Marc H. Schwartz is a partner at the law firm of Harrison & Held, where he leads 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. Mr. Schwartz 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.
Mr. Schwartz has acted as counsel for large developers and real estate syndicators in the Chicago area in the development and financing of properties for retail, office, commercial and industrial use. He has assisted clients both as landlord and tenant in complex lease negotiations. He was appointed by former mayor Richard M. Daley to serve on the City of Chicago Blue Ribbon Committee & Abandoned Property Program, is a co-trustee of the Bill Bass Foundation and is active in the University of Illinois Athletics Department and its development efforts. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 1979. In 2006, he was named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago magazine.