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L. David Lentz*

Chief Operating Officer

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Dave works closely with the managing partner and the management committee to guide the firm’s operations, including financial management, practice group management, and strategic planning. He oversees all real estate activities for Michael Best and is a member of several firm committees.

Dave joined Michael Best in 2003. Prior to becoming COO in 2011, he was responsible for administration of the firm’s Chicago office, and firm-wide strategic planning and practice group management. Previously he was vice president of finance for a Chicago-based technology consulting company and held several positions at a Cincinnati-based commercial bank.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Association of Legal Administrators


Community Involvement

President, homeowners association

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