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Dan concentrates his practice on litigating and resolving commercial, contract, and bankruptcy disputes. He has tried and arbitrated several cases, and has significant experience negotiating the settlement of complex matters. Dan collaborates with clients to evaluate business and legal options to efficiently resolve disputes both before and during the litigation process.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Chapter 11: 20%

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Contact info

Michigan State University College Of Law

Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane, Room 301G
East Lansing, MI, 48824-1300


MIActive And In Good Standing200508/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersDBusiness2013
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2009
Rising StarMichigan Super Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. Court of Appeals - Honorable James L. Ryan2004 - 2005
Developer: Information and Job-Costing Systems and WebsitesInformation Technology/Business Consultant2000 - 2001
Information Technology ManagerTrinity Holding, Inc. (Miller Truck & Storage Co. and F.P. Miller Co.)1997 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Michigan Defense Trial CounselN/A2013 - Present
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationAmerican Inn of Court2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Commercial Litigation CommitteeN/A2011 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A2006 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan chapter)N/A2005 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law SectionN/A2005 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Debtor/Creditor Rights CommitteeN/A2005 - Present
Detroit Metropolitan Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Michigan Business Law JournalWhat Business Lawyers Need to Know About Bankruptcy Court Authority After Stern v Marshall (co-author)2013
Michigan Business Law JournalCommon-Interest or Joint-Defense Agreements: Legal Requirements, Potential Pitfalls, and Best Practices (co-author)2012
Michigan Bar JournalThe Availability of Injunctive Relief in Commercial Disputes: Clarifying Michigan's Preliminary-Injunction Standard (co-author)2012
PLC Commercial Practice NoteRequirements Contracts for the Sale of Goods (co-author)2012
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyWhat Commercial Litigators Should Know About Bankruptcy (co-author)2012
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalCourts' Treatment of Executory Contracts When Both Parties Are Debtors (co-author)2009
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalContract Rejection Damages May Not Be Eligible for Setoff After All, Says Delta Court2006
Michigan Contract Law, ICLEEquitable Remedies (co-author)N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Michigan State UniversityMaster of Public Policy & AdministrationMA - Masters2001
Michigan State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
University of MichiganCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Honigman Social, Mobile and Emerging Media ConferenceWebsites and Mobile Applications: Privacy Law and Best Practices2013
Joint Defense Agreements: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Best PracticesJoint Defense Agreements and the Common-Interest Privilege2012
Guest Lecture: Quantitative Analysis for Lawyers classUsing Decision Trees to Manage Litigation, Counsel Clients, and Improve Outcomes2012
Guest Lecture: Legal Environment of Business graduate-school classBasics of Bankruptcy and Chapter 112012
Commercial Litigation Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan WebinarWhat Commercial Litigators Need to Know About Bankruptcy2012
Joint Defense Agreements: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Best PracticesJoint Defense Agreements and the Common-Interest Privilege2011