Danna Kozerski is a co-managing partner with the law firm of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP, practicing in San Francisco. She specializes in transactional real estate law, primarily devoted to leasing, financing, joint venture formation, and acquisitions and dispositions.
She has represented both landlords and tenants in office and retail leases, lenders and borrowers in construction and permanent, and sellers and buyers in single asset and portfolio sales. Recent representations include three of the most significant real estate projects in the San Francisco Bay Area - negotiation of the ground lease with the Port of San Francisco for the Exploratorium's new museum at San Francisco's waterfront, negotiation on behalf of the landlord of two of the larger office leases in San Francisco this year for space in 680 Folsom Street, and representation of the lender concerning development and leasing matters relating to a partially constructed 1.7 million square foot mixed-used project under receivership and subsequently acquired by foreclosure. The lease in the mixed use project was recognized as the Most Creative Deal of the Year by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Times for 2010.
Ms. Kozerski was named a 2011 Dealmaker of the Year by the Daily Journal, one of 20 California real estate attorneys whose complex real estate deals had a significant impact on local communities and the broader real estate market. She is admitted to practice in the States of California and Michigan and is a member of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California. She is a frequent speaker on financing, leasing and acquisition topics, including presentations for the California Continuing Education of the Bar and Practising Law Institute .
Ms. Kozerski earned her undergraduate degree cum laude from Marquette University in 1984 where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her law degree cum laude from Wayne State University in 1987.