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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

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

  • 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, 2021–2023
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Civil Litigation: Defense, 2021–2022
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel® Honoree, 2021
  • St. John’s University School of Law, 1L Negotiation Competition Finalist, 2013

Featured Media


US Supreme Court Shrinks Federal Authority Under the Clean Water Act


Supreme Court Strikes Down Taxing Authorities' Right to Retain Surplus Monies in "Strict Foreclosures"


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NYS Public Service Commission Formally Initiates Proceeding to Establish What Constitutes "Zero Emission" Under the CLCPA


NYS Appellate Court Dismisses Common Law Claims Against Contractor for Injuries Sustained by "Special Employee"


Child Victim Act Complaint Dismissed for Failure to Sufficiently Allege Special Duty

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