Dan is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the tax group.  He served for many years as the head of the firm’s federal tax subgroup.  His tax practice includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships, LLCs, joint ventures, S corporations, real estate, restructurings, workouts, venture capital, business planning, executive compensation, financing and equity transactions, international transactions and tax controversies.  In addition to his tax practice, Dan also (i) regularly represents clients in organizing and operating LLCs, partnerships and other joint ventures and (ii) has provided extensive counsel to family office clients.  He has experience working in French, German and Italian.

Career highlights include:

  • Providing tax advice to over 1,000 clients (ranging from Fortune 50 corporations to closely held businesses and individuals) and as special tax counsel
  • Structuring hundreds of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Structuring hundreds of partnerships, LLCs and joint ventures
  • Structuring dozens of like-kind exchanges under Section 1031, including non-simultaneous, reverse, build-to-suit and leasehold exchanges
  • Obtaining SEC exemptive orders for a family office under the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act

Dan is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.  He is also licensed to practice in New York.

Dan has lectured on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions for the Columbus Tax Conference, the Business Tax Subcommittee of the Columbus Bar Association and the Capital Tax Club.

Dan received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law and his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was the managing editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law.  Dan received his A.B. cum laude from Cornell University and was a College Scholar.

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Tax Law, 2020-2023

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Tax Law, 2023

The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2020

Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2010-2015, 2017-2021

The Best Lawyers in America, Tax Law, 2001-2024

Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation since 2006

Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated

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New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1989

Stanford Law School, J.D., 1984

Stanford Journal of International Law, Managing Editor, 1983-1984

Cornell University, A.B., cum laude, 1981

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Claims Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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