Dan enjoys an extensive practice in construction and commercial litigation representing a wide variety of businesses and individuals as clients. While he has experience representing some of the largest financial institutions in the country, he also takes great pleasure in providing high quality counsel to small businesses looking for cost effective representation.
Dan has substantial experience in handling all aspects of state and federal litigation: from initial budgeting, aggressive pre-trial motions practice, complicated discovery, trials, and appeals. Dan works actively with each client to ensure that the effort and cost spent in litigation is designed to meet the client’s strategic goals for the case. Dan has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in litigation (2014), a designation reserved for only 2.5% of practicing attorneys.
Dan is a proud graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law where he was honored as a Law Alumni Council Scholar, a member of the Law Review Board of Editors, and served as the president of the Public Interest Law Organization. He remains committed to regularly taking on pro bono representations and advancing the public interest through his private practice. He serves as a volunteer attorney with both the Council for Children’s Rights and the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Caterpillar Ministries, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities, housing availability, and overall quality of life for impoverished and at-risk families in the North Mecklenburg and Lake Norman Region. Dan is also an active member of the Board of Elders at Lake Forest Church in Huntersville.
- Appellate Advocacy
- Bankruptcy, Restructuring + Creditors' Rights
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law
- Employment Law
• Represented commercial developer in appellate reversal of trial court’s order dissolving client’s $2 million order of attachment based on incorrect application of general contractor licensing statute.
• Represented Korean textile importer in complex contract and business tort claim against former employee-manager who diverted corporate funds for personal use. Resulted in favorable jury verdict of over $1 million which was affirmed on appeal.
• Represented real estate developer in litigation and obtaining Rule 12 dismissal for breach of contract claims brought by firm attempting to enforce sale of land illegally.
• Defended mountain resort developer client against foreclosure proceeding brought by FDIC and obtained Rule 12 dismissal of subsequent federal court action.
• Represented corporation in appellate reversal of trial court’s order denying motion to compel arbitration in lawsuit by corporate officer over stock subscription agreements.