David L. Pollack

Senior Counsel

David L. Pollack focuses on matters relating to shopping centers, with an emphasis in the areas of commercial leasing and the national representation of landlords in retail bankruptcy matters. He is also active in helping clients purchase assets, including leases and properties, from debtors' estates.

With more than 25 years of commercial leasing practice, David has extensive experience in negotiating virtually every type of retail lease, as well as significant experience in office leasing. He is recognized for his knowledge of matters involving leases in virtually every type of bankruptcy setting.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates (1982-2002)

Philadelphia Bar Association, member; past Chair, Real Property and Young Lawyers' Sections

Recognition & Accomplishments

For various periods over the last several years, including at one time for eight straight quarters, Mr. Pollack held the number one ranking in The Deal's Bankruptcy League Tables and is well known as one of the most active bankruptcy practitioners in the country. He is regularly sought by various news organizations for comment on current bankruptcy matters.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, real estate (Pennsylvania), 2014-2017, 2019

The Best Lawyers in America, bankruptcy litigation, real estate law, 2007-2019

The Legal 500 US, real estate and construction - real estate, 2017

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers – Real Estate 2013.

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Pollack is a frequent lecturer to professional groups on real estate, bankruptcy, and commercial leasing issues, including ALI-ABA (now ALI-CLE), ACREL, ICSC, and NRTA. Recent presentations include:

"The Consequences of The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 on Retail Chapter 11," Bear Group Webinars, September 10, 2013



University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1972)

Trinity College (A.B. 1969)



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas