Daniel R. Bronson

Daniel R. Bronson

Chicago, IL


Dan has more than 30 years of experience representing property owners and developers in a variety of real estate investment activities and construction projects. He counsels developers in all stages of real estate projects, from acquisition to completion, including raising capital, structuring multi-tiered joint ventures, negotiating construction loans, preparing construction documents and providing strategic advice throughout the life of a venture. Dan represents buyers and sellers in the sale of hotels, nursing homes, shopping centers, office buildings, apartment buildings, student housing, industrial warehouses and raw land, as well as landlords and tenants in the leasing of office, retail and industrial spaces. He regularly prepares and negotiates operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, easement agreements, REAs, offering memoranda, leases and construction contracts.

Dan also has extensive experience in the development of mixed-use high-rise condominium projects, including the conversion of apartment buildings to condominiums and the purchase and deconversion of condominium buildings. He has represented developers in the creation of more than 80 condominium buildings in Chicago, including many of the projects that have transformed Chicago's South Loop. Recently, Dan represented a national venture, led by a Chicago sponsor, in the purchase of the largest condominium deconversion in Chicago's history.

Dan has counseled numerous clients on the creation of real estate funds to acquire properties across a range of asset classes, as well as the raising of private equity for those funds. He regularly represents both banks and mezzanine lenders in their real estate lending activities. Dan represents purchasers of nonperforming loans and distressed real estate. He also assists clients in obtaining senior secured, mezzanine and construction loans.

Prior to joining Much Shelist, Dan managed a boutique real estate and corporate law firm for over 25 years with cofounder Harlan Kahn. Their firm, Bronson & Kahn, consolidated with Much Shelist in June 2018.

Dan is a periodic speaker at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) annual law conference where he has led seminars and workshops on various retail shopping center leasing and development topics.



University of Michigan Law School
J.D., 1984
University of Michigan
B.A., 1981

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Professional Organizations

  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Illinois Bar Association

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