David Stanek is an associate in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Chicago office. Mr. Stanek represents and counsels clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, joint ventures, and development. He previously gained significant experience as a real estate director for a national retail corporation. Mr. Stanek received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, cum laude, in 2012. During law school, he was a Senior Editor of the Washington University Law Review, finished 1st place in the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition, and was inducted into the Order of Barristers. Mr. Stanek earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Archaeology from Dartmouth College in 2007. He is admitted to practice in Illinois.