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Brandilyn Dumas focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, joint ventures, and development, with respect to a variety of assets, including shopping centers, office buildings, hotels and resorts, multi-use developments, industrial properties, and multi-family developments.


  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Senior and mezzanine financing
  • Preferred Equity
  • Joint Ventures




  • Represented shopping center owner in the disposition of a $375.8M nine-center portfolio.
  • Represented owner of multi-state residential portfolio (approximately $160M) in joint venture and related property and asset management agreements.
  • Represented lender in connection with the $171M senior financing of various properties located in New York and Massachusetts.
  • Represented borrower in the senior financing of various properties located in New York and Tennessee.
  • Represented hotel and real estate company in connection with the $52.5M purchase of an iconic Georgia hotel.
  • Represented commercial bank in the $60M senior construction financing of a New York City-based hotel.
  • Represented real estate capital management firm in mezzanine financing and other transactions involving multiple participation interests.°
  • Represented real estate investment firm in the $400 million acquisition and mortgage financing of a nine-building campus.°
  • Represented hotel owner in the restructuring of $840 million in debt and other secured claims.°
  • Represented shopping center owner in the acquisition of property and the assumption of $61.6 million mortgage loan.°
  • Represented financial institution in the restructuring of mortgage, construction and mezzanine loans encumbering sites being developed as shopping centers.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Dumas prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Instructor, NYC Dept. of Education, I.S. 172, Teach for America, 2003-2005

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
  • Listed, New York Real Estate Journal, “Ones to Watch Rising Stars,” 2023
  • Listed, Crain’s New York, "Notable Women in Law," 2022
  • Team Member, Chambers & Partners USA Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, 2017 and 2022
  • Listed, City & State New York, The Responsible 100, 2020 
  • Selected, New York Law Journal, "Rising Stars," 2020 
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2017-2021
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013, 2015, 2019 and 2022
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2014
  • Trustee, Harlem Link Charter School, 2010-Present
  • Director, WP Theater, 2022-Present
  • Trustee, Winchester Thurston School, 2020-Present
  • Mentor, NYU Law Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Fellows Program, 2023-Present


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2008
  • M.S.T., Fordham University, 2005
  • B.A., cum laude, Duke University, 2003
  • New York