November 29, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart welcomes David P. Vallas to the firm as shareholder where he will practice in the Financial Services department. Vallas focuses his practice on creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and real estate and general commercial litigation. His clients include large regional shopping centers, banks and other lending institutions, borrowers, and court-appointed receivers in virtually every aspect of commercial lease enforcement and commercial foreclosure proceedings.

“I am very excited to be here. I was attracted to Polsinelli Shughart’s entrepreneurial spirit, national resources and energy,” said Vallas. “There’s a buzz and excitement about Polsinelli Shughart and I look forward to being a part of a growing, national law firm.”

Vallas joins a national team of financial services attorneys from coast to coast. His addition comes during an exciting period of growth for Polsinelli Shughart. In 2011, the firm opened Dallas and Los Angeles offices, and added more than 39 attorneys nationwide to help meet clients’ needs. The National Law Journal ranked Polsinelli Shughart, “the third fastest growing law firm in the country.”

“We’re excited to have David join our team in Chicago,” said Chicago Managing Director Anthony J. Nasharr. “He complements our current financial services attorneys and is part of our steady, deliberate growth to expand our office at a rate that serves our clients well.”

Vallas is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. He has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2010, 2011, and 2012 in Business Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights. He earned his law degree from Indiana University and his B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College. He is admitted to practice by the Illinois Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

Vallas speaks and writes frequently on his area of law and is a good source for reporters working on stories about:

·        Commercial foreclosures

·        Bankruptcy procedures and litigation

·        Trends/industry developments impacting large shopping centers

 For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael at (816) 395-0618 or at


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