Dan is an international trade and customs lawyer who specializes in Canada-United States and North American matters. In addition to his legal practice, Dan has responsibility for coordinating Dickinson Wright’s innovative Canada-US Platform, collaborating with more than 400 Dickinson Wright attorneys in issues such as customs and regulatory compliance, corporate structuring, M&A, taxation, business immigration, intellectual property protection, and financial incentives. Dan also provides public policy counsel to government officials and industry leaders in areas of regulatory cooperation, border security, economic development, labor mobility, and public-private-partnerships.
A US-licensed lawyer, Dan is one of the few individuals that has served in the US and Canadian governments, as well as private practice and academia. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Dan served as an officer in Canada’s foreign ministry where he was responsible for coordinating a network of government departments and Canada-US industry associations toward improving North America’s borders and ports-of-entry.
Dan is the President of the Ohio-Canada Business Association, Vice Chair and National Board Member of the American Chambers of Commerce in Canada, and Board member for the North American Strategy for Competitiveness.