Attorney Profiles

David K. Staub

David practices primarily in the areas of acquisitions and mergers, corporate, corporate finance, banking, and tax.  He represents entrepreneurial businesses in such diverse industries as computer software, telecommunications, broadcast media, transportation logistics, construction, retail, distribution and manufacturing.  His practice also includes work with banks and other lenders to negotiate and document complex commercial financial transactions.

David began his practice in Chicago with the law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt.  In 1983, he was a founding partner in one of the three firms which formed Stahl Cowen Crowley LLC.  He subsequently practiced with  Shefsky & Froelich Ltd., serving as co-chair of that firm's corporate practice group for ten years.  In 1996, he rejoined the firm which was then Cowen, Crowley, Nord & Staub, P.C.

David is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (J.D., 1977) and the University of Illinois (B.S. in Accountancy, with highest honors, 1974).  At the University of Illinois, he received the University’s prestigious Bronze Tablet Award and the Outstanding Senior Award from the College of Commerce and Business Administration.  He also passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in May, 1974.

David is active in a number of legal, civic and charitable organizations.  He is a member of the American, Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations.  David is currently chairman of the Corporation & Business Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.  He has also served as chairman of the Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee.  He has served on the Executive Committee of the CBA’s Federal Tax Committee and was chairman of its subcommittee on general tax issues.  He has written and lectured on a variety of business and tax topics.  David is also a Trustee of the Glenkirk Foundation.  He is admitted to the Illinois Bar and the U.S. Tax Court.