David Leavitt is Partner and General Counsel with ElmTree Funds, LLC. He is responsible for overseeing the fund’s operations, including the finance, strategy, and legal aspects of the Fund. He is also the Chief Compliance Officer of ElmTree Funds, LLC. Mr. Leavitt has over 13 years of experience in the real estate fund management industry. He began his career as an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and most recently was a partner and national leader of PwC’s real estate tax practice. In these roles, Mr. Leavitt worked on numerous real estate transactions, including the formation of several multi-billion dollar open and closed end real estate funds, strategic acquisitions by non-US institutional and sovereign entities, and mergers and acquisitions involving non-traditional real estate platforms. Mr. Leavitt has presented at numerous real estate industry events on a variety of topics related to the acquisition, ownership, and disposition of real estate investments. Mr. Leavitt holds a BA in Liberal Arts from the New School University, a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law (with high honors), and an LLM in Taxation from New York University School of Law.