Specialties: Industrial, Office
Scope of Service Experience
Dan joined NAI Michael in July, 2014 after a successful 30 year career practicing law. Dan is a highly knowledgeable and skilled attorney with wide ranging experience and successful career encompassing complex multi-disciplinary legal matters including healthcare law, government contracts, administrative law, employment law, environmental and land use law, real estate transactions, financing and development, commercial transactions, and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation). He is a well regarded, proven business and community leader as well as a skilled negotiator.
Licensed to practice law in State of Maryland, the US District Court of Maryland, and before the Board of Veterans Appeals
Background & Experience
THE LAPLACA FIRM, LLC, Owings, MD (2011–2014), Sole Principal
Founded private practice specializing primarily in administrative, general business and real estate law. Manages day-to-day functions and delivers consultations to clients on business formation, governance and operations, contracting, real estate issues, property and asset sales, mergers and acquisitions, financing and development, commercial transactions, joint ventures, administrative applications and appeals, alternative dispute resolution, and veteran’s affairs. Works with diverse businesses, including hospitals, builders, government contractors, municipalities and physicians.
THE PLATT GROUP, INC. Annapolis, MD (2011–Present), Neutral
Because of outstanding reputation for legal analyses, writing skills and diverse legal expertise, enlisted to join commercial dispute resolution firm offering mediation, arbitration, and neutral case evaluation services. Provides mediation services. Participates in private adjudication for companies/groups/ individuals seeking to avoid litigation. Conducts hearings, oversees discovery and fact-finding process, reviews arguments from parties/attorneys, renders evaluation of their positions, and provides binding (or non-binding by agreement) written decisions or opinions as to dispute’s likely outcome.
JD, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD - 1984
Member of Moot Court Team
BS in Management Information Systems and Marketing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - 1981
Alumnus – Leadership Washington – Class of 1997
Certified Mediator – District Court of Maryland (2004–Present); Maryland State Bar Association and Circuit Courts (2012–Present)
Certified by US Board of Veterans Appeals to represent Veterans (2008–Present)
Licensed Title Insurance Broker – Maryland
Professional Associations & Designations
Licensed Real Estate Broker - State of Maryland (2014)
Maryland State Bar Association
U.S. District Court of Maryland
U.S. Board of Veteran Appeals
Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association
Prince George’s County Workforce Services Corporation - Served as Chairman (2002–2005), overseeing management of non-profit organization with $10M annual budget and 40 employees; assisted with obtaining and administering state and federal grants for workforce training and developing variety of instructional programs for displaced workers in Prince George’s County, MD.
Salvation Army Advisory Council in Prince George’s County - Former Chairman (1997–2002), provided leadership and strategic planning; advised Salvation Army staff on business matters and community relations; obtained re-zoning of industrially zoned parcel and text amendment to zoning ordinance which permitted construction of this residential alcohol treatment center.
American Heart Association
Cardinal Hickey Academy Catholic School Advisory Board - Former Chairman (2006-2008)