Lawrence Stephens

We are a *team of bright minds

Danny Schwarz

Head of Commercial Real Estate
Practice areas:
Expertise includes:
  • Airspace Leases
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Development
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Property Investment & Management
  • Retail & Hospitality
Other languages spoken:
Danny Says:
“My professional and expert approach is underpinned by a commitment to nurturing long lasting relationships with my clients over the years."

Meet Danny

I qualified in 1998 and joined Lawrence Stephens in 2006, having previously worked in the Property department of a leading City firm.  I was made a Partner in 2008 and am now Head of the Commercial Real Estate department. 

I deal with all aspects of commercial property investment, acquisitions and disposals, development, Landlord & Tenant work and property management.

I also work closely with the firm’s Corporate department on the property aspects of transactions.

The only BAFTA nominated partner within the firm, I took the scenic route to law.  Following a stint in the army and a degree in Film & Television at Tel Aviv University, I moved to the UK and worked in the film industry before qualifying as a solicitor.

I have 3 daughters and a son and enjoy tennis, football, music, art and motorbikes despite recently hanging up my helmet.

Experience highlights 

  • Acting for a developer on the acquisition of commercial premises, redevelopment to 25 residential flats and sale of leases
  • Acting for a retailer in the acquisition and disposal of retail properties comprising a current portfolio of over 40 shops
  • Acting for several pub groups, clubs and restaurateurs on the acquisitions and sales of high value prime location properties
  • Acting for a property investment fund on refinance of mixed-use portfolio in the value of £25m
  • Acting for freeholders of a block of flats in St Johns Wood in relation to the grant of a lease of airspace to a developer and construction agreement for the construction of two penthouse apartments on the roof of the building

"Where so many lawyers can be obstructive, Danny finds solutions and gets deals done. Where so many lawyers only communicate via email and can be hard to get a hold of, Danny is very accessible which enables us to transact in a swift and efficient manner."

Daniel Castle, LDG Central London Estate Agents