People

Dan concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law and labor and employment law. He has experience representing all participants in the construction industry, including public and private owners, general and prime contractors and subcontractors. Dan assists his clients in all types of project delivery systems and performance and payment disputes, including project delays and impacts, constructive changes, and defaults, as well as contract drafting and negotiations.

Dan also chairs the DSV Labor and Employment Group and represents businesses in a variety of labor and employment law issues, including general employment counseling (including hiring, discipline, termination, handbook policies, employment contracts and restrictive covenants), wage and hour compliance, and traditional labor issues (including grievances, unfair labor practices, bannering and striking issues, and alter ego/successor liability).

Dan has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star in Labor and Employment Law, 2009 – 2017. He was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Dan has received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell, and has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

Areas of Service
Construction Law and Litigation
Labor and Employment Law
Public Contract Law
Surety Law

Education
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.
Purdue University, B.A.

Admissions
Indiana Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Associations
Indiana State Bar Association
• Construction & Surety Law Section, Chair of the Publications Committee
• Labor & Employment Section

Indianapolis Bar Association
• Labor & Employment Section

American Bar Association
• Forum on the Construction Industry, Member, Division 4, Project Delivery Systems Steering Committee
• Public Contract Law Section
• TIPS, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
• Construction Litigation Committee, Litigation Section

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Indiana Subcontractors Association (ISA)
• Membership Committee

Construction Management Association of America, Inc. – Indiana Chapter (CMAA)
• Chair of Professional Development Committee

Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
• Education Committee

Chapter Co-Author, “Construction Subcontracting”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2014

Co-Author & Lecturer, “Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Indiana: Understanding the Issues”, Lorman Education Services, 2014

Lecturer, “The Devil is in the Details – Know Your Contracts”, “2014 Labor & Employment Regulatory Outlook”, Construction Advancement Foundation Workshop, 2014

Co-Author & Lecturer, “Indiana Common Construction Wage Act and the Federal Davis Bacon Act: Separating Myth from Reality”, Lorman Education Services, 2014

Author, “Failure to Give Claim Notices for Delays and Additional Costs – How Bad is it Really?” Indiana Construction Cites, ISBA Construction & Surety Law Section Newsletter, January 2014

Lecturer, “Key Contract Clauses – Navigating the Waters”, ABC Workshop, 2013

Lecturer, “What you Need to Know About Construction Law Before Signing that Contract” Construction Advancement Foundation Superintendent Academy, 2013

Lecturer, “Infrastructure: Civil Works Projects for Lawyers”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry 2012 Regional Program (Indianapolis)

Lecturer, “Managing the Subcontractor Default”, CFMA/INCPAS Construction Conference, 2012

Lecturer, “Top 20 (and One) Ways to Find Yourself in a Lawsuit”, CMAA-Indiana Chapter, 2012

Lecturer, “How to Navigate Indiana Prevailing Wage Laws”, ABC-Tradesmen International, 2012

Co-Author, “Stay on Course in the Changing World of Claim Preclusion Clauses,” Under Construction, Newsletter of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2012

Lecturer, “Impact and Role of Collaboration in Project Delivery Systems”, CMAA-Indiana Chapter, 2010, CSI-Indy Chapter, 2011

Lecturer, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Division 4 Project Delivery Systems Breakfast, “Enforceability of Contractual Claim Preclusion Clauses – Where Are We in 2011”, Annual Meeting, 2011

Chapter Contributor, “The Annotated Construction Law Glossary”,  ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2010

Chapter Co-Author, “A Comparison of Standard Forms: The Design-Builder – A/E Contract”, The Design-Build Deskbook, 4th Edition, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2010

Author, “Loss of Productivity Caused by Learning Curves”, ISBA Construction & Surety Law Section Newsletter, 2010

Lecturer, “The Continued Emergence of BIM in the Construction Industry”, DBIA-Ohio Valley Region, 2009

Co-Author, “Drafting and Negotiating the “New” Key Contract Clauses”, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry 2009 Fall Meeting

Author & Lecturer, “The Evolution and Role of BIM in the Construction Process”,
Lorman Education Services, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “BIM: What is it and why does it matter?”, ABC Safety &
Education Summit, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “The New AIA 2007 Documents – From a Contractor’s Perspective”,
ABC-DSV Summer Construction Law Series, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “The Emerging Role of BIM in The Construction Industry – A Legal Perspective”, ABC-DSV Summer Construction Law Series, 2008

Co-Author, “Downstream Allocation of Concurrent Delay Damages,” Under Construction,
ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Newsletter
(Three-Part Series:  December 2007, March, 2008, June 2008)

Author, “Public Bidding: Standards, Bid Mistakes, Bid Protests”, ABC-DSV Construction
Law Seminar Series, 2007

Author & Lecturer, “Defective Plans and Specifications”, ABC-DSV Construction Law
Seminar Series, 2007

Author & Lecturer, “Construction Defects and Failures”, ABC-DSV Construction Law
Seminar Series, 2008

Contributing Author, Construction Law Issues and Legal News for the NUCA
of Indiana News, 2007-2008

Contributing Author, “Hard Hat Case Notes”, The Construction Lawyer, 2006

Co-Author, “Competitive Bidding in Indiana, Part One – Bid Mistakes: How and When
May A Bidder Be Released From His Bid?”, Indiana Construction Cites, ISBA
Construction & Surety Law Section Newsletter, 2006

Co-Author, “Competitive Bidding in Indiana, Part Two – Bid Protests: When May
an Unsuccessful Bidder Protest the Award?”, Indiana Construction Cites, ISBA
Construction & Surety Law Section Newsletter, 2006

Author & Lecturer, “Construction Delay Claims”, Lorman Education Services, 2006