Overview

Dan's practice is focused on matters related to real estate, transactional law, and real estate taxation. He regularly represents clients in structuring real estate development acquisitions and the restructuring of real estate and commercial lending transactions.

His experience encompasses a range of commercial property matters including the acquisition and disposition of commercial properties, mortgage financing transactions, lease negotiations and property tax. His counsel has addressed a range of tax issues including taxes pertaining to not-for-profit entities, transferee liability, reorganization of corporate entities and federal tax reassessments.

He has appeared on behalf of clients regarding tax valuation issues at the Board of Revision, Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, Court of Common Pleas and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Practices

    • Counsel to a real estate entrepreneur in connection with the formation of a joint venture with a large Cleveland, Ohio-based residential development company in the development of a townhouse project.
    • Represented a national developer in connection with the refinance of a portfolio of commercial properties in excess of $10 million.
    • Counsel to a national developer in connection with the recapitalization of a portfolio of commercial properties in excess of $75 million.
    • Counsel to a real estate developer in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of properties in excess of $40 million.
    • Negotiate terms and conditions on behalf of an international company in the lifting technology industry in connection with a multi-million dollar sale of lifting equipment.
    • Represented a national developer in the acquisition of a multi-million dollar commercial property, including preparation of private placement memorandum, operating agreement and debt financing.
  • Education

    • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
    • John Carroll University, B.S. & B.A., 2007

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of Ohio
    • State of Ohio
    • Ohio Board of Tax Appeals
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Cleveland Metropolitab Bar Association—Member, Real Estate Section (2012-Present); Real Estate Section Executive Committee, Chairman (2019-2020); Real Estate Section Executive Committee, Vice-Chair (2018-2019); Real Estate Section Executive Committee, Treasurer (2017-2018)

    Community Involvement

    • Saint Ignatius High School, Alumni Service Committee—Executive Council (2016-Present)
    • Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law (2019; 2020)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyer Rising Stars list (2014; 2017-2019)
    • "Big Picture Issues to Understand in Real Estate Transactions," Association of Corporate Counsel, Cleveland, OH (August 2019) 
    • "Smoke on the Water-Environmental Insurance," 40th Annual CMBA Real Estate Institute, Cleveland, OH (November 2018)
    • "Title Objections Panel Discussion," CMBA Real Estate Law Section Spring Seminar, Cleveland, OH (May 2018)
    • "One Size Does Not Fit All: Leasing 1.0," 39th Annual CMBA Real Estate Law Institute, Cleveland, OH (November 2017)
    • "Negotiation of a Residential Construction Contract," CMBA Real Estate Law Section Spring Seminar, Cleveland, OH (April 2017)
    • "Commercial Lending 101: From Term Sheet to Closing," 38th Annual CMBA Real Estate Institute, Cleveland, OH (November 2016)
    • "Purchase Agreements: Legal Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them," 37th Annual CMBA Real Estate Institute, Cleveland, OH (November 2015)
    • "You Think You Own That Property: Partition and Forcible Entry and Detainer," 35th Annual CMBA Real Estate Institute, Cleveland, OH (November 2013)