Diane Auerbach has extensive experience representing institutional lenders, private equity firms, life insurance companies, local and national developers and investors in a wide array of complex commercial transactions, involving commercial real estate finance, project finance, joint ventures, acquisitions/dispositions and loan workouts.

A large part of Diane's practice is focused on representing lenders and borrowers/owners in various types of financing transactions, including multi-state, multi-property syndicated loans, construction and permanent loans and other capital markets financings, including mezzanine, subordinate and equity financings. Diane has also represented clients in loan workouts, restructures and mortgage foreclosures. In addition, she regularly advises developers on acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and general corporate and contractual matters. These transactions involve a variety of asset types, including transit-oriented development, mixed-use development, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, condominiums and multifamily properties.

From 2013-16, Diane was a Financial Policy Advisor at the US Department of Transportation's TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) program, helping the Agency with the underwriting, origination and negotiation of over US$5 billion in TIFIA loans to public and private sponsors for critical infrastructure projects across the country. These projects include: the expansion of Sound Transit’s light-rail system in Seattle, WA; the construction of a new toll road in downtown Austin, TX; the construction and redevelopment of transit stations in Chicago, IL; the financing and construction of new bridges in Long Beach, CA and Louisville, KY; and the construction of Ohio's first public-private partnerships (P3) road project in Portsmouth, OH. With her background, Diane helps clients navigate through specialized financing issues associated with the delivery of large mixed-use, transit-oriented development and other infrastructure projects utilizing federal credit assistance, private equity, and public and private debt, including P3s and other innovative project delivery methods.