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DanielColeman

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Counsel

"Establishing trust is the most important goal for me. I want clients to have confidence in my ability to find favorable legal solutions for them."

Overview

Biography

Dan practices real property litigation with a focus on tax certiorari and eminent domain matters. He has experience representing both private property owners and municipal entities in real property tax litigation to resolution. He has also represented numerous condemnors and condemnees in all stages of eminent domain proceedings from the conception of the project to acquisition and just compensation.

Dan has experience in other areas of civil litigation, including representing defendants in general negligence, professional liability, and commercial liability litigation. He has successfully obtained summary judgment decisions and jury verdicts in favor of his clients.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented various developers, renewable and nonrenewable energy companies, and other private property owners in tax certiorari litigation resulting in settlement and the reduction of their real property tax assessments.
  • Represented municipalities in defending tax certiorari appeals to resolution.
  • Defended industrial private property owners in all stages of eminent domain proceedings.
  • Represented municipalities, industrial development agencies, and private utilities in eminent domain proceedings from the conception of the project to acquisition and just compensation.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment decisions in favor of defendants in various negligence cases involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and dog bite incidents.
  • Successfully obtained jury verdicts in favor of defendants in personal injury litigation.
  • Represented multiple wind energy developers and operators in large-scale nuisance litigation to resolution.

Prior Experience

  • Hagelin Spencer LLC, Associate
  • Larimer Law, Document Review Attorney
  • Morris Duffy Alonso & Faley, Paralegal
  • St. John’s University School of Law, Securities Arbitration Clinic, Legal Intern
  • NYS Supreme Court, Westchester County, Commercial Division, Judge Alan Scheinkman, Judicial Intern

Selected Community Activities

  • Roycroft Campus Corporation, Board of Directors, Member
  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Rising Champions for Justice, Member

Selected Honors

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, 2021–202
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Civil Litigation: Defense, 2021–2022; Eminent Domain, 2023
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel® Honoree, 2021
  • St. John’s University School of Law, 1L Negotiation Competition Finalist, 2013

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