Real estate developer sues Chicago law firm over advice he says caused him to lose kids' college funds

Mark Reccek Feb. 19, 2015, 11:20am

A real estate developer who allegedly went bankrupt and lost his children’s college funds is suing a Chicago law firm over allegations of legal malpractice.

David J. Dubin filed suit Jan. 22 in Cook County against Levenfeld Pearlstein.

According to the complaint, in June 2012, Dubin was ordered to repay more than $13 million in loans in a default case. Dubin alleges his lawyers told him his children’s college funds were not subject to his business debts, but says that turned out to be false as he filed for bankruptcy and lost the money.

Dubin is seeking damages and is represented by attorney Edward T. Joyce of the Law Offices of Edward T. Joyce & Associates in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case 2015L000684. 

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and represents only one side of the story.

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