Dan advises financial institutions, government contractors, software vendors, and other clients on the acquisition, protection, and commercialization of software and other technology assets. Dan is a member of the firm's Management Committee.


Representative Matters

  • Drafts original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Value Added Reseller, and other distribution agreements for software, patented inventions, and other technology.
  • Counsels clients on structuring and pursuing their rights under outsourcing agreements, including service level agreements.
  • Advises clients on the licensing of technology to federal, state, and local governments.
  • Advises clients on venture formation and structure, debt and equity funding, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances. Experienced in acquisition of tangible and intangible technology assets in workouts and bankruptcy.
  • Counsels clients on online license arrangements, including the impact of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act and negotiates and drafts web development and hosting agreements.
  • Handles acquisitions and joint ventures among international parties, strategic alliances, domestic and international financings, and general corporate counseling.
  • Negotiates "Buy-Sell" arrangements and minority shareholder and investor rights for privately held ventures.
  • Handles domain name disputes, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.
  • Advise specialty chemical manufacture clients (pesticides/fungicides) on various supply, distribution, tolling and joint venture agreements. 
  • Advise specialty chemical manufacture clients on the acquisition or sale of assets or business lines and/or stock. 
  • Advise multiple clients in the review of due diligence and the submission of bids for an auction/ 363 sale of EPA registrations, supply and distribution agreement, inventory and associated assets from a bankruptcy estate.
  • Advise specialty chemical companies on their termination or breach rights under supply or distribution agreements, including take or pay, minimum purchase, price protection and indemnity rights.


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Computer Law Association
  • Co-Chair, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), Information Technology and Telecommunications Committee
  • Greater Washington Board of Trade, Technology Task Force



J.D., University of Texas School of Law

B.S., cum laude, Providence College

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Bar

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