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Krystal C. Daniels

Senior Associate

Krystal is a member of the Real Estate, Environment, Energy & Finance Practice where she represents clients in various financing and commercial real estate matters. She focuses her practice on representing both borrowers and lenders on a wide range of commercial finance matters, including acquisition financing, asset-based lending and syndicated loan transactions.

In addition, Krystal also assists clients on cross-border financing transactions. She regularly assists Canadian law firms with multi-national transactions involving assets based or entities formed in the United States.

Krystal often collaborates with the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group on corporate transactions for public and private companies involving debt and real estate issues.

Krystal also has extensive experience in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and leases. Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Krystal was an associate for a large law firm in New York City where she worked on large-scale development matters, assisting clients in securing necessary funding for their projects.

In every matter, Krystal works with her clients to identify any possible risks they may encounter and avoid issues before they arise. She approaches each matter with a clear, level-headed attitude in order to develop the best plan for a client’s particular needs. With the understanding that not all situations are the same, Krystal immerses herself in her clients’ businesses to craft the most economical path to their desired outcomes.

When she is not working for clients, Krystal uses her legal expertise to improve her community. She proudly serves on the Management Committee for the Western New York Chapter of the Urban Land Institute and is involved with the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT).


State University at New York at Geneseo, B.A.

University of Buffalo School of Law, J.D.


  • New York


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Real Estate) 2021 - 2023

  • Buffalo Law Review, Publications Editor
  • Harry A. Rachlin Award for Real Property Law & Real Estate Transactions
  • CALI Excellence for the Future: Award in Legal Ethics

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  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Class of 2018
  • Sigma Delta Tau, Gamma Chi Chapter, Alumni
  • State University of New York at Geneseo, Class of 2014
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