Dana’s practice focuses on numerous facets of real estate, real estate finance and commercial lending. She regularly counsels clients with regard to commercial and residential development involving new markets, low-income and historic tax credits, subordinate and other alternative financing, affordable and fair housing, and economic development incentives.

She has advised senior and subordinate lenders in construction and permanent debt financing, and has acted as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, purchaser’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and issuer’s counsel on conduit municipal finance transactions, primarily in the area of affordable housing.

Before joining Porter Wright, in addition to real estate finance, Dana’s practice included public finance, where she served as bond counsel on general obligation note and bond issues for school districts, and outside general counsel for school districts in real estate and corporate governance matters.


  • Cleveland State University  (J.D., cum laude, 2003)
    • Associate & Managing Editor, Cleveland State Law Review
  • The University of Texas at Austin  (B.J., 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio