Daniel Fireman > gunnercooke LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

gunnercooke LLP

Work Department

Real Estate Finance




Real estate finance has been Daniel’s main practice area throughout his career.

Daniel’s team at gunnercooke has been assembled to provide a broad skillset offering of a best-in-class service principally advising lender clients on secured loan originations and recoveries, lender funding arrangements, operational structures and processes, and the preparation of bespoke loan and security documentation.

The team has extensive experience in relation to the core and ancillary requirements of its clients. Its real estate finance practitioners are supported by specialists advising on: ⸺

  1. Construction law and documentation.
  2. Complex banking arrangements.
  3. Planning law.
  4. Insolvency, loan recovery and related enforcement processes.
  5. Enhanced corporate and individual identity due diligence.

Daniel is an active member of lender and financial intermediary representative trade associations and serves on the Executive Council of the Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA).


Previous Law Firms

  • 1986 to 1991: Brand Montague & Co: articled clerk, Solicitor and Partner specialising in property finance.
  • 1992 to April 2014: CKFT: Founding and Managing Partner with a real estate finance practice focus.
  • May 2014 to April 2021: Howard Kennedy LLP (post-merger with CKFT): Partner and founder of its Banking and Real Estate Finance team.


  • Financial Intermediary and Broker Association (FIBA)
  • Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL)
  • R3

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property finance

The real estate finance practice at gunnercooke LLP has continued to grow over recent years with several partner hires, including Daniel Fireman from Howard Kennedy LLP in April 2021. The team acts for lenders and borrowers, including clearing banks, alternative lenders, and developers, on property investment and development finance mandates in the residential, office and hotel sectors. Matthew EastConor Downey and Russell Dellar are other notable members of the team.