August 6, 2020

Volume X, Number 219

Diane Shapiro Richer

Real estate transactions are often multi-layered and complex, requiring depth of experience and problem-solving skills to see them through to completion. To that end, Diane Shapiro Richer provides practical and insightful counsel to clients as they acquire, finance, develop, lease, operate and sell commercial real estate. Clients have come to rely on her to reduce complexities into carefully crafted agreements. 

Diane represents real estate investment trusts (REITs), private developers, construction and permanent lenders, retailers, non-profits and corporate users of real estate in a broad range of commercial real estate transactional matters, with a particular emphasis on real estate financings. Her experience includes: 

  • Real estate financings, representing both borrowers and lenders

  • Acquisitions and dispositions of office buildings, shopping centers, development parcels, hotels, apartment buildings and mixed-use developments

  • Leasing, representing both landlords and tenants

  • Settlement agreements, deed-in-lieu transactions and other loan workouts

  • Easements, covenants and development agreements

  • Real estate due diligence associated with corporate acquisitions and financings  

Diane embraces Polsinelli’s trademark collaborative approach to assembling the right team of attorneys for each assignment, with the goal of providing the best possible advice in the most efficient manner.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1985, Tax Lawyer Law Review, Associate Editor

  • B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1981, Economics

Bar Jurisdictions

  • District of Columbia, 1985

  • New York, 1985

Articles in the National Law Review database by Diane Shapiro Richer



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