Doug Wambach is a partner at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. Mr. Wambach has concentrated his practice in commercial real estate for more than thirty years. He offers a consultative and practical approach in his clients’ purchase, sale, design, construction, financing, and leasing of office, industrial, retail, and multi-family residential properties. His experience includes numerous complex transactions with asset values exceeding $100 million. He has also represented clients in industries such as senior housing development and golf course lending and development. Mr. Wambach currently heads Burke Warren’s real estate practice group.

While based in Chicago, he represents a national pension trust and other investment funds in real estate acquisitions and joint ventures nationally. He has counseled investors in the formation of real estate investment funds and the investment by those funds in joint ventures, acquisitions, and development projects.  As a member of Burke, Warren’s Religious practice, Mr. Wambach represents religious, education, and social services organizations in a variety of real estate related matters. He is also actively involved with the Firm’s Automotive Franchise group assisting its clients on the sales and purchases of dealership assets.

Mr. Wambach is the former chairman of the governing board of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois and is the recipient of the 2014 Heart of Gold Award for his work as a mentor with the scholars of the program. He also received the “Making a Difference Award” in  2014 from the Lawyer’s Lend a Hand Program of the Chicago Bar Association for his work with Boys Hope. 


Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of the "Making a Difference Award" from the Chicago Bar Association's Lawyers Lend a Hand Program
  • Recipient of the "Heart of Gold Award" from Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois
  • Designated an Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Designated an Leading Lawyer
  • Rated AV Preeminent Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Member, The Chicago Bar Association
  • Board Member, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois (2001-2013 [Chair 2009-2011])



  • Illinois


Georgetown University (B.S., cum laude, 1978)

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1981)

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