CHICAGO—DTZ, a leading global property servicesfirm, has appointed Brett Soloway asglobal general counsel.


As a member of DTZ's global leadership team based in Chicago,Soloway will oversee DTZ's worldwide legal activities. He also willplay a critical role in the development and implementation of DTZ'soverall governance and risk management practices and will reportdirectly to Tod Lickerman, DTZ globalchief executive officer.


In his new role, Soloway will be responsible for developing andleading DTZ's corporate legal strategy to promote and protect itsinterests globally. He will provide independent counsel on legaland business matters, and manage the delivery of all legal servicesin a wide range of areas including regulatory compliance,transactions, risk management, employment law, and litigation. Healso will have functional oversight of the regional legal teamscovering the Americas, EMEA, North Asia andAsia Pacific.


Soloway has more than 20 years of experience managing legaloperations for retail and development companies. He joins DTZ fromHome Depot, where he led an international teamresponsible for all legal matters relating to development,operations, as well as property management activities for more than2,500 stores, distribution centers, and offices in theU.S., Canada, Mexico, China, andIndia. Soloway managed transactional,environmental, litigation, regulatory and other specialty legalwork, including work on M&A transactions, logistics/supplychain concerns, construction and facility maintenance issues, legalcompliance, and regulatory matters. His expertise includesEH&S and OSHA matters; energyagreements and Renewable Energy Credit projects,loss prevention and asset protection activities; and directinteraction with federal, state and local regulatory agencies. Amember of the Illinois State Bar, Soloway receivedhis AB with distinction in Political Science from theUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Heearned his JD cum laude at the University of IllinoisCollege of Law in Champaign, IL.


“Brett brings a wealth of experience from outside our industryto DTZ and he will be instrumental in helping administer and managethe company,” commented Lickerman. “He is a formidable professionaland fits in well with the senior team. We are delighted to haveBrett on board.”

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David Phillips

David Phillips is a Chicago-based freelance writer and consultant with more than 20 years experience in business and community news. He also has extensive reporting experience in the food manufacturing industry for national trade publications.