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Dana Somerstein


Dana Somerstein is a partner with Greenspoon Marder’s Real Estate and Banking & Finance practice groups, representing clients in a wide range of real estate transactions, including counseling developers and lenders on the acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of both commercial and residential properties. She has experience working throughout the United States closing transactions involving retail, mixed-use, multi-family, hotel, office, warehouse, condominium, automobile dealership and self-storage.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Somerstein gained legal experience during a clerkship with Sandler, Reiff, Young & Lamb P.C., in Washington D.C. where she advised federal, state and local political committees and candidates, state and national parties and 527 nonprofit organizations and for profit corporations on complying with state and federal campaign finance and election laws and lobbying and ethics compliance. She also served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Susan Lebow of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court.

Ms. Somerstein enjoys taking an active role in shaping her community.  As a Broward County native, she mentors at-risk high school students at Fort Lauderdale High School through Women of Tomorrow, serves on the Six Pillars Emerging Leaders Council with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, and completed Leadership Broward. Ms. Somerstein serves as the Vice Chair and on the Board of Directors for 2-1-1 Broward. 2-1-1 Broward is a comprehensive hotline, providing crisis, health and human services support.  As a proud double Gator, she enjoys serving as Vice President of her sorority’s Housing Board and as a member of the Alumni Advisory Board for Florida Blue Key, the University of Florida’s oldest honorary organization.

Ms. Somerstein was given the ‘30-in-30’ recognition from Volunteer Florida in 2018; named a finalist as an “Up & Comer” in 2016 and 2017 by South Florida Business & Wealth magazine; and was an Honoree at the 211 Broward “Making Real Connections Breakfast” in 2016. Before graduating from UF Levin College of Law in 2013, Ms. Somerstein was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida


  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2013
    • Trial Team, Chair
    • Florida Blue Key, President
    • University of Florida, Hall of Fame, Inductee
  • Yale University, Women’s Campaign School, 2013
  • B.A., Business Administration, University of Florida, 2010

Professional and Community Involvement

  • CREW Fort Lauderdale/Boca Raton, Member
  • Leadership Florida, Class of 2020
  • Leadership Florida, Gold Coast Region Council, Member
  • 211 Broward
    • Chair, 2022-2024
    • Vice Chair, 2021-2022
    • Board of Directors
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Complete Count Advisory Committee, Vice Chair
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Community Services Board, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • Andrew Gillum for Governor, Director of Special Projects and Director of Trips and Advance
  • Leadership Broward Class XXXVI
  • Florida Blue Key, Alumni Advisory Board Member
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County, Partnership Committee and Government Relations Committee
  • Horizons Young Leadership Class, 2013-2014
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Tau Housing Corporation, Vice President
  • Women of Tomorrow, Mentor
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Six Pillars Emerging Leaders, Council Member
  • Innocence Project of Florida, “Stand Up For Innocence,” Host Committee
  • 100 Women Who Care, Broward Chapter

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, Broward Health Awards Announcement Event for the 12th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards benefitting 211 Broward, January 10, 2023
  • Speaker & U.S. Representative, “Global Real Estate” Panel, International Bar Association’s Annual Conference, November 3, 2022


  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Lawdragon 500 X, The Next Generation Guide, 2023
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Rising Stars,” Banking, 2019-2023
  • South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, Nominee, “Prestigious Women’s Awards,” Rising Stars, 2023
  • Daily Business Review, “Florida Trailblazer,” 2020
  • South Florida Legal Guide, “Top Up & Comer Lawyer Under 40,” 2020-2021
  • Florida Trend, “Legal Elite,” 2020
  • University of Florida, “40 Gators Under 40, Outstanding Young Alumni Award,” 2019
  • Volunteer Florida, “30-in-30” Recipient, 2018
  • South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, Nominee, “Up & Comers,” 2016 & 2017
  • 211 Broward Making Real Connections, Honoree, 2016
  • University of Florida, Hall of Fame Inductee, 2013
  • Florida Blue Key Jason Cherner Award, 2011

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