Dayna Finkelstein concentrates her practice in commercial real estate matters, including:
- Borrower-side financing
She represents real estate owners, borrowers, developers, tenants, and stakeholders in both local and national transactions involving a wide range of asset classes, encompassing:
- Industrial properties
She has significant experience representing sophisticated national players in both single asset and multistate portfolio transactions. Dayna is known for being diligent, organized, and creative during multifaceted, complex transactions.
Dayna also counsels private equity firms and other sophisticated corporate clients on the real estate aspects of mergers, stock purchases, and other corporate transactions across a wide range of industries.
Following Dayna’s winning 2020 submission to Blank Rome’s internal Innovation Challenge, Dayna is the architect of the firm’s new flagship business development training program for senior associates, BR Next. The pilot program was rolled out to senior associates in the firm’s business department in 2022 and based on its success, will continue to be rolled out in 2024 to other firm departments. The idea and program was also recognized by The Legal Intelligencer, as Dayna was the recipient of a 2023 Professional Excellence award in the category of Law Firm Innovators. For more on BR Next: Law Firm Innovators 2023: Dayna Finkelstein | Blank Rome LLP
In addition, Dayna is frequently called upon to help train younger associates both within the real estate group and outside of it through various substantive presentations, panels, and lectures. Most recently, she gave a TEDx-style talk to incoming first year associates as part of the firm’s week-long orientation program.
While in law school, Dayna served as Comments Editor of the Penn State Law Review. She was also co-president of the Jewish Law Students Association, a member/case-writer for the Appellate Moot Court Board, and a member of the Woolsack Honor Society.
Outside the Firm
Dayna is a Philadelphia native and has truly been brought up at the firm; she started working at Blank Rome at age 19. Outside of the firm, she enjoys teaching and mentoring law students, dance, theater, and travel.