Karen DaCosta Perzan

Of Counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP

Karen DaCosta Perzan

Karen DaCosta Perzan

Of Counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP

Biography

Karen DaCosta Perzan helps real estate owners, investors and users find creative, efficient, cost-effective solutions to their business challenges—from financing an acquisition or managing the disposition of assets to facilitating a new use for a property or leveraging an incentive program.

Karen has been involved on the buy and sell side of transactions involving real estate across asset classes, including large-scale portfolios. She counsels borrowers in financing transactions, including those involving the EB-5 program, and represents landlords and tenants in leasing transactions and lease portfolio issues.

Karen regularly works with investment funds, large corporate real estate users, REIT related entities and other entities.

She works closely with clients to understand their long- and short-term goals for the transaction and how it positions them with respect to risk and return. She offers market insight, strategic counsel, and a practical approach that helps clients make the most of every transaction.

Representative Matters

* Represented impact investment facilities fund in real estate acquisitions, leasing matters, and borrowing transactions across the country
* Represented borrowers in real estate financing transactions, including construction loans, permanent financing, and EB-5 financing
* Represented institutional investors in dispositions of real estate assets, including office, multifamily, and warehouse facilities
* Represented a leveraged lease equity investor in structuring and executing the disposition of equity interests and real estate assets, including sale of interests in:
o a portfolio of more than 50 hospitality properties;
o corporate office buildings, research and development facilities, and warehouse properties; and
o a portfolio of approximately 100 convenience stores and gas stations

Overview
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1938

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

3

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Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

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Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

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Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

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Managing Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

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Firm Chair at Quarles & Brady LLP

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Partner/Chicago Office Managing Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

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General Counsel at Quarles & Brady LLP

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Chair, Business Law Practice Group at Quarles & Brady LLP

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Section Chair, Transactional Practices at Quarles & Brady LLP

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National Chair, Health & Life Sciences Industry Team at Quarles & Brady LLP

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Of Counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP
Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1985

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

B.A., cum laude
Class of 1982

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing Hispanics in the legal profession, including attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistant and paralegals, and law students in the United States and its territories.

Member
Current

The Milwaukee Bar Association is a professional organization of lawyers who create and support the society surrounding the occupation. The bar association is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It provides grants to many local programs through the Milwaukee Bar Association Foundation. The Milwaukee Bar Association was founded in 1858 with 30 charter members. Today the Milwaukee Bar Association has over 2,600 members, accounting for roughly half of the practicing attorneys in Milwaukee County.

Career History
Partner
2010 - Prior

Quarles & Brady LLP is a large U.S. law firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to the National Law Journal's 2012 rankings, it is the 107th largest law firm in the United States, and the second-largest firm in the state of Wisconsin. The firm also ranked 184th in profit per attorney on the 2010 AmLaw 200 survey. Quarles & Brady was formed in 1974 by the merger of two older firms: Brady Tyrrell Cotter & Cutler and Quarles Herriott Clemons Teschner & Noelke. In 2000, the firm merged with Streich Lang, a prominent Phoenix, Arizona law firm. After being known in Arizona as Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP, the firm shortened its name and is now uniformly known as Quarles & Brady LLP.

Shareholder
Prior

The Polsinelli firm was started in 1972 by Jim Polsinelli and two other young attorneys in a small office to serve business and real estate clients in the historic Country Club District in Kansas City, Missouri. It is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States in terms of lawyers, according to the 2012 National Law Journal rankings. The firm currently has more than 680 attorneys in 17 cities.

Of Counsel
2020 - Current

Founded in 1885, Ballard Spahr LLP provides legal services. The company also provides counsel in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. With more than 500 attorneys in 14 offices, its headquarters is at Philadelphia, PA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Diversity Committee
Current

Quarles & Brady LLP is a large U.S. law firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to the National Law Journal's 2012 rankings, it is the 107th largest law firm in the United States, and the second-largest firm in the state of Wisconsin. The firm also ranked 184th in profit per attorney on the 2010 AmLaw 200 survey. Quarles & Brady was formed in 1974 by the merger of two older firms: Brady Tyrrell Cotter & Cutler and Quarles Herriott Clemons Teschner & Noelke. In 2000, the firm merged with Streich Lang, a prominent Phoenix, Arizona law firm. After being known in Arizona as Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP, the firm shortened its name and is now uniformly known as Quarles & Brady LLP.

Member, National Governance Committee
Prior - 2012
Director
Prior

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Awards & Honors
2004
Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar
1986
Admitted to the New York Bar
1986
Admitted to the Arizona Bar
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