Mr Daniel Perlman > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Daniel Perlman is a partner in the Real Estate Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has extensive experience in advising pension funds and their advisors, national developers, foreign institutions, public and private REITs as well as investment banks and hedge funds on real estate fund and venture formations, loan workouts, sales and purchases of distressed loans, securitized, conventional and mezzanine financings, commercial development, and commercial acquisitions and dispositions.


Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 1985; University of Michigan, B.A., 1982.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate

Noted for its work for publicly-traded REITs, sovereign wealth funds, major pension organizations and institutional investors, Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the go-to counsel for private equity groups on all real estate-related activities. Practice heads Jonathan Schechter, Andrew Small and Kevin Ehrhart, based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively, are recognised for their expertise in joint venture formation, capital raisings and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions. Christopher Hartmann is another noted figure in New York; recommended for preferred equity investments and financings. Chicago’s Rachel Brown and Daniel Perlman are focused on workouts, loan sales and investments in distressed capital stacks.