Dan McCawley

Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dan McCawley focuses his practice on real estate matters. He has broad experience in the sale, purchase and leasing of commercial and residential properties including shopping centers, office buildings, industrial warehouses, apartment complexes, restaurants, golf courses, hotel projects and undeveloped land. His practice also includes acting as lending counsel for several banks, structuring joint ventures and partnerships and the negotiation of construction contracts and land use agreements. Dan's representative experience includes loan workouts, lease workouts, distressed real estate investments, and the acquisition and disposition of distressed loan portfolios. Dan represents several serial entrepreneurs and technology clients and assists them with their general legal issues. He also represents several restaurant chains regarding all their leases in the United States. Dan represents several distressed asset funds acquiring distressed loan portfolios, bulk condo purchases, REO and other distressed real estate.

Areas of Concentration

•Real estate
•Acquisition and development
•Land use agreements
•Partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies
•General business transactions
•Construction contracts
•Distressed real estate investments

Awards & Recognition

•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers, Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law, 2015
•Listed, TheBest Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2010-2015
•Team Member, M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion) for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor's 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013 and 2014
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011, 2012 and 2013
•Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010 and 2013
•Listed, South Florida Business Journal, 40 Under 40, June 2010
•Listed, Gold Coast magazine, Broward County's 40 Under 40, 2009
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite, Real Estate Law, 2006
•Listed, South FloridaBusiness Journal, Best of the Bar, April 2004

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Mentioned, Move Over, Miami: Fla. Cities Poised for RE Growth in 2015, Law360, December 8, 2014
•Quoted, Land Crunch Hits Habitat for Humanity, Sun Sentinel, November 7, 2014

Noteworthy Experience

•U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

10.28.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives M&A Industrial Goods and Basic Resources Deal of the Year Award

08.20.14 24 Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

08.19.14 129 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015

03.11.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives M&A Deal of the Year Award

10.11.13 Greenberg Traurig Team Assists Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, Founders in $1.8B M&A

10.02.13 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Dan McCawley Elected to Board of Directors of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

08.16.13 24 Fort Lauderdale Attorneys from Greenberg Traurig Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' 2014

01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360

09.30.11 Greenberg Traurig Tops the List of Best Lawyers in America with 19 Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

09.21.11 102 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Florida Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012

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Areas of Law

  • Real Estate
  • Green Building & Sustainable Development
  • Education
  • Automotive Dealerships


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1997, Florida, District of Columbia and Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Law School Attended

Stanford Law School
Class of 1997
Article Editor, Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy

University Attended

University of Florida
Class of 1994

Birth Information

Born in 1972

Associations & Memberships

Professional & Community Involvement•Executive Board Member, Stanford Alumni Club of South Florida
•Board Member, St. Mark's Episcopal School of Fort Lauderd... More

Representative Cases

Significant Representations: Represented REIT in multiple-office building acquisitions throughout the United States. Represented seller of 400,000 acres (over nine Florida counties) for $565,000,000 in largest land sale in modern Florida history. Represented seller of $460,000,000 South Florida resort/golf complex. Represented buyer of $110,000,000... More

Contact Information






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Office Information
Dan McCawley
 401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


Greenberg Traurig, LLP (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

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