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.


  • University of Maryland
    • BS Marketing & Logistics, Transportation & Supply Chain
  • The John Marshall Law School
    • JD


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


  • Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Star 2018 & 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


$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.