Daniel J. Aleshire

Danny Aleshire is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources Department. He focuses on obtaining and defending land use entitlements and environmental approvals for major real estate development, energy and infrastructure projects.

Mr. Aleshire assists real estate owners and developers through all stages of the entitlement and development process, providing counsel on local planning and zoning regulations, state and local governmental approvals and related environmental matters. Mr. Aleshire helps shepherd development projects through various administrative, discretionary, quasi-judicial and legislative governmental processes, working with architects, political consultants, construction contractors and other consultants.

Mr. Aleshire also brings extensive experience representing developers, investors, lenders, REITs and operators in a range of real estate transactions involving office, retail, industrial, mixed-use, vacant land and hotel properties. Specifically, he has successfully negotiated agreements for real estate purchase and sales, partnership and joint ventures, equity financing, origination and restructuring of mortgage and mezzanine debt, leasing, construction, permitting and development. 

Mr. Aleshire has maintained an active pro bono practice working with nonprofit organizations to acquire, lease and finance various types of real property as well as assisting with development and entitlement matters.

After college, Mr. Aleshire was a Fellow of the Coro Fellowship Program in Public Affairs for the 2005-2006 term.

Thought Leadership

 "The Past 50 Years of Local Government in California Provides Examples for All," Public Management, (March 2005)