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

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Virtual Lunch & Learn: Human Resources in Small Business/Startups

Verrill associate Emily Waddell will be presenting at PROPEL 's Virtual Lunch & Learn: Human Resources in Small Business/Startups. In addition to presenters sharing their expertise, this session covers various Human Resource topics including...


U.S. Tax Considerations When Buying Property Abroad with Ruth Mattson

Verrill partner Ruth Mattson was recently featured on The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel 's podcast series Trust and Estate Talk . In this podcast, U.S. Tax Considerations When Buying Property Abroad...


New Options for Retirement Plan Distributions Under SECURE 2.0

This post summarizes the new distribution options, including penalty-free withdrawals, applicable to defined contribution plans under the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”) and provides a timeline of their effective dates. The new...


State Trademark Registration

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Verrill Welcomes Partner Andrew M. Walsh to Firm’s Business Law Group


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...


Jim Cohen Discusses “No Blank Checks” Citizen Initiative Before Maine Legislative Committee

Verrill Partner Jim Cohen was recently quoted in a Spectrum News article " Maine Ballot Initiative To Require Voter Approval For $1B Borrowing Gets Broad Support.” Maine LD 1772 is a citizen-initiated ballot question...


Gag Clauses – New Guidance and Litigation Will Inform Compliance

Certain provisions of the Transparency in Coverage Final Regulations and the Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2021 (“CAA”) require group health plans and/or their vendors to report information to federal agencies. On December 31, 2023, group...

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