W. Craig Fowler

W Craig Fowler

(312) 739-3500  ·  (312) 739-3535 fax  ·  [email protected]

Craig has been a Partner with O’Rourke, Hogan, Fowler & Dwyer and its predecessor firms since 1990.

Craig was formerly with Schuyler, Roche & Zwirner, A Professional Corporation, Chicago, Illinois (formerly known as Hubachek, Kelly, Rauch & Kirby, P.C. and as Hubachek & Kelly, P.C.) where he had been a Partner since 1984.

Craig has spent over 32 years representing real estate developers and privately-held businesses of all types. Among other things, this has included sophisticated commercial real estate acquisitions, entitlements, financings, leases, management and sales, and also general domestic and international business acquisitions, sales and other general transactions. In particular, Craig has handled leases for both landlords and tenants aggregating in the tens of millions of square feet. Craig’s work has been with respect to transactions in the Midwest (principally Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Kentucky), in all other parts of the United States, and in Canada.

In addition to his professional activities, Craig is and has been active in charitable and other extra-curricular activities. Among these are the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (Development Committee and Bishop’s Associates); Christ Episcopal Church, Winnetka, Illinois (Senior Warden, Junior Warden and Vestry); University of Notre Dame Alumni Association (National Alumni Board of Directors); Notre Dame Club of Chicago (President, Board of Governors and “Award of the Year” Recipient); Notre Dame Club of Chicago Scholarship Foundation (Board of Trustees); New Trier High School Booster Club, Winnetka, Illinois (First Vice President, Second Vice President and Board of Directors); and Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, Illinois (President, Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, and Chair of the Admissions Committee).

Firm Practice Areas

Real Estate; Real Estate Development; Contract Law; Commercial Business Law; Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

1978, Illinois; 1979, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Education

Northwestern University, J.D., 1978, University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., with high honors, 1975

Memberships

Chicago, Illinois State, American (Member, Sections on: Corporation, Banking and Business Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law).