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David KlueverDavid C. Kluever
Partner

(312) 236-0077
(312) 236-0514 (fax)
dkluever@klueverplatt.com
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Education
Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1983
John Marshall Law School, L.L.M. in Taxation, 1987
DePauw University, B.A. Economics, 1980

Admissions
Illinois, 1983
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,
including the federal trial bar, 1986
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2004
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2008
United States Supreme Court, 2009

Affiliations
American Bar Association
Illinois Mortgage Bar
American Legal and Financial Network

Prior Experience
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office 1983 – 1987
Katz Randall & Weinberg (firm later named later Weinberg & Richmond)  1987-1988
Gottlieb and Schwartz, Partner, 1988-1993

Mr. Kluever is an attorney specializing in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, secured financing transaction and all manner of real estate, creditor’s rights and commercial litigation.  He has twenty five years experience in representing banks and institutional lenders in commercial loan transactions, creditor’s rights litigation and other compliance and contractual commercial litigation.  Mr. Kluever has had significant experience with failed institution litigation beginning with the RTC Crisis in 1989 and extending into the 1990’s. Kluever & Platt similarly operated under a legal services agreement and continues to handle litigation of a wide range of matters concerning failed institutions over the past five years.

His experience extends to the mortgage banking industry and currently includes the representation of three of the 5 major national banks subject to the National Mortgage Settlement decree, mortgage loan servicers some of which are subsidiaries of international banks and Wall Street firms, default industry process outsourcers, title companies and industry professionals. 

While many firms specialize in handling only volume default-related litigation in actions to collect sums due under defaulted mortgage loans, Mr. Kluever leads Kluever & Platt’s separate team of litigators in handling all manner of related contested litigation and appeals.  Such related litigation has included appraiser liability claims, loan origination and put-back claims, robo-signing litigation, MERS (standing) litigation, and other loan origination claims including TILA, HOEPA, Reg Z, and other contested claims and litigation.

Mr. Kluever represents clients not only in the trial courts but also in civil appeals. He has prevailed in appeals before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Illinois Supreme Court and the First, Second, Third and Fifth Illinois Appellate Districts.
Mr. Kluever’s transactional clients include commercial real estate developers; developers of single family subdivisions, condominium and mixed use developments, low income tax credit and senior citizen multifamily housing developments; property management companies; condominium and homeowner’s associations; corporation, individual entrepreneurs and business owners; and accountants. It is noteworthy that a number of other attorneys practicing in Illinois hire Mr. Kluever to represent them in connection with their personal legal needs including both litigation and transactional matters.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Kluever was a criminal prosecutor as an Assistant State’s Attorney under Richard Daley in Cook County, Illinois for four years from 1983 through 1987. During this time he tried hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases throughout the Cook County criminal justice system and handled over twenty appeals in the Illinois First District Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court.

Reported and Appellate Decisions