901 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Dan assists innovative clients in designing and implementing their projects. He helps them create the right entities, put together the appropriate strategies, overcome impediments and put together effective contracts for the new types of relationships they create. Most of his clients fit into one of five different groups:
"Tell us what innovative project you want to undertake and it's our mission to use our creativity and broad practical experience to enable you to accomplish it."
Green Businesses. He helps businesses selling green products and technology with structure, financing and intellectual property issues. He assists them in developing sustainability programs, avoiding greenwash and putting relationship contracts in place for everything from distribution, sensitive data management to eco-symbiosis commitments.
Developers. He has assisted developers in developing their project concepts, conducting project charrettes and zoning large scale mixed use projects. He drafts the governance documents and codes for complex, new and retrofitted communities. He helps purchasers understand the impact of new, green building legislation and green leases. Dan helps his developer clients utilize and create new utility structures for more sustainable power and water. He assists them in negotiating with agencies on contamination, wetlands, historic resources and endangered species issues as well.
Localities. He helps localities create new codes utilizing form-based coding, the SmartCode and sustainability provisions. He assists in the design of infill upgrades and complex zoning approaches such as “planned densification” necessary for modern transit oriented development.
Professionals. Dan works with a wide range of professionals - doctors, lawyers, architects, planners and consultants – in designing and implementing unusual projects and new business approaches. He provides advice on entity structure, intellectual property, contracts and new market considerations.
Non-profits. Over the last decade, Dan has represented and advised national and international urban and sustainability non-profits on a wide range of subjects, from structure and governance to contracts, intellectual property and litigation matters.
|Areas of Practice||1) Energy, 2) Environmental Law, 3) Wetlands Regulation, 4) Zoning, 5) Planning and Land Use, 6) Environmental Land Use, 7) Land Use Permitting and 8) Real Estate|
|Law School||University of Michigan Law School, J.D.,1983|
|Education||Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1980|
|Bar Member / Association||Virginia State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||McGuireWoods LLP|
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