Danny assists clients throughout the litigation process in several areas of law. Danny’s practice includes a broad range of litigation, with a focus in real estate-related litigation and particular expertise in condemnation and property tax matters.
In the area of eminent domain, Danny works for and appears on behalf of both condemning authorities and landowners in court, jury and commissioner proceedings involving the validity and scope of takings, the valuation process to arrive at just compensation, and unique takings issues. In connection with this work, he has also assisted clients regarding various regulatory matters related to energy projects.
Danny works with clients in challenging property tax assessments to achieve fair valuations, particularly for manufacturing and other industrial property types, in Minnesota and Wisconsin. In this capacity, Danny represents his clients before a variety of entities and tribunals, including local review boards, state agencies, and courts of law.
As a litigator, Danny represents clients in cases involving matters such as contractual claims, landlord/tenant, leasing and zoning and land use.
Represents a high-voltage transmission line project in condemnation proceedings. Appeared in court on petition and motion hearings, handled several valuation hearings before court-appointed condemnation commissioners, and co-chaired a week-long jury trial.
Negotiated or assisted in negotiating substantial real estate tax reductions for commercial and industrial clients.
Led a three-day court trial seeking to cancel a contract for deed due to non-monetary defaults, after which the court ruled in client’s favor and canceled the contract for deed on several grounds.
Assisted with a successful court challenge overturning a local board of adjustment’s denial of variances for the construction of a single-family home.
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2010, magna cum laude
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America, Commercial Litigation, 2021
Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyer, 2015, 2018-2019
Minnesota Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 2013-2014
Order of the Coif
Phi Beta Kappa