Daniel joined Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C., in 2022 after moving with his wife and three children from New York City to New Jersey. Daniel focuses his practice on real property tax appeals and real property valuation.
Immediately upon graduating from The George Washington University Law School, Daniel exclusively focused for several years on eminent domain and condemnation, regularly analyzing properties for development feasibility and site potential to determine the highest and best use. He worked with and led teams of appraisers, engineers, environmental experts, and zoning experts on real property valuations and calculating takings damages.
In New York, Daniel was an associate at prestigious law firms. He litigated cases in many counties of the New York State Supreme Court, as well as in the New York State Court of Claims and the Appellate Division, First, Second, and Third Departments.
More recently, Daniel was in-house counsel for New York City’s largest and best-known real estate consulting firm in handling all aspects of civil violation removal for hundreds of management companies across the city. Daniel represented real property owners, developers, commercial and residential tenants, property management companies, engineers, architects, general contractors, sub-contractors, superintendents, site safety managers, crane operators, electricians, plumbers, and other construction personnel in thousands of administrative law hearings against New York City civil prosecution, saving clients over an estimated one hundred million dollars. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Prior to joining private practice, Daniel interned in the prestigious New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division, for Justice Herman Cahn during the period the Justice was presiding over: the notable Bear Stearns litigation with JP Morgan that arose from the precipitous collapse of Bear Stearns; the notable litigation over the 33rd America’s Cup yacht race; and the notable litigation regarding the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site.
Daniel also interned at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Enforcement, in Washington D.C., where he was instrumental in negotiating against the Monsanto Company the then largest-ever EPA-issued FIFRA civil penalty of $2.5 million. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
While in law school, Daniel focused on land use and environmental law courses including Eminent Domain, Land Use and Zoning, Administrative Law (APA), Air Pollution (CAA), Control of Solid and Hazardous Waste (CERCLA, RCRA), Coastal, Navigation, and Wetlands Resource Law (CWA, CZMA, Rivers and Harbors Act), and Environmental and Toxic Torts.
Daniel holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Talmudic law, focusing on the two-thousand-year development of Talmudic legal theories in the fields of partnerships, contracts, property rights, torts, evidence, the rights of criminal defendants, and business ethics. For both degrees, he graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA.
Daniel is proficient in Hebrew and Aramaic.
- N.J. Court Rejects “Manifest Abuse of the Eminent Domain Power”, New York Law Journal, December 29, 2016.
- United States Supreme Court to Review “Parcel as a Whole” Concept, 30 Municipal Lawyer 1, New York State Bar Association (Winter/Spring 2016); reprinted in 44 N.Y. Real Property Law Journal 4, New York State Bar Association (Fall 2016).
- Tax Certiorari: Recent Appellate Division Split in Interpreting New York Real Property Tax Law § 727(1), 29 Municipal Lawyer 2, New York State Bar Association (Spring/Summer 2015); reprinted in 43 N.Y. Real Property Law Journal 3, New York State Bar Association (Summer/Fall 2015).
- Condemnation: Duty to Disclose Condemnation Information in a Transaction?, New York Law Journal, January 3, 2014.
- Condemnation: Are Exercised Options Evidence of Value?, New York Law Journal, November 12, 2013.
- Matter of Sagres 9, LLC v. State, 164 A.D.3d 903 (2d Dep’t 2018).
- Matter of Sagres 9, LLC v. State, 164 A.D.3d 906 (2d Dep’t 2018).
- Town of Hempstead v. AJM Capital II, LLC, 130 A.D.3d 607 (2d Dep’t 2015).
- Matter of the City of New York [Beach 46th Street], Index No. 10860/2012 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Queens Co. 2013).