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Overview

Dan has wide-ranging experience with commercial finance, real estate finance, real estate transactions and construction services.

Dan advises lenders and borrowers on inventory financing, construction financing, multistate real estate loans, leveraged leasing transactions (real estate and equipment), bond financing and asset-based lending. He also represents owners, developers, buyers, sellers, and commercial landlords and tenants in transactions such as asset purchases involving real estate; corporate real estate holdings; manufacturing, retail and healthcare development; sale-leaseback transactions; and developments supported by tax increment financing.

Additionally, Dan counsels construction services clients on negotiating contract documents for new construction, manufacturing facility expansion, healthcare development, environmental remediation projects and office build-outs. He also serves clients in negotiating and documenting development agreements, joint venture agreements and teaming agreements.

Among Dan’s notable experience:

  • Represented multiple physician groups with the planning, development, financing and construction of multispecialty outpatient surgery, imaging and medical office spaces. 
  • Advised a marine construction and environmental dredging firm on the negotiation and documentation of general contracts, subcontracts, teaming agreements and joint venture agreements for multiple environmental remediation and marine construction projects throughout the United States, including the approximately $750 million environmental cleanup of the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin and participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s implementation of the $150 million Great Lakes Legacy Act program.
  • Represented multinational consumer products packaging manufacturer in negotiating and documenting a subordinated credit facility for its raw materials supplier, in connection with bond financing for the supplier’s manufacturing facility.

Industries

Services

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2010-2019
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2009-2015, 2017

Education

  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law
    • magna cum laude
  • A.B., University of Michigan
    • with distinction

Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Real Property, Environmental Law, and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights Sections
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Real Property and Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights Sections
  • ConsensusDOCS Forms Drafting Working Group
Experience
  • Advised acquisition target and acquiring entity on senior secured loan financing for $750 million corporate acquisition.
  • Represented a national shopping center REIT in negotiating and implementing municipal development agreements for redevelopment of a regional shopping center in southeast Wisconsin.
  • Counseled a private university on obtaining municipal approval for development, construction and use of a new campus student center.
  • Represented a multinational manufacturer of consumer products packaging materials in its acquisition and divestiture of several U.S. facilities.
  • Advised a national healthcare development firm on negotiation of a development agreement and financing documents for a $50 million hospital expansion.
  • Counseled a national healthcare development firm on preparing a master building lease for a hospital-owned outpatient surgery center.
  • Represented multinational manufacturing companies in their negotiation and documentation of construction and design-build contracts for new construction and for expansion of existing facilities.
  • Advised natural gas transmission pipeline company on negotiation of relocation arrangements for pipeline facilities in connection with development of an intermodal facility near Joliet, Illinois.
  • Represented the developer entity for a Fortune 500 corporation in negotiating and documenting architectural services, construction management and general construction contracts for the design, development and construction of an $11 million corporate headquarters and a $50 million expansion of an electrical transformer manufacturing facility.
  • Represented Milwaukee-based investment management firms in negotiating and structuring multiple repurchase transaction arrangements with broker-dealer counterparties, which involved government-guaranteed loan program assets including SBA Section 7(a) loan assets, SBA Section 504 first mortgage loan assets, and USDA loan assets.
  • Advised national banks on negotiating and documenting construction equipment and commercial truck dealer financing arrangements as both single bank and syndicated/club transactions.
  • Advised national and state chartered banks on asset-based financing arrangements, both as single bank and syndicated/club deal transactions.
  • Represented national and state chartered banks with bank-held bond financing arrangements.
  • Represented not-for-profit senior housing developer/owner with refinancing of approximately $4.5 million of Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority tax-exempt bonds.