Dianne is a partner in the firm's Real Estate and Commercial & Public Finance practice groups. She is co-chair of the Real Estate Finance Team and co-chairs the firm's Distressed Real Estate Response Team. Dianne focuses her practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including construction, mezzanine and permanent financing; workouts; restructurings; letter of credit facilities; low income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects; Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac multifamily programs; acquisitions and dispositions of real estate; opinion letters; leasing; condominiums; real estate tax exemptions; and zoning and land-use matters.
Dianne is a member of The American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the premier honorary organization for commercial real estate lawyers in the United States. National ranking publications, such as Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, describe Dianne as "thorough, diligent and extremely knowledgeable." She is highly experienced in the field of distressed real estate. She frequently advises financial institutions on complex and sophisticated matters. She is known for her real estate finance expertise, and described by clients as "experienced, knowledgeable and great to work with."
Dianne is admitted to practice in Ohio and Georgia.
Dianne also practices in the Atlanta office:
Two Alliance Center
2560 Lenox Road, Suite 1600
Atlanta, Georgia 30226
American College of Real Estate Lawyers · Board of Governors, 2009-2011; Chair, Programs Committee, 2007-2008
American College of Mortgage Attorneys
American Bar Association · Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; Liaison to ABA Task Force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform, 2009-2011; Assistant Secretary, Real Property Section, 2008-Present; Chair, Mortgage Lending Committee, 2008-2010; Chair, Construction Lending Committee, 2003-2008; Chair, Mezzanine Finance Committee, 2002-2003; Co-Chair, Construction Lending Committee, 1999-2000; Vice-Chair, Construction Lending Committee, 1997-1999; Member, Committee on Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions, 1995-Present
Ohio State Bar Association · Real Property Section; Council of Real Property Law Section, Chair, 2005-2007, Vice-Chair, 2003-2005; Representative to Council of Real Property Law, 1998-Present
Cleveland Bar Association · Real Property Section; Chair, Real Property Section, 1999-2000; Vice-Chair, Real Property Section, 1998-1999; Secretary, Real Property Section, 1997-1998; Treasurer, Real Property Section, 1996-1997; Legal Opinion Committee 1994-1996, Chairperson
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Cleveland Chapter (NAIOP) · Secretary, 1996-1997; Public Affairs Chair, 1997-2000
Greater Cleveland Real Estate Organizations · Associate Representative, 1997-2003
Commercial Real Estate Women of Cleveland (CREW)
Cleveland Mortgage Bankers Association
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland · Director, 1988-2006; Secretary, 1990-2006
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland · Trustee, 1980-1989; Vice President, 1987-1989; Secretary, 1984-1987
Guardian Ad Litem Program · 1979-1982, Volunteer