Karen DaCosta Perzan

Of Counsel
Phoenix

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.

Experience 

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

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Hispanic National Bar Association

Los Abogados

AZ CREW (Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women (2017-present)

Credentials 

Education

Columbia Law School (J.D. 1985)
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Yale University (B.A., cum laude, 1982)

Admissions

Wisconsin

Arizona

New York