Biography

Alan Di Sciullo, Esq.  is Director of Global Real Estate for Shearman & Sterling LLP.  In that capacity, he directs the firm’s worldwide real estate portfolio.  He has been a Senior Vice President with a major global banking organization working on its corporate real estate merger and acquisitions activities and was of counsel with a New Jersey law firm.  He clerked on the United States Tax Court for the Hon. John H. Sachs. The large portion of his career was with Morgan Stanley as a First Vice President and Senior Counsel where he was responsible for its real estate transactions and related litigation. Among the transactions Mr. Di Sciullo did at Morgan Stanley included the largest leases at the original World Trade Center totaling over 1.2 million sf and the claims and relocations following the 9/11 attack on the Towers, the development of the 600,000 sf Discover Card Headquarters in Riverwoods, Il., and over 200,000 sf for Dean Witter Trust’s headquarters in Harborside Plaza, Jersey City, NJ.

Mr. Di Sciullo has been active in civic and professional activities. He was a member of President Reagan’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (the Grace Committee) and was elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estates Lawyers (ACREL) in 2003. He currently is Section Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Real Property Trust & Estate (RPTE) Section with an expectation of chairing that Section in 2021. He has been a member of that Section’s Council and Planning committees and was a long-serving co-chair of the Group’s and Substantive Committee, Office Leasing Committee and various other lease-related committees. He had served as President of the New York chapter of the International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (NACORE), was a director on that organization’s international board of directors and was president-elect of its educational affiliate, the Institute of Corporate Real Estate. He served as an advisory member on the New York chapter of its successor organization, CoreNet Global. He chaired the West Windsor Planning Board between 1993 and 1997 and received numerous leadership and planning awards in that position.  He served as a director on the New Jersey Planning Officials board from 1996 to 2014. 

Mr. Di Sciullo is a co-author of a 2500 page treatise Negotiating and Drafting Office Leases (Law Journal Seminars-Press 1995), which is in its forty-fifth supplement.  He has been a frequent author and speaker on commercial real estate issues.

Mr. Di Sciullo is an adjunct Professor at New York University’s Schack Masters in Real Estate program and recently was honored for 25 years of service to the University. He has received NYU’s Outstanding Teaching and Services awards. He has also served on CoreNet Global’s MCR program faculty and has received several Outstanding Faculty awards from that Institute.

Mr. Di Sciullo has an undergraduate degree in Government and Economics (cum laude) from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in law.  He also received an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.

He is listed as a Super Lawyer (2008) and in Who’s Who in America and the World and in companion publications for American Lawyers, Finance and Emerging Leaders.