March 21 - April 3, 2017

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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Daniel Bernstein 2015


  • Title: Counsel
  • Company: Venable LLP
  • Location: New York, N.Y. (and Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Virginia; Delaware and California).
  • Birthplace: New York, N.Y.

Education: Stuyvesant High School, Carleton College & Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
First job outside of real estate: Reporter for The National Law Journal (summer job), wrote about rollerblade patent litigation (“Blades drawn, they will face each other…”), politics, crime, law firm rankings and more.
First job in real estate or allied field: Representing N.Y.C. real estate developers at a boutique law firm.
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Help N.Y.C. real estate developers obtain economic incentives (property tax exemptions/abatements, zoning bonuses, subsidies) to build or preserve residential, commercial and mixed-use projects. Thinking about urban development issues.
How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Spend time with my wife and our children. Run or play ultimate Frisbee in Prospect Park.
Favorite recent book or author: “Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann.
Favorite movie: “The Godfather (Part I).”
Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Hamilton” Soundtrack
One word to describe your work environment: Energetic.
Rules to live by in business: The golden rule – treat others as you would have them treat you.
If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? A.J. Liebling of The New Yorker, somewhere in 1920s Paris.
What is your dream job? NYC tour guide.