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MEET CELEBRITY DANCER

DAVE GUNNING

Partner, McDonald Hopkins

Dancing with Victoria Rumzis

  • David is Chair of McDonald Hopkins' Business Department. His practice focuses on real estate and finance. He understands the complex and challenging issues facing the real estate and commercial finance industries. David’s experience spans the areas of real estate, commercial finance, construction, public finance, economic incentives, and general corporate law and includes real estate acquisition and dispositions, sale- leasebacks, joint venture agreements, leasing, complex loan and finance documentation, negotiations/contracts, economic incentive transactions, and fund development. David has represented national lenders and other financial institutions; borrowers; national, regional, and local developers; institutional and corporate owners; national retailers, and privately held businesses.


    David earned a J.D. from Cleveland State University College of Law in 1994. He received a B.A. from Lake Forest College in 1989.

  • Why did I become an It Takes Two Celebrity Dancer?

    I went to the event for the first time last year and saw how much fun everyone had. I thought it would be a riot to try and do this myself.


    What about dance in general connects with you?

    I love all forms of music and have never been a real dancer, so this opportunity to do something different is cool.


    Why should people vote for me?

    People should vote for me because I will show the people my excitement and enthusiasm for the night and the cause on the night of the event. As the only man in the group, I have extra pressure to perform, and I promise to deliver. LOL!!!!

  • Favorite TV Show: The Wire


    Favorite Author: Vince Flynn


    Favorite genre of Music: Country


    Favorite Dessert: Peanut Butter Pie


    Name one thing on your bucket list: See the Cleveland Browns win a Super Bowl


    As a child I wanted to be: the starting quarterback for Ohio State University


    When I am not working, I like to: fish

  • Wife Gina; Daughters Annie (20) and Jordan (27)

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