The law firm of Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim Ltd (BUPD law) announces that Donald A. Shindler, Managing Senior Counsel and Team Leader in BUPD’s transactional practice area has been elected as Treasurer of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA) and continues to serve as a member of the Executive Committee. He assumed this position at ACMA’s 2013 Fall Conference and will serve in the role of Treasurer for one year. A Fellow of ACMA since 2003, he has served as Secretary and as a member of the Board of Regents and Chair of the Membership Development Committee.
Formed in 1974, ACMA represents more than 400 lawyers in North America who are experienced in real estate finance transactions and mortgage law. There are 21 ACMA members in Illinois.
“I have great respect and admiration for the many friends and colleagues with whom I have had the privilege to serve as a Fellow and part of the ACMA’s leadership for more than eight years,” said Donald A. Shindler. “I am gratified to have been elected by this esteemed group of peers and look forward to assisting ACMA with its next level of development,” said Shindler.
Mr. Shindler practices in the area of corporate and real estate transactions and counseling focusing on financing, restructuring and workouts, construction, leasing, hospitality and energy. He represents numerous institutional, corporate, and entrepreneurial entities in connection with corporate, real estate, hospitality and energy-related transactions, financing, development, leasing, management and structuring of entities for investment in development, management and financing of real estate, and arbitration and mediation of real estate-related disputes.
He has spoken extensively before Bar and industry groups on real estate matters and has written numerous articles on the subject. He is active with a number of community and charitable organizations and has served as a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Chicago District Council Steering Committee. Mr. Shindler was selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois in the practice categories of Real Estate Finance and Real Estate – Commercial. He was designated an Illinois Super Lawyer in Real Estate, as the result of research projects conducted jointly by Law & Politics and Chicago magazines. He is designated as a top-rated lawyer in Real Estate by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell and included in the International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers.
Prior to joining the firm he was a partner in the Real Estate Department of DLA Piper LLP (US) and one of its predecessor firms, Rudnick & Wolfe.
He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Tulane University School of Law where he was Order of the Coif and a member of both the Tulane Law Review and Tulane Moot Court Boards. He was awarded a B.S.B.A. degree with final honors from Washington University in St. Louis where he was selected for Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in Louisiana.