Meet Our Team
Dr. David A. Simon
Attorney & Owner
David founded simonlg to provide client-centered, high-quality legal services in real estate, corporate, and intellectual property law. Since 2008, Dr. Simon has represented clients in litigation, real estate transactions, corporate transactions, and intellectual property transactions. His clients have included hedge fund managers, investment firms, professional athletes, small businesses, and individuals. He also has worked in private practice, both state and federal judiciaries, and taught courses in law at Harvard University, the University of Kansas School of Law, the Hanken School of Economics, Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona (Spain), and Concordia University. While at Harvard Law School, Dr. Simon worked as an Academic Fellow. From 2019-2020, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he taught Torts, Criminal Law, and Patent Law. He is currently a Fellow at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. For 2020-2021, he was a Visiting Associate Professor and Frank H. Marks Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at George Washington University Law School. He currently is a Research Fellow at Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, & Bioethics.
simonlg consults with clients and law firms on a variety of legal matters, including residential and commercial real estate closings & contract negotiations, international real estate investment, real property tax appeals, corporate formations, corporate governance & structuring, corporate and business acquisition & investment, contract drafting & review, healthcare matters (drug and device, compliance), copyright & trademark registrations, licensing agreements, and other intellectual property transactions. Dr. Simon has served as outside general counsel for a variety of businesses. He currently serves as a volunteer attorney at the Lawyers for the Creative Arts, a nonprofit based in Chicago.
After graduating with a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, Dr. Simon earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was selected to the Moot Court Honor Society, Order of the Coif, and Dean's List. He graduated in the top 5% of his class while earning several writing awards from outside organizations. Dr. Simon practiced law in Chicago for several years before earning an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK, where he was a Cambridge International Scholar (full tuition scholarship & stipend) and member of Trinity College. His dissertation examined the philosophical underpinnings of so-called authors' rights (droit moral) in copyright law. He has published over 13 articles in scholarly journals on subjects ranging from constitutional law to intellectual property law.