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   3David M. SaltielChicago(312) 263-2300dmsaltiel@gct.lawdmsaltiel@gct.lawGolan Christie Taglia LLPgct.lawgct.lawsaltieldavid.jpgArts, Entertainment & Sports LawReal Estate Law: CommercialFilm, Television & Theater LawEntertainment LawReal Estate LawCorporate Law
David M. Saltieldmsaltiel@gct.law
Golan Christie Taglia LLPhttp://gct.law
70 W Madison St Ste 1500
Chicago IL 60602-4265
Ph.(312) 263-2300 Fx.(312) 263-0939
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law    Film, Television & Theater Law
Real Estate Law: Commercial    Entertainment Law
    Real Estate Law
    Corporate Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Mr. Saltiel practices primarily in the areas of real estate, entertainment and corporate law. In his real estate law practice, he concentrates on acquisition and development of commercial and residential properties (including condominium development), landlord and tenant matters, real estate management, leasing and fair housing. In his entertainment law practice, he represents authors and screenwriters, composers, producers and performing artists in theatre, film, and television as well as entertainment trade associations and businesses providing entertainment services. He has represented screenwriters for such films as The Santa Clause and Space Jam and producers of the television series Prison Break and of such films as Stranger Than Fiction, The Ice Harvest, and Roll Bounce.

In addition to representing many off-Loop Chicago theaters, Mr. Saltiel has represented the following theatrical productions: Six Days, Life's Not Fair. . .So What? (Lakeshore Theatre, Chicago), Over the Tavern (Mercury Theatre, Chicago), Oz Sings (National Tour), Fully Committed (Royal George Theatre, Chicago), And Neither Had I Wings to Fly (Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago), Pageant (Black Orchid Theater, Chicago) and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (25th anniversary production, New York).


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1980


Date of Birth:  1954

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law,J.D., 1979
Undergraduate School:  University of Michigan, 1975, BBA
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  With distinction; Editor, The Monroe Street Journal (School of Business Administration student newspaper); Writer, Gargoyle

Representative Clients:  
Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA); Deep End Productions, Inc.; Little English Productions, Inc.; Topa Topa Bluffs; Ravinia Festival Association; Chicago Music and Dance Theater; Vanilla City; Noble Fool Theatre; Lakeshore Theatre; Chicago Spotlight, Inc.


Employment History:  
Greenberg Keele Lunn & Aronberg, 1979-1988
Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC, which merged with K & L Gates in 2009, 1988-2012
Golan Christie Taglia LLP, 2012-present


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association;
Chicago Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
ABA Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries


Community Involvement:  
Co-Producer, Topa Topa Bluffs (2002); Civic Partners Chairman, League of Chicago Theatres Foundation Benefit (2002); Honors Council, Lawyers for the Creative Arts (2001-Present; Board of Directors (Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer), 1981-1994); Trustee, Board of Trustees for the Village of Lincolnshire, Illinois (1988-1993); Founding Member of the Lincolnshire Emergency Telephone System Board (1990-1993); Member, Lincolnshire Plan Commission (1998-2003 and 1986-1988); Founding Director and Officer, School District 103 Learning Fund and Board of Directors (1995-present); Honored with wife by the Lincolnshire Community Association in 2001 as Citizens of the Year.


Published Legal Writing:  
E-Signature Law Raises New Issues, Protocol, The Journal of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association, Winter, 2001, Volume 6, Number 1

FMLA: A Primer for Employers (Part I), Protocol, The Journal of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association, Summer, 2000, Volume 5, Number 3

FMLA: A Primer for Employers (Part II), Protocol, The Journal of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association, Fall, 2000, Volume 5, Number 4

Practical Litigation or How I Stole My Lawyer's Annuity, Protocol, The Journal of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association, Winter, 1999, Volume 4, Number 1

The Standard Lease Form and Other Myths, Protocol, The Journal of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association, Summer, 1998, Volume 3, Number 2

Seizure of Leased Goods by Common Carrier, Protocol, The Journal of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association, Summer, 1998, Volume 3, Number 2

Structuring Your Business for Growth, Protocol, The Journal of the Entertainment Services and Technology Association, Fall, 1998, Volume 3, Number 3


Legal Lectures:  
Screenwriter's Agreements, Chicago Bar Association Creative Arts Law Committee, 1998

Screenwriter's Agreements in the Independent Film, Independent Film Project, Legal Panel for Filmmakers, 1997


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