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    • New York Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2013; John Marshall Harlan Scholar; Notes & Comments Editor, New York Law School Law Review)

    • Columbia University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2010)

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Danielle Ash


Danielle Ash is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate group, as well as a member of various specialty practice groups, including Ground Leasing, Opportunity Zones, Fund Formations, Real Estate Finance, and The Bronx. She has expertise in a wide array of real estate matters, including ground leases, joint ventures, construction and permanent financing, multi-stakeholder negotiations and development projects, and complex fund formations, and regularly represents institutional landlords, tenants, borrowers, lenders, sponsors, institutional investors, and developers in New York City and throughout the country.  

Some of Danielle’s notable transactions include: 

  • Represented real estate investment professional in the creation of a GP sponsor and management platform, with first-round investment from a large international equity company, targeting industrial assets in Florida.

  • Represented development client in connection with the creation of a ground lease concurrent leasehold and mezzanine financing in connection with an approximately $100M development of a mixed-use office and retail property located on the east coast.

  • Represented, Tribeca Investment Group in the US$300 million acquisition of a landmark building in New York's trendy garment district and helped to structure a complex ground lease with the joint venture partners.

  • Represented Halpern Real Estate Ventures in creating a unique and highly structured investment vehicle to provide sponsor capital for Opportunity Zone transactions. 

  • Negotiation and closing of $116,000,000 construction financing from a major institutional lender for a mixed-use historic structure in Philadelphia on behalf of the project’s sponsor and developer;

  • Representation of a real estate fund with US and non-US investors on establishing a mortgage loan origination platform;

  • Representation of developer/sponsor in obtaining more than $500,000,000 in construction and EB-5 financing for development of a mixed-use condominium development in downtown Manhattan;

  • Closing of over 20 CMBS loan originations and subsequent securitizations for major institutional banks;

  • Platform LP investment in blood plasma collection center operating business;   

  • Co-GP investment in series of storage facilities and multifamily developments located throughout NYC;

  • Acquisition and capital restructuring of downtown Manhattan property for a foreign philanthropic trust involving complex subleasehold condominium structure in connection with the recapitalization of an alternative non-profit school; and

  • Led team of attorneys in performing in-depth due-diligence on the underlying assets for the acquisition of a $4 Billion portfolio of mortgage and mezzanine loans for more than 500 properties located throughout the U.S.

Danielle is also a board member of Women in Housing and Finance, Women in Funds, as well as an active member of the Associate Board of WHEDCo., a South-Bronx based affordable housing developer and economic development non-profit. She was previously a member of the New York City Bar Committee on Housing and Urban Development and a guest lecturer for an introductory real estate development class at the NYU Schack Institute and is on the Alumni Board of New York Law School, her alma mater.


She also serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee having initiated pro bono relationships with several organizations to assist clients in U-Visa applications and asylum applications.


Danielle joined the firm in January 2015 from the Real Estate Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrisson LLP and is magna cum laude graduate of New York Law School, where she was a John Marshall Harlan Scholar affiliated with the Center for Real Estate Studies. She received her B.A. in Urban Studies from Columbia University.  She is admitted to practice only in New York.





  • Women in Housing & Finance (NYC) - Board Member 

  • Women in Funds

  • Associate Board of WHEDco

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