Dan is a widely respected real estate attorney and co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice Group. He leads real estate purchases and sales, joint ventures, leases, and financings on behalf of developers, owners, investors, and tenants. Dan’s robust national practice involves a wide range of asset classes and property designations.
Dan is frequently tapped to represent significant corporate clients in their most complex real estate matters, from multiparty joint venture agreements to portfolio sales valued in the billions of dollars. But just as often, Dan represents well-managed middle-market firms on a growth trajectory and is known for skillfully guiding clients toward strategies that are efficient, practical, and streamlined.
When Dan joined Cozen O’Connor in 2013, he was the firm’s first D.C.-based real estate attorney. Since then, he has led the successful effort to build what is now a dynamic, diversified, Chambers & Partners-ranked real estate team with comprehensive transactional capabilities.
Alongside his corporate practice, Dan serves as pro bono real estate counsel to local institutions such as the Washington School for Girls (WSG), an independent school dedicated to serving students and families from D.C.’s under-resourced 7th and 8th Wards. Dan is currently assisting with WSG’s efforts to develop and lease a new three-story building that will unify the school under one roof and allow for expanded enrollment and programming.
Dan graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in political theory and earned his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School. In law school, he was the production editor of the Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy.