Danny Aleshire is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, focusing his practice on real estate, land use, and environmental matters. He currently serves as Special Counsel for the Carson Reclamation Authority and formerly served as the Assistant City Attorney of Signal Hill. He joined the firm in 2018 after nine years of private practice assisting real estate owners and developers through all stages of the entitlement and development process from the initial permitting and entitlement strategy through governmental approvals incorporating legal, political, community, and public relations issues. He has advised both municipalities and private clients on local planning and zoning regulations, state and local governmental regulatory requirements and related environmental laws, including CEQA. His experience has helped to shepherd development projects through various administrative, discretionary, quasi-judicial and legislative governmental processes, working with architects, political consultants, construction contractors and other consultants.
Danny brings extensive experience as a former associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP where he represented developers, investors, lenders, REITs and operators in a range of real estate transactions and real estate development projects involving office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, vacant land and hotel properties. Specifically, he has successfully negotiated multi-million dollar agreements for real estate purchase and sales, partnership and joint ventures, equity financing, origination and restructuring of mortgage and mezzanine debt, leasing, construction, permitting and development.
During his career, Danny has maintained an active pro bono practice working with nonprofit organizations to acquire, lease and finance various types of real property as well as assisting with development and entitlement matters.
Danny received his law degree from Stanford Law School in 2009. He graduated magna cum laude from Occidental College in 2005, where he received a BA with a double major in Politics and Economics. After college, he spent a year as a Fellow of the Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs for the 2005-2006 term in St. Louis.