W. Craig Fowler

W Craig Fowler

(312) 739-3511  ·  (312) 739-3535 fax  ·  [email protected]

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

Craig has spent over 40 years representing real estate developers and privately-held businesses of all types. Among other things, this has included sophisticated transactions, including commercial real estate acquisitions, entitlements, financings, leases, sales and property, 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 well over 25 million square feet. Craig’s work has been in the Midwest (principally Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Kentucky), in all other parts of the United States (including Florida, Texas, Washington State, Oregon and California), and in Canada.

In addition to his professional activities, Craig is and has been active in a variety of charitable and other extra-curricular activities. Among these are the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (Bishop and Trustees, 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); Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, Illinois (President, Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, and Chair of Admissions Committee); and Union League Club of Chicago (Membership Committee).

Prior to joining the Firm, Craig was 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 an Associate since 1978 and a Partner since 1984.

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 Bar Association