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As Chair of both the Fashion, Luxury & Retail Group and the Corporate & Securities Group, Dan assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, strategic business planning, corporate counseling and contractual matters and negotiations, with an emphasis on:

  • Domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, other business combinations and equity and debt investments
  • Counseling Firm clients on a variety of legal and business issues, including day-to-day operations, strategic planning, recapitalizations, contract and licensing issues, compliance and dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Entity formation matters for emerging businesses, including advising on appropriate corporate structures and drafting operating agreements, shareholder control and buy-sell arrangements

    Dan, who counts a number of European-based companies and their U.S. subsidiaries among his clients, provides daily counsel to companies over a wide range of industries, from railcars to automotive parts to wireless communications, but a large portion of his time is spent working in the fashion, wines and spirits, beauty and luxury goods industries. Dan also regularly negotiates brand ambassador and licensing deals with prominent celebrities for luxury brands.

    Dan serves on a number of Firm committees, including the Strategic Planning, Diversity, Recruiting and Pro Bono committees.

Representative Experience

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Recognized Practitioner, Illinois Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Chambers USA (2017)
  • Adjunct Professor at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (2013-Present)
  • Vice President, Hispanic Law Students Association (1996-1997)
  • Member, Christian Law Students Association (1994-1997)

Charitable & Community Organizations

  • Member, Neighbors (Community Outreach Program), 1994-1997

Other Events & Speaking Engagements

  • Kellogg School of Management, Merger Week: The Structure of an Acquisition

Education

University of Chicago, J.D., with honors, 1997

Houghton College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1994

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois

Representative Clients

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