Brandilyn Dumas Brandilyn Y. Dumas

Practice Profile: Brandilyn focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, including financing, joint ventures, development, and construction across multiple sectors, including office buildings, hotels and resorts, student housing, multi-use developments, industrial properties, and multi-family developments.

Leadership, Pro Bono and Civic Work:

Trustee, Harlem Link Charter School, 2010-present

Selection Panelist, AnBryce Scholarship Program, NYU Law School, 2020

Incoming Trustee, Winchester Thurston School

Member, Metropolitan Black Bar Association

Annual Gala Co-Chair, 2020

Prior Experience:

Instructor, NYC Department of Education, through Teach for America, 2003-2005

Real Estate Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, 2008-2013

Real Estate Associate, Brown Rudnick LLP, then joined that NY Real Estate group’s move to Arent Fox LLP, 2013-2014

Real Estate Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 2014-2019


Duke University, B.A., 2003

Fordham University, M.S.T., 2005

New York University Law School, J.D., 2008

What advice would you give to young lawyers?

Take things step by step, deal by deal, month by month. And that all-nighter? Don’t worry about it—you will be able to sleep this weekend.