In Memory

Dennis Konner

Dennis Konner

In Memoriam: Dennis Konner

photo of Dennis Konner
Dennis Konner

Dennis Konner, partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in New York, died in March 2018 after a brief illness. He was 75.

Dennis joined Duane Morris with the Thelen Group in 2008. He focused his practice on commercial real estate transactions and he was a preeminent practitioner who was by all accounts an impeccable lawyer. He represented owners, developers and not-for-profit entities in real estate matters, including the acquisition and sale of commercial, hotel, multifamily and mixed-use properties, the purchase and sale of commercial condominium units, permanent and construction financing, assemblage transactions and leasing including ground leasing.

His friend of 50 years, fellow New York partner Fred Cohen, said he was a gentle giant in the real estate community. Michael Grohman, head of the New York office, added that he has never seen anyone more committed to his clients.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his children, Marni and Jason.

From:  https://www.duanemorris.com/site/in_memoriam_konner.html

 



 
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07/11/19 04:40 PM #1    

Peter Schlesinger

I'll never forget the day I took Dennis fishing on my brother Richard's boat, the "Happy Hooker."

The "Happy Hooker" was a 31 foot Jersey, based at Jackson's Marina in Hampton Bays.   Richard and I were pretty experienced shark fishermen so when I suggested that Dennis join us for a day of shark fishing he eagerly accepted.

"D Day" arrived.   Departing Jackson's early we soon arrived at Shinnecock Inlet and crossed through to the ocean.   Dennis and I were sitting in the cockpit, chatting about the day's fishing, ahead.  He was as enthusi-astic as a kid in a carnival.   When we arrived at our destination, about 20 miles offshore, we set out our chum-pot and four lines and settled down to wait.   Shark fishing is just that - mostly waiting.

While I don't recall what the others on board caught that day Dennis caught a beautiful tiger shark, which we sent to Pflueger, in Miami, for mounting.  Dennis was as happy as could be.   About a year later Pflueger sent the mount back and Dennis hung it in his den.   My friend Dennis had a wonderful trophy.

Peter Schlesinger  

 


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