Dianne M. Lu

Counsel, Chicago



Dianne M. Lu is a Counsel in the Global M&A Practice Group and a member of the Real Estate Industry Group, based in the Chicago office. Dianne's practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and office and retail leasing. Dianne represents lenders and borrowers in connection with asset based loans and credit facilities. Her experience also includes real estate joint ventures and development.

Bars and Courts
Illinois State Bar
Northeastern University School of Law
Yale University


Representative matters include the representation of:

Fusion Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FUSE), a SPAC, in its US$2.2 billion business combination with MoneyLion Inc., America's leading digital financial platform.

FG New America Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: FGNA), a SPAC, in its US$800 million business combination with Opportunity Financial, LLC, a leading financial technology platform that focuses on helping middle income, credit-challenged consumers build a better financial path through affordable personal loans.

AutoLotto, Inc., a leading platform to play the lottery online, in its US$526 million business combination with Trident Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: TDACU, TDAC, TDACW), a SPAC.

QH Oil Investments LP, an affiliate of Qatar Investment Authority, on its investment in the US$230 million Series B fundraising of Tessera Therapeutics, Inc., an early-stage life sciences company founded by Flagship Pioneering that is pioneering Gene Writing, which was co-led by Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, Altitude Life Science Ventures, and SoftBank Vision Fund 2.

Dianne's representative experience prior to joining the Firm includes the representation of:

A gaming company in the negotiation of a development agreement for a casino and related improvements in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Motiva Enterprises in the acquisition of Flint Hills Resources' chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas.

An investment manager in the disposition and defeasance of industrial and office buildings in Las Vegas, Nevada, San Diego, California, Portland, Oregon and Auburn, Washington.

A developer in the acquisition, financing and joint venture of several Midwest commercial properties that were converted to multifamily and student housing projects.

A real estate opportunity fund in the acquisition, leasing and sale of office buildings in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

A private equity real estate investment firm in the disposition and defeasance of multifamily properties in North Carolina and South Carolina and an office building in Washington, DC.

A commercial real estate debt fund in a mortgage and mezzanine loan secured by a condominium community in Miami, Florida.

A private equity real estate investment firm in leasing office space in Chicago, Illinois.