Dan is an experienced transactional lawyer handling all aspects of commercial real estate ownership, development and finance, with an emphasis on land acquisition and disposition, leasing, and title matters. Dan’s clients include national corporations, non-profit institutions, private developers and individual property owners.

Dan has been with the firm since entering the practice of law in 1983.



  • Harvard Law School  (J.D., cum laude)
  • Colby College  (B.A., summa cum laude)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Member, The Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts (formerly known as the Massachusetts Conveyancers Association) (1983-present)
    • Board of Directors, 2000 – 2010 and 2014 – 2017
    • Co-Chair of Amicus Committee, 2014 – present
    • Vice-Chair of Practice of Law by Non-Lawyers Committee, 2007 – 2008
    • Chair of Nominating Committee, 2006
    • Immediate Past President, 2006
    • President, 2005
    • President-Elect, 2004
    • Treasurer, 2003
    • Chair of Legislation Committee, 2001 – 2003
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers (2004 – present)
  • Member (1999-present); Executive Committee Member (2014-present), Abstract Club
  • Member, Real Estate & Environmental Law Advisory Committee, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (2006 – present)
  • Member, Boston Bar Association (1991 – present)
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association (1984 – present)


  • Selected as 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Law in Boston by Best Lawyers
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America,2006-2020
  • Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2004-2021
  • Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2004
  • AV Preeminent® Rating (5.0 out of 5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell, its peer rating for highest level professional excellence and high ethical standing

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Firm Highlights


Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...


Verrill Partner Robert Ruesch Elected to American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law’s Governing Committee


Four Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Environmental Law in Maine

Verrill attorneys Juliet T. Browne, James I. Cohen, Gordon R. Smith, and Mathew J. Todaro were recently recognized for energy and environmental law in Maine in the 2022 Chambers & Partners Guide . Chambers...


Hospitals Win 340B Medicare Rate Cut Suit, But When, How, and How Much They Will Recoup Remains Unclear

In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), erred when it significantly reduced...


New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...


Implications of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Webinar

Join Verrill's Robert Laplaca who will be presenting this webinar on understanding what risks confront gambling businesses operating on the internet. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, but its implications...


Health Plans: PCORI Fee Is Due August 1, 2022

What is the PCORI Fee? The Affordable Care Act created a non-profit corporation, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (“PCORI”), to conduct research to help individuals, providers, and policymakers make better healthcare choices by advancing...


Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...


Annual Update Part 6: Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion - Top Legal Challenges and Best Practices for Your Company

Join Verrill for its sixth session of the 2022 virtual Labor & Employment Annual Update Series. Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez will discuss steps that employers are taking to embrace diversity in their hiring practices...


Verrill Elects Longtime Partner Scott Anderson as New Managing Partner

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