Daniel J. Perlman, P.C.

Partner Real Estate


Dan has been ranked in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2005. In the 2019 edition, clients noted he “has an incredible legal mind, combined with business acumen” and in the 2018 edition, clients praised Dan for his “high degree of technical knowledge, accuracy and client service.” In the 2017 edition, clients praised him for his “extremely deep knowledge,” and in the 2015 edition, he was described as “a technically great lawyer and he thinks like a businessperson.” In 2015, he was among a group of 10 attorneys nationwide recognized as Law 360’s MVPs in the real estate field. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for Real Estate law every year since 2012, with commenters noting that he is an “excellent,” “very responsive” and “very talented” attorney. Dan was also recognized by Who’s Who Legal - The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for Real Estate in its 2015 edition.

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. His primary concentrations include complex investments in distressed capital stacks, loan workouts, and reorganizations.

Dan also represents some of the industry’s leading REITs in their respective market sectors, including Equity Lifestyle Properties, General Growth Properties, Equity Commonwealth 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 has been lead counsel on some of the nation’s highest profile development and re-development transactions. Dan also represents borrowers and lenders on securitized, conventional, and mezzanine financings—specializing in special situation financings. 


Memberships & Affiliations

Board Member, American Cancer Society Greater Chicago Downtown Board

Member, Political Science Advisory Board for the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1985Illinois
  • 2003New York


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.1985
  • University of MichiganB.A.1982