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    • New York Law School (J.D. 2015, Suspension Representation Project, Dr. Max Reich Award for Excellence in Civil Trial Advocacy 2015)
    • Florida International University (B.S., Cum Laude 2011, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda Academic Honor Society)

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Daniel O. Phelan


Mr. Phelan joined the firm in 2019 and is a member of the firm’s Tax Exempt Organizations Practice Group, Litigation Practice Group and Real Estate Practice Group.


Mr. Phelan’s real estate practice focuses on commercial real estate finance transactions, representing institutional lenders in the origination of mortgage, mezzanine and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans on a variety of real estate assets, as well as secondary market transactions related to such loans such as warehousing, participations and syndication.


Mr. Phelan is also experienced in representing charitable organizations, including both public charities and private foundations in various matters including (i) entity formation, including the preparation of all corporate documents such as bylaws and corporate policies; (ii) the preparation of Form 1023 applications to obtain 501(c) tax-exempt status, including all related IRS submissions; (iii) fundraising agreements, grant agreements, fiscal sponsorships, corporate sponsorships, licensing and special events; (iv) corporate matters, including reviewing and drafting a wide range of contractual agreements, governance issues, and structuring the formation of public charities and private foundations; and (v) compliance with reporting responsibilities, such as annual Form 990 filings.  Mr. Phelan also advises tax-exempt organizations on their business strategies and their charitable purposes activities, and works with clients to strategically guide them to a position of long-term sustainability.


Mr. Phelan is also experienced in representing clients in a broad range of litigation matters in both state and federal court.


Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Phelan was the first attorney in the United States to successfully focus a law practice on diabetes law, effectively changing the landscape for how people with Type 1 Diabetes are accommodated in schools and in the workplace through disability discrimination matters under the Americans with Disabilities Act in United States District Court, and through special education hearings in schools.  Mr. Phelan has spoken extensively around the country on the rights of people with Type 1 Diabetes, and has been featured in various publications for his groundbreaking work in this area.


Mr. Phelan graduated from New York Law School and is admitted to practice in New York.







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