As both a lawyer and an investor, David R Gray Jr.’s status as a longtime resident of the city of Chicago has proved to be exceptionally beneficial. David is the founder of The Law Offices of David R. Gray, Jr. Ltd., and also holds the position of General Counsel with Wheeler Financial. The former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Estate Taxation Commission has routinely utilized his real estate expertise as an investor, and his legal focus expands beyond the incredibly broad range of real estate issues that fall well within his area of expertise to also include enforcement litigation, tax collection and civil litigation.

What is your hobby?

I read a lot. I also play guitar and piano.  I actually play in a band with my brother Tim from time to time.  I like golf and I try to work out whenever I have time. Given my busy schedule, it’s important that I try to remain active.

How did you get started with Music? What inspired you?

I was very lucky to have a great music teacher in high school.  He taught me to play piano with an emphasis on the blues.  There was a great music scene at the College of Charleston when I was there as an undergrad. I took some music classes there but was a philosophy major.  Playing music is not only fun but reduces stress.

How about golf?

I learned to play at a young age.  It’s a great game and there are few places more beautiful than a golf course.

How has this changed your life?

It’s helped me remain fit and flexible while also providing me with yet another healthy outlet for my competitiveness.

What advice do you have for others starting out with this hobby?

Competing is important if you want to become a better player, but skill development deserves a much greater deal of attention when you are first starting out.  And proper technique is critical.

Are there any other hobbies you have?

I enjoy taking a boat out on Lake Michigan to spend an entire day just casting a line out into the water.