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Danielle Gonzalez

Danielle Gonzalez concentrates on commercial real estate law. She represents national and local clients in connection with the acquisition, financing, leasing and disposition of retail centers, office buildings, industrial parks, multi-family residential properties, self-storage centers, parking facilities, and raw-land developments throughout the United States. Danielle possesses vast experience advising on commercial leasing, and represents both landlords and tenants on leases covering all real estate asset classes. She represents sellers and purchasers with the acquisition and disposition of numerous types of real property. She counsels borrowers in connection with secured financings, including acquisition loans, refinances and defeasances. Danielle also has experience counseling retail clients on the development of shopping center pads for brand-specific uses, including the negotiation of ground leases, CC&Rs, easements and design guidelines. She also has experience with acquiring, developing and financing self-storage centers. Finally, she counsels owners and managers in the negotiation of property management, as well as parking facility, agreements.

Concentrations

  • Complex commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions
  • Retail industry transactions
  • Real estate financing
  • Retail, industrial, warehouse, office and commercial leases

Capabilities

Experience

  • Advised buyer on the acquisition of a $700,000,000 office building acquisition in New York City, and then represented the same party when the sold the building a few years later for more than $1.1 billion.
  • Represents a publicly-traded multifamily housing developer on the acquisition and development of a 17-acre parcel in downtown San Francisco, which project involves public-private partnerships, affordable and market-rate housing, grant and bond financing, and numerous other complexities, which project is slated to span a 10-year project timeline.
  • Represented an institutional buyer on the acquisition of a $750,000,000 portfolio of medical office buildings in over 25 states.
  • Represented an institutional buyer on the acquisition of 5 multifamily properties in New York City for over $1.2 Billion. 
  • Represented an institutional buyer on the acquisition of a $470,000,000 portfolio of medical office buildings in 5 states.
  • Represented an institutional client on the sale of a $325,000,000 office building in New York City.
  • Represented a MOB (medical office building) fund in connection with a $55,000,000 acquisition in Florida.
  • Represented a MOB (medical office building) fund in connection with a $65,000,000 acquisition in South Florida.
  • Represented a developer in Houston, Texas on the acquisition and development of two retail shopping centers.
  • Represented an institutional client on the buy-out of joint venture interests in connection with a $100,000,000 multifamily property in Florida.
  • Represented an institutional client on the acquisition of a $130,000,000 office park in Georgia.
  • Represented an institutional client on the acquisition of a $100,000,000 office park in Northern California.
  • Represented an institutional client on the acquisition of a $120,000,000 mixed use property in Northern California.
  • Represented an institutional client in the disposition of a $100,000,000 multifamily property in South Florida.
  • Represented a developer client in the acquisition and development of a $100,000,000 mixed-use project in South Florida.
  • Represented an institutional client on the acquisition of a $220,000,000 office property in Seattle, Washington.
  • Represented an institutional client in the disposition of a $70,000,000 historic hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Represented an institutional client in the joint venture with a local developer in connection with a $100,000,000 retail project in New Jersey.
  • Represented an institutional client in the subdivision, followed by the multi-parcel sale, of a mixed-use property in Arizona.
  • Represented an institutional client in the acquisition of a $100,000,000 multifamily property in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Advised buyer on the acquisition of a $100,000,000 mixed-use retail and office property on a pier in San Francisco.
  • Represented a borrower on a $300,000,000 acquisition loan secured by a portfolio of properties across the country.
  • Represented a borrower on a $130,000,000 refinancing secured by a portfolio of properties in New York, New Jersey and Florida.
  • Represented a borrower on a $100,000,000 refinancing of 4 medical office buildings in California.
  • Represented a borrower on a $50,000,000 acquisition loan secured by a multifamily building in Florida.
  • Represented a mezzanine lender on the financing of a $200,000,000 mezzanine loan secured by interests in a large office park in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Represented a borrower on a $100,000,000 refinancing secured by 14 properties in South Florida, which transaction included the assignment and assumption of existing debt from four other lenders.
  • Represents institutional landlord of office buildings, industrial parks and retail centers in multiple states.
  • Represents landlord/owner on all leasing for portfolio of 15 medical office buildings in multiple states.
  • Represents national retail tenant on all leasing matters in multiple states.
  • Represented national quick service restaurant tenant on the negotiation of several hundred leases nationwide.
  • Represented national branch banking center client on the negotiation of numerous location leases nationwide.
  • Special Agent, Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, Virginia, 2000-2003
    • Held Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
    • Recipient of Three Exceptional Performance Awards from George Tenet

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Daily Business Review, "Professional Excellence Awards, Real Estate Transactions," 2020
  • Team Member, Daily Business Review, "Florida Legal Awards: Real Estate Transactions Award," 2020
  • Recipient, Sapoznik Insurance Public School Alumni Achievement Award, The Education Fund, 2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2013-2018
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010, 2013 and 2017-2018
  • Selected, South Florida Business Journal, "40 Under 40," 2017
  • Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year – Office Category," 2016
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2011-2013 and 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
  • Rotary International Scholar to Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1996-1997
 
  • Member, Women United Executive Committee, United Way of Miami-Dade
  • Member, American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network
  • Member, Cornell Club of Greater Miami
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member, Georgetown Law Alumni
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, Junior League of Miami
  • Member, Latin Builder’s Association
  • Member, Miami Finance Forum
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member, CREW Miami
  • Mentor, Women of Tomorrow
  • Board Member, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, Board of Directors
  • Member, American Cancer Society Volunteer Leadership Board of Miami, 2017

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean's List (every semester)
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2000
    • Degree Marshal-Ranked First in Class
    • Completed Degree in Three Years
    • Candidate, Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships
Admissions
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
Languages
  • Spanish, Fluent