“I don’t reduce my work to just cases, because I know it’s truly about the people. No matter how complex the case, I like that I’m helping a person at the end of the day.”
Danielle is an experienced real estate lawyer who handles all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition and disposition, development, and investment. Working with lenders, businesses, builders, and international investors, she tailors her guidance to her clients’ specific goals and lifestyle.
While Danielle’s experience spans the entire real estate process, she has particular experience negotiating and drafting contracts, loan documents, and leases for commercial real estate matters. Adept at issue spotting, clients appreciate Danielle’s ability to assist them on everything, from scoping a project to handling small procedural details. Her experience extends to resolving complex title and zoning issues.
Real estate investment is also one of Danielle’s strengths, and she enjoys helping both new and experienced investors attain the financing and terms that best align with their investment strategies. She often works with busy individuals, many of whom invest in or develop real estate as part of their wealth-planning. They trust Danielle to see their projects to completion within their schedule and prescribed limitations.
In addition, Danielle is active member of Sands Anderson’s Community Associations team, and she works with associations, developers, builders, management companies, and lenders for common interest communities. She provides counsel, drafts and negotiates contracts and loan documents, drafts and interprets covenants and restrictions, and resolves disputes.
While in law school, Danielle focused extensively on international and trade matters. In addition, she interned in Wuhan, China, where she worked in international trade dispute resolution.
When not in the office, Danielle enjoys yoga, traveling, and devouring books. She also speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese.
Represented a top fifty national builder in all Virginia land acquisitions from 2016 to 2021, with regular multimillion-dollar transactions.
Represented numerous churches in multimillion-dollar land acquisitions or dispositions.
Represented a single investor in the acquisition of $2 million dollar property portfolio.
Negotiated restaurant leases in Richmond, Virginia.
Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch", Real Estate Law, 2024
"Legal Elite", Virginia Business magazine, Young Lawyer (under 40) 2023
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