Daniel J. Perlman

Daniel J. Perlman

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Recognized since 2009

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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Dan has over 35 years of experience navigating a broad range of highly complex and sophisticated transactions in the real estate space. He has been ranked in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2005. In the 2021 edition, sources noted that “his work product is phenomenal” and “he has a great reputation.” In the 2018 edition, clients praised Dan for his “high degree of technical knowledge, accuracy and client service.”

Dan has extensive experience in representing private equity investors on real estate fund formations and equity and debt investments directly and indirectly through joint ventures with operating members. Dan has been lead counsel on some of the nation’s highest profile development and re-development transactions and is currently lead counsel on the mixed use development at 1568 Broadway in Times Square.

Dan also represents some of the industry’s leading REITs in their respective market sectors, including Equity Lifestyle Properties, Ventas, Inc., Equity Commonwealth, Washington Prime Group, Inc. and Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust, among others. His representation includes multi-billion dollar portfolio acquisitions and joint ventures, property-level secured financings, corporate-level unsecured financings, internalizing management functions, and workouts.

Dan also represents borrowers and lenders on securitized, conventional, and mezzanine financings—specializing in special situation financings. His primary concentrations include complex investments in distressed capital stacks, loan workouts, and reorganizations.

  • 333 West Wolf Point Plaza
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • Northwestern University, J.D., graduated 1985

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Chicago, Illinois

171 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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  • Real Estate Law


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