Dan is a land use and local government attorney.
As one of the region’s most experienced land use and local government attorneys, he counsels private and public entities, including non-profit organizations, regarding land use planning and zoning in Sarasota County, including: the handling of site plans; variances; administrative appeals; special exceptions and conditional uses; rezonings; zoning text amendments; street vacations; comprehensive plan amendments; development agreements; and developments of regional impact.
Dan serves as general counsel to the Sarasota-Manatee Airport and Authority; and previously served as counsel for Sarasota Memorial Hospital and the Sarasota County Clerk of Court. Among his many civic activities, he is currently one of three board members for The Patterson Foundation—one of the state’s largest and most progressive foundations; and he serves on the Community Leadership Council of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee; and the Community Board of the Sarasota Regional Campus of the Florida State University College of Medicine. His prior civic activities include service either as president or as chairman of the Sarasota Chapter of the American Red Cross, the United Way of Sarasota County, the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club, the Sarasota County Bar Association, the William G. & Marie Selby Foundation, and SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence).
Dan is a sixth generation Floridian.