Maritime

Dan represents corporate and maritime clients, including vessel owners, marine terminal operators, and other shore-side commercial entities, in a variety of matters. He has served as Club Correspondent to several International Protection & Indemnity Clubs (P&I) in the Port of Virginia, providing 24-hour marine incident response services, and has represented vessel owners and operators in casualty investigations and adversarial proceedings involving the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and U.S. Coast Guard. Dan has also advised foreign passenger vessel operators on a host of regulatory matters involving compliance with international treaties and federal maritime laws, as well as state-specific licensing requirements impacting cruise operations in domestic U.S. ports.

Dan represents clients in a host of litigation and regulatory matters. In addition to his general civil litigation experience, Dan has handled a variety of maritime, trade, trucking and transportation matters, as well as insurance and reinsurance disputes and premises liability cases. He has experience in both state and federal court trials and appeals, as well as mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Dan is licensed in New York and Virginia.

Practice Areas
    • Education

      • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2012
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      Professional Recognition

      • Super Lawyers: Rising Star Virginia (2018 - 2022)
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      Professional Experience

      • Legal Clerkship, Office of Post Judge Advocate, United States Army War College, 2011-2012
    • Leadership

      • Maritime Law Association of the United States
      • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
      • Virginia Maritime Association
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      Court Admissions

      • Supreme Court of New York
      • Supreme Court of Virginia
      • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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Experience
  • Achieved defense verdict at trial on behalf of marine terminal operator and negotiated favorable settlement on appeal where tractor-trailer owner-operator alleged terminal straddle carrier  caused damage to Plaintiff’s vehicle during container interchange.
Publications
  • Co-Author, Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law, ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, 52 Tort & Ins. L.J. 175 (Winter 2017)
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