University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law,
Member, Missouri Law Review
St. Olaf College,
B.A. Economics and Mathematics, cum laude
US Tax Ct
US Supreme Ct
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
The American Bar Association
Real Estate Law Section
Named Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law in St. Louis by The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2022
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2010-2023
Listed in Chambers USA (by Chambers & Partners), 2009-2019
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters), 2005-2015
Thompson Coburn LLP
Council of Lutheran Churches of Greater St. Louis/Metro Lutheran Center
Board of Directors
Trinity Lutheran Church
Long Range Planning Committee
Chair – Health Care Cabinet
University of Missouri – Jefferson Club
Dan serves as a practical, imminently accessible legal advisor to developers, institutional owners and corporate users of commercial and industrial real estate throughout the United States.
Dan's broad and extensive experience as a transactional attorney over the past 30 years has earned him the respect of his peers and his clients, who appreciate his candor, responsiveness, and ability to explain complex issues and risk in simple, straightforward manner.
In his borrower-side work for a wide array of businesses, Dan has led real estate transactions in nearly all 50 states, frequently serving as national counsel for major corporations embarking on sale lease-backs or net-leased transactions for properties across the country. He has guided developers through all stages of multi-family developments, and represented purchasers and developers of environmentally challenged industrial sites across the U.S. and Canada.
In each transaction, Dan and his group seamlessly integrate the law with the facts, prioritize relevant issues, and help clients navigate complications so they can make an informed decision and move forward in closing the transaction.
Commercial real estate transactions nationwide, including portfolio dispositions, with the largest single disposition being in excess of $500 million
Represented Fortune 100 company in the relocation of its U.S. headquarters
Commercial leasing representation nationwide focusing on NNN lease transactions and structuring
Large mixed-use projects, including urban infill
Multi-family transactional experience involving over 50,000 units
Condominium development and conversion activities of more than 2,500 units
Land assemblage, development incentives and construction representation for new development of multi-family projects
Over $2 billion in sale/leaseback transactions nationwide, including data centers
Sale/leaseback and redevelopment of manufacturing facilities
Liability assumption and transfer of significant environmentally challenged industrial sites for remediation and redevelopment across the U.S.
Acquisition and repositioning of closed steel mills
Acquisition and redevelopment of former auto manufacturing facilities
Million-square-foot industrial leases of bulk warehouse properties
“Securitized Real Estate Financing";
Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, July 27, 1998
“Foreclosure or Deed in Lieu”;
Venue, Spring 1991
“Caveats for Tenants in Commercial Leases”;
Venue, Winter 1990
“Understanding Legal Terms in Commercial Leases";
St. Louis Commerce Magazine, December 1990
“Legal Challenges to Time Sharing Ownership”;
Missouri Law Review, Summer 1980
“Age Discrimination in Employment Act - Resort to State Remedies as a Prerequisite to Federal Action”;
Missouri Law Review, Spring 1979
Lecturer, "Select Office Lease Issues";
Lecturer, "Issues in Condominium Conversions";
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