Daniel Diaz Leyva


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Daniel "Danny" Diaz Leyva is chair of the Florida real estate practice and also chair of the firm's LATAM practice. A trusted advisor with a broad range of transactional experience, Danny represents owner-operators, investors, family offices and developers in real estate and business matters.

Danny also represents bank and non-bank lenders in loan transactions. Danny supports clients in structuring business and joint ventures. He represents them in the acquisition, financing, leasing, development and sale of real estate.

In addition, Danny also operates as outside general counsel, advising clients on legal matters across their daily business affairs. He has extensive experience in government relations, counseling clients with issues before local and state government.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Represented a Florida-based bank in connection with closing an $80 million loan facility secured by a four-property office portfolio in Miami-Dade County

Represented an asset management company in connection with the acquisition of several dozen single-tenant retail properties leased to Dollar General across multiple states from multiple owners

Represented an asset management company in the acquisition of over 600 distressed single family homes in Miami-Dade County, including, multiple refinances of the portfolio before its sale to an institutional investor

Represented a joint venture between a retail developer and a Colombian family office in the acquisition of several single and multi-tenant retail properties in Florida, including, but not limited to McDonald's, Tire Kingdom, Pasteur Medical Center, United Rentals

Represented an asset management company in connection with its national triple-net, credit quality tenant leases including, but not limited to, 5/3 Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Diamonds Direct, and RaceTrac Petroleum

Represented a publicly traded homebuilder with its land acquisitions for single-family home developments across the State of Florida

Represented a multifamily developer in the acquisition of multiple properties for the development of multifamily apartment communities in Florida

Represented a family office in its direct equity investments in real estate with a multifamily developer in Florida


Education and Credentials

St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2004
University of Miami, B.S., with Honors, 2001
State of Florida
District of Columbia

Recognition and Community


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Named to The Fund® President’s Circle, which recognizes the top 100 member firms based on policies remitted, 2022

Selected to the Latino Leaders Magazine's Top Latino Lawyers list nationally, Real Estate and Business Transactions, 2021-2022

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis), 2018-2022

Selected to the list of Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Real Estate, 2020

Selected to the list of Florida Trend's Legal Elite Honorees in Real Estate, 2020

Recipient of the Palmer Trinity School's Head of School Alumni Award, 2016

Recipient of The Miami Foundation's Ruth Shack Leadership Award, 2012

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Palmer Trinity School, Board of Trustees, 2022-Present

Walking Mountains Science Center, Board of Directors, 2022-Present

Palmer Trinity Alumni Association, Board of Directors, 2018-2022

Miami Dade College, Board of Trustees, 2015-2018

Florida Health Choices, Board of Directors, 2014-2017

University of Miami Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies, Board of Directors, 2011-2016

Anthem Bank & Trust, Board of Directors, 2015

CHARLEE Homes for Children, Board of Directors, 2004-2013

Latin Builders Association, Board of Directors, 2009-2012