Marc H. Schwartz

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Managing Partner

Marc H. Schwartz

Marc H. Schwartz joined Harrison & Held as a partner in 2007 to head up the firm’s real estate and banking practices. Before joining the firm, he was the managing partner at Laser, Pokorny, Schwartz, Friedman & Economos, P.C.  Marc has represented clients in the purchase, sale, development, financing, and leasing of commercial, residential, industrial, and office-type real estate in Illinois and throughout the country. He has represented and advised clients in complex real estate financing transactions both on the borrower’s and lender’s side of the transactions and has significant experience involving 1031 exchanges. He has acted as counsel for a number of large developers and real estate syndicators in the Chicagoland area in the development and financing of properties for retail, office, commercial, and industrial use. Marc has also assisted clients both as Landlord and as Tenant in complex lease negotiations.



  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D. (with Honors), 1979
  • University of Illinois, B.A., (Cum Laude), 1976


  • Member of the Board of the Directors at Loyola University Medical Center
  • Member of the Board of the Directors of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
  • Member of the Advisory Board of The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  • Member of the Chicago Kent College of Law Entrepreneurial Advisory Board
  • Midwest Regional Director for the Birthright Israel Foundation
  • City of Chicago Blue Ribbon Committee for the Abandoned Property Program


  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Awards & Honors

Illinois Super Lawyer in 2006

Speeches & Publications


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