranked Trial Advocacy Team.