Douglas J. Danzig

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3136
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3136
Douglas J. Danzig

Douglas J. Danzig


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Douglas Danzig is Of Counsel to the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. He joined the Real Property Department as a partner in 1996 and practices in the New York office. He began his career at a major Wall Street firm where he represented international clients in complex, multidistrict commercial litigation. He has been able to blend his litigation expertise with his real estate practice to bring a unique perspective to complex real estate transactional and litigated matters.

For over 35 years, Douglas has advised domestic and international clients in their leasing, acquisition (including joint ventures), disposition and financing of shopping centers, office towers, multi-family housing projects (including condominiums and cooperatives) as well as hotel and hospitality projects. He has also litigated and/or arbitrated loan defaults, foreclosures, construction disputes, brokerage claims and lease disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country and before various alternative dispute resolution organizations such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and JAMS.

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JD, Fordham University School of Law, 1974
BA, Fordham University, 1971

Doulgas was licensed to practice in New York and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit in 1975. He was licensed to practice in California in 1980 and in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Central Districts of California and in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1981.

  • New York State Bar
  • Advised client with respect to $100 million joint venture investment in a Madison Avenue, New York, office tower having a valuation of $540 million
  • Advised client in connection with real estate aspects of $100 million stock acquisition of retail clothing company
  • Advised client with respect to joint venture to develop a $130 million high end condominium project in Tribeca, New York City
  • Negotiated 45,000 sq. ft. supermarket lease for store to be built on 86th Street in Manhattan
  • Represented client in fair-market rent arbitration relating to retail store at 74th Street and Broadway
  • Represented client in purchase of $22 million acquisition of residential triplex apartment
  • Advised client in connection with sale and leaseback of $20 million townhouse on 70th Street
  • Represented client in negotiation of lease for "teleport" space consisting of 60,000 square feet in midtown Manhattan
  • Represented several boards of managers of condominiums in actions against sponsors relating to construction defects
  • Represented art gallery in connection with lease of gallery space in Chelsea
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Real Estate, The Legal 500, 2011, 2014 - 2016
  • New York's Top Rated Lawyers, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • New York Metro Super Lawyer, Real Estate, Thomson Reuters, 2006 - 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2018 - 2021
  • Best Lawyers - Real Estate Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2023
  • "Europe vs. USA: A Destination for Asian Investors," MIPIM Asia, Hong Kong, December, 2013
  • "2,4,6,8 - Do We Really Have to Litigate:  Arbitration and ADR," ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, Orlando, Florida, October 2012
  • "The Rodney Dangerfield Clauses Revisited and Expanded: Ten (More) Lease Provisions That Get No Respect," ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2011
  • Facilitator, Student Roundtable/Careers in the Shopping Center Industry, ICSC RECON, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2010
  • Panelist, "Don't Just Stand There & Take a Beating ... Where Are the Deals in the Current Economy?" ICSC RECON, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2009
  • Moderator, "The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: Causes, Forecasts and Legal Implications," Fulbright Client Seminar, New York, New York, April 2008
  • "How Will the Court Determine Your Operating Expense Provision? - You Might Be Surprised," New York City Bar Association, New York, New York, February 2006 
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • State Bar of California