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Daniel P. Dain is Chairman of Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy
& Garner, P.C. He is a trial lawyer whose practice emphasizes
representing real estate developers and property owners. Mr. Dain
started his career as a commercial litigator at Goodwin Procter LLP
before becoming co-chair of that firm’s real estate and land use
litigation practice group.

Mr. Dain maintains a varied real estate litigation practice. He
has a particular expertise in zoning litigation, with a long track
record of winning such cases through dispositive motions both on
standing grounds and the merits. Mr. Dain also regularly provides
advice with respect to, and litigation services in connection with,
landlord/tenant leasing disputes, buyer/seller real estate transaction
disputes, owner/contractor construction disputes, broker/client
commission disputes, and condominium association/unit owner disputes, as
well as Dover Amendment, premises liability/negligent security, adverse
possession, nuisance, and encroachment/boundary cases. Mr. Dain also
is regularly engaged by national law firms seeking local counsel in
Massachusetts. In this capacity, he has recently worked with firms such
as Latham & Watkins, Reed Smith, and Sullivan & Cromwell.

Although most of his clients are in the real estate industry, Mr.
Dain’s training and experience as a commercial litigator allow him to
represent clients in a wide variety of business disputes. His diverse
commercial litigation practice has included litigating unfair and
deceptive trade practices/chapter 93A cases, fraud cases, closely-held
corporation shareholder disputes, and breach of non-compete agreement


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 34%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 33%
  3. Real Estate: 33%


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Contact info

Brennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner, P.C.

129 South Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA, 02111-2837


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer in the Real Estate CategorySuper Lawyer2010
Super Lawyer in the Real Estate CategorySuper Lawyer2009
Super Lawyer in the Real Estate CategorySuper Lawyer2008
Super Lawyer in the Real Estate CategorySuper Lawyer2007
Super Lawyer in the Real Estate CategorySuper Lawyer2006
Super Lawyer in the Real Estate Litigation CategorySuper Lawyer2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentBrennan, Dain, Le Ray, Wiest, Torpy & Garner, P.C.2006 - Present
Senior CounselGoodwin Procter LLP1996 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Town of Needham Golf Course Advisory CommitteeMember2010 - Present
NAIOP of MassachusettsMember2006 - Present
Real Estate Bar Association for MassachusettsMember2006 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
REBA NewsA call for a new Superior Court standing order in zoning cases2009
CLE International Negotiating LeasesPremises Liability Introduction for Commerical Landlords2007
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)How to Prepare for Civil Trial in Massachusetts2005
James Publishing publicationHow to Prepare For, Take and Use a Deposition2004
Banker & TradesmanMassachusetts Court Grants Developers Anti-SLAPP Protection Coverage2004
For the DefenseAdvising Clients on How to Develop Product Warnings2004
Real Estate Bar Association NewsMassachusetts Court Continues to Narrow Standing for Claims Based on Traffic Impact2004
Boston Bar JournalLimits on Deponent's Right to Confer with Counsel During Deposition2004
New England Law ReviewNegligent Security Law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Post-September 11 Era2003
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyDeposition Objections Used to Coach Witnesses2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Vassar CollegePolitical ScienceA.B.1993