Biography

Dan Dwyer is a trial lawyer with 25 years of experience. He concentrates his practice in business disputes and confidently guides clients to resolutions that align with their business goals.

Currently, Dan is litigation counsel in a diverse slate of suits, one involving a loan facility, another regarding a commercial real estate lease, and a third seeking to recover tuition funds misappropriated from a Massachusetts private school. He is defense counsel for one of Boston’s largest minority-owned construction firms in an action filed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor alleging violation of OSHA’s anti-retaliation statute.

Past engagements include:

  • Trial verdict in defense of four corporate directors sued for $15 million in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bench trial judgment for commercial lessees in $2 million suit by large North Shore commercial landlord to enforce lease’s automatic extension provision
  • $5 million trial verdict for plaintiff co-founder of Boston internet advertising firm in suit alleging freeze-out by former partners
  • Decisions in favor of former managing directors of Lehman Brothers in four arbitrations filed by Lehman’s bankruptcy trustee to recover signing bonuses
  • Successful settlement, prior to trial, for general contractor of Boston’s Big Dig against its insurer for failure to defend cost-recovery action filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Trial verdict for Iraq War veteran against Massachusetts Department of Social Services for deprivation of child-visitation rights
  • Bench trial verdict for group of Scituate, Massachusetts homeowners in trespass case against a neighboring gun range
  • Successful settlement for trust beneficiary in suit against national-bank trustee and investment advisory firm

Before attending law school, Dan served for four years as a DEA special agent in New York City. He is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for kayaking among the Boston Harbor Islands, a long-time volunteer in Hingham town government, and an active father of three sons.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School  (J.D., cum laude)
    • Law Review
  • Stonehill College  (B.A., cum laude)

Public Service

  • Six-year Member, Town of Hingham Advisory Committee
  • Chairman, Hingham Whistleblower Committee
  • Volunteer, Archdiocese of Boston Clergy Retirement Trust

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Court and Other Admissions

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Elects Two New Partners

(January 26, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys have been elected to partner, Anya Endsley and Sarah Grandfield, both members of Verrill’s Private Clients & Fiduciary Services...

News

Verrill Ranked in American Bar Association’s Health Law Top 10 in the Northeast

(January 19, 2021) – Verrill was recently ranked third in the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section's Eighth Annual Top 10 Recognition for the Northeast Region. This is the sixth consecutive year that...

Blog

DOL Guidance on Missing Pension Plan Participants - Part II

On January 18, we published a blog post regarding new Department of Labor (“DOL”) guidance on missing plan participants. That post is available here , and describes the DOL’s guidance on Missing Participants...

Blog

DOL Guidance on Missing Pension Plan Participants

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has undertaken a nationwide compliance initiative to ensure that retirement plan participants receive the benefits that they were promised when they reach their retirement age. To that end, the...

Matter

Swift Current Energy

Verrill represents the 100-megawatt Three Rivers Solar Project in Hancock County, Maine. Verrill assists the project with real estate and environmental permitting work, including negotiation of a protocol to allow the project to proceed...

Event

Cumberland Bar Association: The Changing Legal Landscape in Portland

On January 27, join the Cumberland Bar Association for The Changing Legal Landscape in Portland: The Changing Legal Landscape in Portland to learn about what you need to know about the new minimum wage...

Blog

Reporting Deferred Compensation on Form 990

Tax-exempt organizations often provide deferred compensation to their officers, key employees, and most highly compensated employees. Like current compensation payable to such employees, deferred compensation must be reported annually on Form 990, Schedule J...

Matter

Longroad Energy

Verrill represents Longroad Energy (“Longroad”) on its renewable energy work in Maine. Longroad is a Boston, MA-headquartered renewable energy company that develops and operates wind and solar energy projects throughout North America. Verrill has...

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts Health Care Bill Makes Several Significant Changes

While you were celebrating the New Year, Governor Baker signed Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2020, an “Act promoting a resilient health care system that puts patients first,” the result of the Legislature’s...

Publication/Podcast

Finding Teeth in Massachusetts' Prompt Payment Act

In Tocci v. IRIV Partners, LLC, Boston Harbor Industrial Development LLC and Hudson Insurance Co. (November 19, 2020, Sup. Ct. 19-405), the Massachusetts Superior Court granted summary judgment on a contractor’s breach of contract...

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