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Dominique Gonzales

Dominique Gonzales


Dominique Giordano Gonzales centers her real estate practice on acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing, and development. She has experience in single-asset and portfolio transactions across range of asset classes, including hospitality, self-storage and medical office facilities, and student and senior housing projects.

Dominique represents real estate funds, developers, private equity companies, and joint venture partners.

Areas of FocusReal Estate
Bar admissionsIllinois
CourtsUnited States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition and financing of 7 student housing properties across the United States, totaling over $700,000,000
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition, financing, and development of various self-storage facilities throughout Florida, Georgia, and Colorado
  • Represented the purchaser in the acquisition and development of data center sites in California
  • Member of the DLA team representing a corporate purchaser involving coordination and oversight of lease and real estate due diligence review for over 100 sites being operated by the target company
  • Represented the borrower in the Fannie Mae refinancing of 8 multifamily properties in Florida, Tennessee, Utah, Georgia, and Texas
  • Represented the seller in the sale of 2 student housing properties through a membership interest purchase and sale transaction
  • Member of the DLA team representing the seller in the $1.5 billion sale of a 61-building national office portfolio
  • English
  • Spanish
  • B.A., Villanova University 2014

    magna cum laude

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School 2019

    magna cum laude

Pro Bono

  • Successfully obtained asylum on behalf of 2 sets of Central American families
  • 2022 National Immigrant Justice Center Rising Star Awardee
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Intern at the Center for Conflict Resolution providing mediation services
  • Visiting Summer Intern, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (Costa Rica)

Clerk Experience

Clerkship, Judge Celia Gamrath in the Circuit Court of Cook County, General Chancery Division

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • National Italian American Bar Association