Todd received his B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors and his law degree from the University of Illinois Law School, Magna Cum Laude. Todd served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Nicholas J. Bua and then practiced transactional real estate and land-use/zoning law with DLA Piper where he represented several commercial and residential developers.
Today, he leads Red Seal’s land acquisition, zoning, and development efforts. Over the past 26 years, he has done so for dozens of residential communities throughout the Chicago Metro area accommodating over one billion dollars of new development, including the redevelopment of Fort Sheridan, a former U.S. Military Base. Over the past four years, Todd and the Red Seal team have successfully entered the booming Nashville market. These efforts have resulted in the development of seven residential communities, representing several hundred homes and approximately 150 million dollars of new development…with more on the way. Todd and the Red Seal team have begun their long anticipated entry into the burgeoning Austin market, where they will continue to build high quality customizable homes and townhomes. Fishbein is also responsible for overseeing all in-house legal matters and is involved in all aspects of Red Seal’s operations.
Todd was an adjunct law professor at the University of Chicago Law School for 10 years where he taught a course in Real Estate Development Law and he sat on the Highland Park Plan Commission for 8 years. Todd also served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Science and Arts Academy, a private school for gifted children in Des Plaines, IL and now sits on its Board of Governors. He is also a current board member of the Parent and Family Association (PAFA) at Vanderbilt University. And serves on the Board of Directors for Camp Ramah in Wisconsin.
Todd and his wife, Lisa, founded the Chicago chapter of Atzum, an organization that provides financial and emotional assistance to survivors of terror attacks and their families.