According to Chambers USA, Dan Flanigan’s clients refer to him as a “master strategist” and consummate problem solver. One says, “There are many decisions I will not make unless I have his input." Another client of many years, the head of real estate lending at one of the largest banks in the U.S., says "I think his strength is he's a very practical attorney." Dan has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers In America® 2017 in each of the following areas: Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation--Banking and Finance, and Litigation--Bankruptcy.
The 180-plus attorneys in Dan’s Department have embraced, built upon, and carried forward Dan’s broad strategic vision combined with a meticulous approach to execution of practical solutions to client problems. The Real Estate Development and Transaction groups represent major developers and owners of every type of commercial and residential real estate imaginable throughout the United States. The Financial Services lawyers within the Department cover all aspects of debt financing - from secured lending to securitization and structured finance, from loan origination to loan enforcement and bankruptcy.
Dan has been a trusted advisor to lenders, helping them navigate the ups and downs of the business cycle for decades. He also makes his financing expertise, and deep knowledge of the lending environment and culture, available to the firm’s borrower clients, especially in difficult restructuring and workout situations.
In recent years Dan has been intensely involved in the commercial mortgage backed securities industry (CMBS). Dan served as lead counsel in the formation and operation of two national CMBS lenders and has continued to lead the expansion of the group's CMBS practice. Lawyers in the Real Estate Finance group supervised by Dan have closed 3,300-plus CMBS and other commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans, over $29 billion-plus in principal amount, throughout the United States.