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Dana Somerstein

Partner
Overview

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. In 2018, Ms. Somerstein was appointed to the 2-1-1 Broward Board of Directors. 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

Education

  • 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
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Leadership Florida, Class of 2020
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Complete Count Advisory Committee, 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
  • 211 Broward, Board of Directors
  • 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
Awards

Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Rising Stars,” Banking, 2019
  • 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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