Dan is the founder of the Firm’s Financial Services Department and is Chair Emeritus (having served from 1999 thru 2017) of the Firm’s Real Estate and Financial Services Department, which had grown to 200-plus lawyers when he stepped down in 2017.
Dan continues to serve as Managing Partner of the Firm’s New York City office.
According to Chambers USA, Dan’s clients refer to him as a “master strategist” and consummate problem solver. One says, “There are many decisions I will not make unless I have his input." Another client of many years, the head of real estate lending at one of the largest banks in the U.S., says "I think his strength is he's a very practical attorney."
He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers In America ® 2018 in each of the following areas: Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation--Banking and Finance, and Litigation--Bankruptcy.
He has been a trusted advisor to lenders, helping them navigate the ups and downs of the business cycle for decades. He also makes his financing expertise, and deep knowledge of the lending environment and culture, available to the firm’s borrower clients, especially in difficult restructuring and workout situations. Dan writes a regular column on Opportunity Zones (“The Wizard of OZ”) in the New York Real Estate Journal.
The following representative engagements illustrate the breadth and diversity of Dan’s practice: