Dan Weiss is a litigator with deep experience in disputes involving complex financial arrangements, corporate transactions, and high-value real-estate assets.
His experience includes leading the representations of financial institutions, REITs, securities issuers, real-estate developers, and national consumer brands in cases involving matters of company-wide materiality. He has successfully tried multiple cases and arbitrations to verdict or award and has argued and won dozens of pre-trial victories for clients on dispositive motions.
Businesses across several industries engage Mr. Weiss to handle their most important matters. He has defended multiple clients in cases challenging multi-billion dollar corporate transactions, such as mergers and leveraged buyouts; represented REITs and real-estate developers in disputes involving high-value portfolios and assets, such as disputed appraisals, rent resets, joint venture conflicts, rights of first offer, and reciprocal easement agreements; defended financial institutions in relation to claims involving the handling of institutional client investments; and pursued and defended against claims involving alleged financial misstatements and audit failures.
During his career, Mr. Weiss has tried cases to verdict or award in several state and federal courts and before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.
A pro bono advocate, Mr. Weiss’s practice includes federal court representations in civil rights matters and multiple appeals in the Seventh Circuit. Several of his pro bono matters have involved the rights of persons civilly committed in Illinois.
A partner in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice, he also chairs the Real Estate Litigation and Counseling subcommittee, and co-chairs the firm's Investment Committee.