Daniel L. Pieringer

Senior Counsel

Daniel L. Pieringer

Senior Counsel

Daniel L. Pieringer, a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice and Energy Industry Team, regularly advises purchasers, sellers, financial institutions, developers, energy companies, landlords, and tenants in a wide variety of transactions involving office, retail, and industrial real estate.

With experience which includes drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements and leases, managing real estate due diligence on complex commercial transactions, and closing the acquisitions and sales of commercial real property, clients choose Dan for his strategic, practical, and business-minded approach to complex real estate transactions.

Dan advises clients on real estate issues in connection with the acquisition, development, construction, and financing of wind, solar, and fuel cell energy projects, including negotiating site control documents; addressing title, survey, and other development matters; and performing real estate due diligence for tax equity investments.

Dan also represents clients in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries on restaurant leases, acquisition of real property for use in the food industry, and related real estate counseling.

Representative Experience

  • Represented fast-casual restaurant client in the negotiation of restaurant leases in Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; New York, NY; Baltimore, MD; and Atlanta, GA.
  • Represented client in the sale-leaseback of six warehouse facilities in Georgia and Florida.
  • Represented consulting firm in negotiation of office lease agreements, sublease agreements, and lease amendments for premises in Seattle, WA; San Mateo, CA; Evanston, IL; Toronto, ON; Philadelphia, PA; and Bethesda, MD.
  • Represented a leading renewable energy company on real estate matters in connection with an acquisition of all stock in a leading operator and developer of renewable energy products in the United States.
  • Represented an Illinois governmental entity in sales of Chicago real estate totaling $30 million.
  • Represented a manufacturing client on sales of manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Illinois and Ohio for a combined sales price of approximately $7 million.
  • Represented a protein bar company in the negotiation of a lease for approximately 40,000 sq. ft. of office space in downtown Chicago.
  • Represented a nonprofit technology co-working space in the negotiation of a sublease for approximately 35,000 sq. ft. of office space in downtown Chicago.
  • Represented a boat tour company in the negotiation of a lease for approximately 10,000 sq. ft. of office space at the intersection of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
  • Represented a communications equipment company on real estate due diligence in connection with a $2 billion acquisition of a communication technology company.
  • Represented a major European renewable energy company in project development and financing of three wind energy projects in Texas totaling more than 400 MW of production capability.
  • Represented a major U.S. financial institution on real estate diligence and related work in connection with its tax equity investments in solar projects located in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, California, and Tennessee, aggregating more than 250 MW of production capability.
  • Represented a renewable energy company on real estate matters in connection with a $37 million acquisition of a fuel cell power plant.

Awards and Recognition

  • Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2023)
  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Real Estate Law (2024)
21 September 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Knowles Corporation in Acquisition of Cornell Dubilier

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Knowles Corporation, a leading global supplier of high performance components and solutions, including ceramic capacitors and radio frequency filters, advanced medtech microphones, balanced armature speakers, and audio solutions, in entering a definitive agreement to acquire Cornell Dubilier.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
24 January 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named to 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers List

Foley & Lardner LLP is proud to announce that 23 of its Chicago attorneys have been named to the 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
13 October 2022 Press Releases

Foley Advises RWE in $6.8B Acquisition of Con Edison’s Clean Energy Businesses

Foley & Lardner LLP served as co-counsel for RWE AG, a leading renewable energy company, in its recent purchase agreement with Con Edison, Inc., for all shares in Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc., for a purchase price based on an enterprise value of $6.8 billion.
07 December 2020 In the News

Osoba Quoted in Law360 About Iron Mountain Deal

Partner Wayne Osoba was quoted in the Law360 article, “Simpson, Foley Guide Blackstone REIT’s $358M Portfolio Deal,” about data management company Iron Mountain’s sale of a 13-property portfolio to Blackstone Real Estate Investment Trust.
01 July 2019

Foley Represents NorthPointe Resources, Inc. in Asset Transfer Transaction with Aspire of Illinois

Foley & Lardner LLP represented NorthPointe Resources, Inc. in a transfer of assets transaction with Aspire of Illinois. Under the terms of the deal, NorthPointe Resources transferred substantially all of its assets to Aspire of Illinois. The closing occurred in July 2019.