May 17, 2022

Volume XII, Number 137


Dan Flanigan

Dan is the founder of the Firm’s Financial Services Department and is Chair Emeritus (having served from 1999 thru 2017) of the Firm’s Real Estate and Financial Services Department, which had grown to 200-plus lawyers when he stepped down in 2017. 

Dan continues to serve as Managing Partner of the Firm’s New York City office. 

According to Chambers USA, Dan’s clients refer to him as a “master strategist” and consummate problem solver. One says, “There are many decisions I will not make unless I have his input." Another client of many years, the head of real estate lending at one of the largest banks in the U.S., says "I think his strength is he's a very practical attorney."

He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers In America ® 2020 in each of the following areas: Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation--Banking and Finance, and Litigation--Bankruptcy. 

He has been a trusted advisor to lenders, helping them navigate the ups and downs of the business cycle for decades.  He also makes his financing expertise, and deep knowledge of the lending environment and culture, available to the firm’s borrower clients, especially in difficult restructuring and workout situations. Dan writes a regular column on Opportunity Zones (“The Wizard of OZ”) in the New York Real Estate Journal.

Representative Engagements

The following representative engagements illustrate the breadth and diversity of Dan’s practice:

  • The Firm’s Real Estate Finance group, founded and led by Dan for 20 years, has documented and closed 4,800-plus commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans, over $47 billion-plus in principal amount, throughout the United States. 
  • Representation of major New York developer in financing of special-purpose development and construction projects nationwide.
  • Served as Kamber Management Company's counsel in three related purchase, sale and exchange transactions totaling over $650 million in Manhattan, NY in a three-month period. 
  • The Firm has served as Issuer’s Counsel in five Commercial Real Estate CLO transactions sponsored by Dan’s client Prime Finance.
  • Representation of Hong Kong/Cayman-based fund investing in U.S. student housing projects.
  • Represented one of the nation's premier developers in a complex restructuring of a $375 million dollar loan on a trophy property in New York City. He also recently assisted one of the top developers in Kansas City on a major loan restructuring on a trophy property in that city.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Dan Flanigan