Alumni Conversation: Daniel Dain, "How Zoning Policy Affects Real Estate Prices"
Daniel Dain co-founded what is today Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner, PC to be the premier boutique law firm for the commercial real estate industry in Massachusetts. He serves as President and Chairman of the firm, as well as heading the litigation practice, and is proud that they have “the best clients in the region, work on the most interesting and challenging real estate matters, and have a brand and style of practice respected throughout the industry.”
Dan’s writings on land use and litigation issues have been published by Banker & Tradesman, the Real Estate Bar Association News, CLE International, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, New England Law Review, and James Publishing (as past editor of a book on deposition practice). He is active on land use issues in his hometown of Needham, Massachusetts, chairing the town’s Golf Club Advisory Committee, and serving as treasurer of the Needham Land Trust. He is also the co-founder of the Restaurant Investment Group, created to raise and manage a fund to provide equity to start-up buzz-worthy restaurants looking to open in the Boston area.
Dan has practiced law for more than 20 years, the first 10 at the national law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, where he chaired that firm’s Real Estate and Land Use Litigation practice group. He has been recognized as a top 100 lawyer in Massachusetts (2013, 2014, 2015), as one of the top lawyers in all of New England (2013, 2015) and as one of the top 5% of lawyers in New England each year since 2005. He was appointed by the Boston Bar Association to co-chair its Land Use and Development Committee for the 2015-2017 term as well as being appointed as a representative to the Land Court Working Group, which seeks to increase efficiencies in the administration of justice at the Massachusetts Land Court.
Dan graduated from Michigan Law School (cum laude) in 1995, and from Vassar College (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1993.
Pizza and networking to follow at 4:30.