Daniel M. Engler



Dan's practice focuses on all aspects of real estate development, transactions, and permitting. Developers and equity investors hire Dan to handle their acquisition, disposition, and development of real estate assets. He obtains land use entitlements and environmental review clearance for large-scale master-planned development, residential, and commercial mixed-used development, and renewable energy projects.



Represented renewable energy developers in the purchase, lease, and financing of wind and solar energy projects in Kern County, Merced County, and Solano County, California.

Represented investor in $57 million acquisition and financing of a portfolio of 17 multi-family apartment buildings in San Francisco.

Represented resort operator in $63 million acquisition of a ski resort in Lake Tahoe.

Land Use And Entitlement

Represented developers in securing entitlements, including zoning and general plan amendments, and CEQA clearance for mixed-use development projects in San Francisco.

Assisted a real estate developer with its entitlement and permitting of an 8,000 housing unit master-planned community on a former military base in San Francisco.

Awards &

Professional Affiliations

  • San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2008, magna cum laude
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1999