Blank Rome Welcomes New Real Estate Of Counsel in New York
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to welcome Daniel W. Lurie as of counsel to the firm’s nationally recognized Real Estate practice. Daniel is based in Blank Rome’s New York office and joins the firm from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
Daniel is the latest addition to Blank Rome’s growing Real Estate team, which has welcomed over the last year leading partners Saul Breskal, Christy L. Reuter, and Sonia Kaur Bain; senior counsel Jerry A. Katz and J.J. Broderick; of counsel Kerri L. Alessi, Kathryn C. Appling, and Jamie Garelick; and associates Avery Cummings, Matthew Crawford, Kathleen J. Udo, and Kaitlyn West across the firm’s Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia offices.
Daniel focuses his practice on counseling clients in formations of joint venture lending and real estate investment platforms, as well as equity and “dirt” acquisitions and dispositions involving various asset classes, including retail, office, data center, residential, student housing, and senior living facilities. He has managed the real estate aspects of significant M&A transactions, including acquisitions of multinational manufacturers and retailers, and has liaised with foreign legal teams, managed property diligence, and negotiated real estate provisions in share purchase agreements and merger agreements. Daniel also has experience counseling clients on mortgage and mezzanine financings, foreclosures and enforcement actions, equity structuring (including Sharia-compliant structuring), and cross-border investments.
In addition, Daniel actively engages in providing pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations, including advising on the acquisition of land for a childcare facility for low-income residents of San Francisco and the negotiation of an office lease for the League of Women Voters.
Admitted to practice in New York, Daniel received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served on the staff of The Tax Lawyer legal journal, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University.