David Rosenberg is a partner in the Real Estate Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has extensive experience advising clients in commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, sale-leasebacks, joint ventures and all types of real estate-based debt financings. He counsels private equity firms, public companies, public and private REITs and operators involving all asset classes, in particular including industrial, net lease, data centers, multi-family, office, retail and self-storage.

David was recognized in the 2021–2024 editions of Chambers USA with clients noting “he is a great technical lawyer and knows how to get deals done” and “he is smart, dedicated, hard-working and very pragmatic.” He was also selected by Law360 as a “Rising Star” for 2015 in its list of top attorneys under 40 and a Real Estate “MVP” for 2023 in its list of “MVPs of the Year.”


Thought Leadership

Press Mentions

Quoted, “Self Storage, An Industry Darling, Steps Strongly Into 2023,” Law360, February 7, 2023.


Recognized in Connect CRE’s "Lawyers in Real Estate Awards” list in the “National” category, 2023

Recognized as "MVP of the Year: Real Estate" by Law360, 2023

Recognized in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021–2024

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Law360, 2015


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2005
  • Emory UniversityB.B.A.2002