David Saltiel  

David Saltiel
David Saltiel is partner in the Chicago law firm, Golan & Christie, LLP, with over 35 years’ experience in entertainment, real estate and corporate law. As general counsel for the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) for 20 years, he has worked extensively with lighting, rigging and design firms in connection with liability, insurance and corporate matters. He also represents real estate developers in connection with all aspects of real estate development from acquisition and zoning to construction management and leasing.  In his entertainment practice, Mr. Saltiel represents producers, theater owners, studios, writers, authors and performers. 
Each year since 2003, he has been named a Chambers USA American Leading Lawyer in Media and Entertainment Law as well as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Commercial Real Estate and Entertainment Law. In 2016 he was selected by Best Lawyers as its Illinois “Lawyer of the Year” in Entertainment Law-Motion Pictures and Television.

He is a founding board member and former president of Chicago Children’s Theatre (which is currently constructing its first permanent theatre and home on Chicago’s near West Side) and founding and current board member of Behind the Scenes Foundation.  He has been a board or honors council member of Lawyers for the Creative Arts for nearly 30 years.