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


Dianne's representative experience prior to joining the Firm include 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.

Representative matters prior to joining White & Case include the representation of:

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.