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Dana Treister

Partner

Los Angeles - Downtown
Direct: (213) 270-9723
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Dana Treister is a Partner in the Real Estate department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He focuses his practice on real estate transactions across all 50 states, with an emphasis on the acquisition and sale of commercial properties, real estate finance, land use and entitlement work, and complex ground lease transactions. He has recently counseled clients in connection with a variety of development projects, ranging from historic rehabs to ground-up construction, especially in the hospitality area.  Dana also has extensive experience representing parties in the formation of joint ventures and in structuring tax-advantaged real estate transactions.  In recent years, Dana has represented both borrowers and lenders in both on-balance sheet and conduit loan transactions, and has coordinated the defeasance, re-financing and restructuring of existing debt instruments.  

Dana Treister is a Partner in the Real Estate department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He focuses his practice on real estate transactions across all 50 states, with an emphasis on the acquisition and sale of commercial properties, real estate finance, land use and entitlement work, and complex ground lease transactions. He has recently counseled clients in connection with a variety of development projects, ranging from historic rehabs to ground-up construction, especially in the hospitality area.  Dana also has extensive experience representing parties in the formation of joint ventures and in structuring tax-advantaged real estate transactions.  In recent years, Dana has represented both borrowers and lenders in both on-balance sheet and conduit loan transactions, and has coordinated the defeasance, re-financing and restructuring of existing debt instruments.  

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California Law School (1994)
    Order of the Coif
    Managing Editor, Sourther California Law Review
    Shattuck Award for Outstanding Service to the Law Center

  • B.A., Stanford University (1987)
    Member, Stanford Tennis Team, 1983-84

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • Central District of California

Clerkship

  • Honorable John G. Davies, Central District of California

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California Law School, 2003-2011
  • Board Member, Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Board of Trustees, 2001-Present
  • Founding Board Member, Adam Freeman Scott Memorial Foundation, 1996-Present
  • Executive Committee, Legion Lex, USC Law School, 2003-2004
  • Board Member, Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, 1997-2007
  • Board Member, Facing History and Ourselves, Board of Trustees, 2002-2008

Representative Engagements

  • Represented private equity fund in $145 Million portfolio of bank branches in eight states. 
  • Represent hotel developer in connection with development of boutique hotels in downtown, Los Angeles
  • Represent the lead developer in a $200 Million mixed-use development adjacent to USC.
  • Represent a developer in the acquisition, development, and leasing of a portfolio of charter schools in multiple states.
  • Represented developer of student housing projects in acquisition of $110 Million student housing complex serving Michigan State University.  
  • Represented family office in acquisition and financing of portfolio of national chain drug stores in multiple states.
  • Represented a national lender in construction loan to developer of industrial properties in Inland Empire region of California.
  • Represented international engineering firm in selling its corporate campus in largest real estate deal transaction in Los Angeles county in 2011.
  • Represented major shopping center owner in the acquisition of regional shopping center in Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Represented client in acquisition of a major office and retail building on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA.
  • Represented client in sale of multi-family portfolio and tax deferred exchange involving acquisition of an $85 million portfolio of triple net leased properties.

Publications

  • Author, "The Pain of Rejection," Los Angeles Lawyer (January 2012)

Accolades

  • "Top 30 Real Estate Lawyers in California,” Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal 2012
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2011-present
  • Nominated, Who’s Who of American Lawyers, 2009-present 
  • Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2013
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2013
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2012 and 2013