William L. Goldbeck

william.goldbeck dbr.com
Phone: (312) 569-1225 (312) 569-1225
Fax: (312) 569-3225


William L. Goldbeck counsels and assists clients with acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, real estate development, financing and construction law matters.

Will has represented a wide variety of clients including diversified manufacturing corporations, tech firms, hospitals and health systems, and educational and cultural institutions in various real estate transactions involving real estate development, sales and acquisitions, leasing and construction. Will is experienced in representing clients for whom real estate is not their principal asset and who seek business-oriented counsel on real estate matters.


  • Real estate counsel to Fortune 150 global manufacturing corporation, providing representation in real estate dispositions and acquisitions throughout the United States and in Mexico and Canada, and in industrial, warehouse and office leasing, construction projects and real estate aspects of corporate acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Representation of hospitals and health systems in Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey and Montana in matters ranging from development of medical office buildings, medical office leasing, construction and real estate dispositions and acquisitions.
  • Representation of private university in design, construction and specialty consultant contracts for construction of high-rise student center and student residential facility.
  • Representation of industrial manufacturing company in sale and lease-back of 30 acre industrial facility.
  • Real estate counsel to private liberal arts college in design and construction of several campus facilities, including $43 million expansion of Science Center, and in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and zoning matters.
  • Representation of national home builders in all aspects of development of residential communities in Chicago metropolitan area, including land acquisition, annexation and municipal entitlements.
  • Representation of big data company in commercial office leasing throughout the United States.
  • Representation of national developer of industrial and warehouse facilities in design and construction matters.
  • Representation of several Chicago-area cultural institutions in design and construction of new exhibits and renovation of existing facilities.


Best Brief at the Illinois State Bar Association Moot Court Competition
Edward D. White Award, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1998, magna cum laude
  • The University of Chicago, B.A., 1980, with honors


  • Chicago Bar Association

Will's Areas of Focus