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Western New England College
School of Law
J.D. cum laude, 1992
District of Massachusetts
Northern District of New York
First Circuit Court of Appeals
Massachusetts Bar Association
American Bar Association
Dan Finnegan is a member of the firm’s Litigation/ADR and Real Estate Departments and the Employment Law and Construction Law Practice Groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, employment, construction law, administrative law and land use. Dan handles all aspects of civil litigation, arbitration and mediation and has represented corporate, business, governmental and individual clients at the trial and appellate court levels in both state and federal courts. He represents owners, design professionals and contractors in litigation and alternative dispute resolution forums and in the negotiation and drafting of contracts. Dan handles a wide range of zoning and land use matters as well as litigation matters and has substantial experience representing clients before municipal boards and administrative agencies. He also has experience in real estate tax abatement and exemption cases.
Dan has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® each year since 2006, specifically in the areas of administrative/regulatory law and litigation (construction).
Represented owner in dispute with contractor, architect and subcontractors involving five separate litigations in court and arbitration relating to multi-million dollar addition and renovation project.
Obtained dismissal of claims asserted against contractor arising out of alleged defects and warranty issues in the construction of a new school.
Represented city water department in dispute with contractor relating to construction of multi-million dollar public works project.
Represented municipal water district in bid protest relating to construction of water tank.
Representation of various colleges, schools and hospitals in drafting contracts for major construction projects.
Obtained summary judgment for Springfield Parking Authority in high profile litigation brought by its former Executive Director and successfully defended appeals of that decision.
Represented wireless communications carriers and wireless infrastructure companies in leasing and permitting cell tower sites and litigating appeals arising from the permitting process in federal and state courts.
Obtained tax abatement for multi-million dollar hydro-electric generation facility in hearing before the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.
Obtained multi-million dollar judgment on behalf of estate in wrongful death action.