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Professional Profile: Daniel Dornfeld 2015


  • Title: Partner
  • Company: Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP 
  • Location: Uniondale, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Oceanside, N.Y.

Education: BA-Colgate University; JD-Boston University School of Law; MBA-Boston University School of Management.

First job outside of real estate: Dishwasher in a restaurant. First job as a lawyer, Nassau County Society of Legal Aid.

First job in real estate or allied field: Counsel, Grand Metro Builders of NY Corp.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am an attorney in the real estate department at my firm. I focus on all aspects of commercial real estate and development.  I regularly handle such transactions as purchases and sales of commercial properties, mortgages and leases. I represent a number of prominent real estate owners, contractors and developers and assist then in all facets of their business.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Hang out with my wife and kids. Exercise, Watch sports.  Listen to music.

Favorite book or author: Neil Gaiman.

Favorite movie: “Star Wars”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? Ben Folds, “So There”

One word to describe your work environment: Nurturing

Rules to live by in business: Always be the most prepared person in the room. Always be honest with clients. Set goals and expectations but be realistic. Always conduct yourself as a professional. Don’t take yourself too seriously.