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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.


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



  • 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.
  • Advised buyer on the acquisition of a $100,000,000 mixed-use retail and office property on a pier in San Francisco.
  • 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.   
  • Negotiated hundreds of leases nationwide for retail clients, including quick service restaurants and branch banking centers.  
  • Special Agent, Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, Virginia, 2000-2003
    • Held Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
    • Recipient of Three Exceptional Performance Awards from George Tenet


  • 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, Georgetown Law Alumni
  • Member, Junior League of Miami
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • 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


  • 法務博士, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
    • Order of the Coif
    • Dean's List (every semester)
  • 学士号, Cornell University, 2000
    • Degree Marshal-Ranked First in Class
    • Completed Degree in Three Years
    • Candidate, Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships
  • Florida
  • コロンビア特別区
  • Spanish, Fluent