Donna M. Cusimano
Donna was born and raised in Manhasset, Long Island. She attended the University of Vermont and received her B.A. in Political Science in 1990. After graduating from college, she enrolled in the John Marshall Law School located in Chicago, Illinois. At John Marshall Law School she concurrently earned both a Juris Doctorate in 1999 and L.L.M. in commercial real estate in 1999. While in law school Donna was also a member of the Journal of Computer and Information Law.
Upon graduation from law school Donna returned to New York and spent 20 years practicing law in New York City. She represented clients in the acquisition and sale of both residential and commercial properties. Her experience also includes representing commercial banks as well as private lenders in connection with secured and unsecured commercial loan transactions. During the last financial crisis, she represented several commercial banks with the disposition of toxic assets from their loan portfolios and participated in the restructure of non-performing loans and foreclosures for her clients. Donna also represents both landlords and tenants in connection with commercial leases.
In addition to her experience in real estate, Donna has experience handling corporate transactions. She has represented clients in the formation of entities as well as the acquisition or conveyance of stock, membership interests and assets.
In 2014, Donna was admitted to practice law in the state of Florida and has made Florida her home since May 2020.
- Real Estate