Donald Isken

Of Counsel at Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Donald Isken

Donald Isken

Of Counsel at Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP

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Don heads up the Morris Nichols commercial real estate law practice.

During the past 40 years he has gained a national reputation representing prominent property owners and developers, financial institutions and governmental entities in every facet of their transactional real estate law and land use regulation needs.

His clients include real estate developers and institutional lenders locally and in the United States, such as Artesian Water Company, Inc., Barclays Bank, The Delaware River and Bay Authority, The Port of Wilmington, and The State of Delaware.

Don regularly engages in matters involving site selection and land acquisition, obtaining land use and project approvals and permits, securing government grants, tax credits and loan financing, development of transportation and utility infrastructure, hiring of construction project managers, architects and contractors, and oversight in project sales and leasing. He was a member of the team that assisted The State of Delaware with its development of the Wilmington Riverfront district, one of America’s premiere examples of successful urban renaissance, through a public-private partnership, of what was once an abandoned and dilapidated industrial part of the City of Wilmington.

In 1990, Don became one of the youngest attorneys ever to be invited for membership into the prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is a top-ranked Delaware real estate lawyer in Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years, and in 2014 Best Lawyers named Don “Delaware Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Law. He has been selected for inclusion in Delaware Super Lawyers. Major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY solicit and report Don’s opinions about current perspectives on issues such as the 2008 U.S. subprime and mortgage foreclosure crisis.

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Donald Isken
Of Counsel at Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1978

The University of Miami School of Law, founded in 1926, is the law school of the University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. The school graduated its first class of 13 students in 1929. The University of Miami School of Law also offers extensive "Public Interest Programs" and opportunities, including the "Center for Ethics and Public Service" that offers in-house clinics and educational programs including the "Children and Youth Law Clinic", "Health and Elder Law Clinic", and "Corporate & Professional Responsibility Program". The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law gives students the opportunity to get involved in over 25 different projects each year, reaching various underserved and at-risk populations locally, nationally, and abroad.The University of Miami School of Law is located on the main campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, just six miles southeast of Miami, the 7th largest metropolitan area in the nation. The School of Law is centered around a central courtyard called the "Bricks." The Law Library has a collection of over 600,000 volumes in print and microform, and subscribes to a large and ever-expanding list of electronic resources.

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Class of 1975

Established in 1846 as the University at Lewisburg; renamed Bucknell University in 1886 in honor of William Bucknell, a major benefactor. The University is highly selective, private, nonsectarian, coeducational (since 1883), residential, and undergraduate, with a small graduate program.

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Of Counsel
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Political Donations
$250
2012

Managing Partner, Wilmington Office at DLA Piper

$1,000
2011

Governor at Delaware Office of the Governor, John Carney

$500
2011

Former Governor of Delaware

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