Danielle focuses her practice in the areas of commercial real estate, business, corporate and banking law. Her real estate expertise encompasses a wide range of matters relating to the financing, acquisition, development, construction, leasing and disposition of retail, commercial, and industrial property. Danielle is also regularly involved in the representation of corporate entities in entity formation, contract negotiation, general business, and commercial matters. Danielle has real estate lending experience representing lending institutions and borrowers in the negotiation and documentation of acquisition and construction real estate financing.

Danielle believes in interfacing directly with clients and is dedicated to helping them resolve their concerns quickly and successfully. She is a strong advocate, as well as a problem solver, and understands that accessibility and responsiveness are vital to providing the best possible service. See her article on having a qualified deal team and blog about commercial lease considerations for small businesses.

Danielle Garson

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  • University of Maryland
    • Bachelor of Science, Marketing & Logistics, Transportation & Supply Chain
  • The John Marshall Law School
    • Juris Doctor, cum laude


  • Illinois
  • Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio


  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018-2021


  • "Don't Cut Corners on Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions," Crain's Cleveland Business, October 2019
  • "Understanding Your Loan Covenants - The Key to Compliance," Properties Magazine, February 2019
  • "How to Find and Pick a Business Attorney in 5 Steps," Fundera, October 2018
  • "Five Questions to Consider Before Listing on Airbnb," McCarthy Lebit Real Estate Blog, July 2018
  • "Have the Right Team in Place Before You Buy to Improve the Chance for Success," Smart Business, March 2018
  • "Commercial Lease Considerations for Small Businesses and Start-Ups," McCarthy Lebit Real Estate Blog, March 2018
  • "What Commercial Landlords Need To Know About Landlord Lien Waivers Or Landlord Subordination Agreements," McCarthy Lebit Real Estate Blog, August 2017
  • "Landlord Lien Waivers and Subordination Agreements," Properties Magazine, June 2017


  • Small Business Law, The Dealership, February 2017


$2 Billion Client Acquisition Transaction

Facilitated a client’s acquisition of a network of 23 owned food distribution centers as part of a larger $2 billion transaction.

$13.5 Million Purchase of Direct-to-Consumer Coffee Brand

Facilitated a client’s acquisition of two coffee roasting facilities in connection with the purchase of a direct-to-consumer coffee brand for $13.5 million.

Facilitated Client Acquisition of 17 Distribution Centers

Facilitated a client’s acquisition of 17 leased and owned distribution centers and ancillary facilities in connection with the acquisition of a consumer products distributor.

Serve as National Real Estate Counsel

Serve as national real estate counsel to a Fortune 500 food distribution company that operates a network of over 115 leased and owned distribution centers and over 50 ancillary sites.

$9 Million Sale of Multiple Apartment Buildings

Completed the sale of three apartment buildings for $9 million.

Real Estate Financing

Closed a real estate refinancing for two buildings consisting of $5 million in senior debt and $4 million of mezzanine debt.

Regularly Represent Commercial Lenders

Regularly represent a large local lender in their commercial lending of millions of dollars

Regularly Involved in Sale of Office Properties Around the US

Regularly involved in the sale of industrial, retail, and office properties around the US.

Office Leases for Large Distribution Company

Regularly represent a large distribution company in their lease and purchase of millions of square feet around the US.

$4,335,000 Construction of Office Building

Represented Owner in $4,335,000 construction financing for an office building in downtown Cleveland.