Dan litigates complex commercial disputes and defends corporations and individuals in white collar and regulatory matters. On behalf of corporate and individual clients, he has prosecuted and defended claims involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, RICO, shareholder oppression, federal and state securities laws, enforcement of non-compete agreements, and emergent applications for injunctive relief. His clients include leading financial services, food and beverage, healthcare industry, and professional services companies.
Dan regularly represents owners, both control and non-control, of closely held and family businesses across a broad range of industries regarding disputes among co-owners. Dan counsels business owners prior to and, if necessary, in connection with litigation to identify and advance their rights and resolve those disputes. Dan also counsels start-up and emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs in connection with contract, fiduciary duty, and shareholder/investor disputes.
Dan handles criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings, and he conducts internal corporate investigations. He represents broker-dealers and registered individuals in arbitrations before FINRA, with a focus on claims involving “selling away,” control person liability, and the duty to supervise.
A proponent of community service, Dan frequently represents pro bono clients, particularly victims of human trafficking and individuals needing assistance with expungement of criminal records, among other pro bono representations. He currently serves as the Chair of the District VI Ethics Committee (appointed as a member by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2013-2021), one of New Jersey’s 18 county-based District Ethics Committees which investigate and prosecute ethics cases involving New Jersey attorneys. In 2018, the New Jersey Law Journal selected Dan as a “New Leader of the Bar.”
Prior to joining McCarter, Dan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Neil H. Shuster, P.J.Ch. (Ret.), in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division, General Equity. During his clerkship, he gained significant experience in the order to show cause process for obtaining emergent injunctive relief, along with valuable insight concerning the Court’s management and disposition of cases.