Phone: (804) 783-7219
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 
 
 
Dan Siegel is leader of our Government group, the largest and most experienced governmental law practice group in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Dan also serves as county attorney for a host of counties and special authorities throughout Virginia.  With over twenty years of law practice, he has developed a keen understanding of the wide variety of legal issues affecting governments.  Some of these include such issues as growth management, economic development, and municipal finance.

Dan has served as bond counsel in over 1000 tax-exempt financings totaling over $3 billion for economic development, utilities, healthcare, housing, traditional governmental, non-profit, university and other educational facilities.  He has also represented underwriters, banks, authorities, cities, towns, counties and private users in financings.  His broad understanding of the problems facing governments makes his involvement in financings especially unique.

Dan is the author of the Virginia Small Business Financing Act, which created a statewide issuer for Virginia economic development needs.  As the initial bond counsel to the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority, Dan worked on hundreds of economic development financings and structured the nation's first multi-jurisdictional umbrella bond financing.

He recently authored Chapters on "Borrowing" and "Budget" for the 7th Edition of the Virginia County Supervisors Manual. He has authored a chapter in the Handbook of Virginia Local Government Law on "Special Assessments and Taxing Districts in Virginia" and co-authored an article entitled "Nuances of Real Estate Acquisitions and Conveyances by Local Governments" published in the Journal of Local Government Law.

Dan lectures frequently on topics ranging from Special Tax Districts in Virginia, Growth Management, and Economic Development to Legal Ethics for Land Use Lawyers.

He is active in local government organizations such as the Virginia Association of Counties, Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Virginia Municipal League and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.  Dan is well known for his creative and problem-solving approach to issues presented by his clients.

Dan also serves as Chairman of Beth Sholom Lifecare Community Corporation, the governing body of  an organization providing services for assisted living, skilled care nursing, independent senior living, rehabilitation and  adult daycare  facilities for senior adults in Central Virginia.   He acts as General Counsel for Special Olympics of Virginia. He is a past president the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and various other community organizations. Dan is listed in Best Lawyers in America and in the 2006-2011 Virginia Super Lawyers and has been listed by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia's "Legal Elite".

He is an active runner and hiker, and recently has been certified for PADI scuba diving.


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■ Quick Facts

 
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell 

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1975, magna cum laude
J.D., University of Virginia, 1978

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association - Section on Taxation, State and Local
  • Government, and Business Law
  • Virginia Bar Association - Sections on Taxation, Local Government and Business Law
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar

 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

■ Quick Facts

 
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell 

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1975, magna cum laude
J.D., University of Virginia, 1978

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Texas

Professional Affiliations

  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association - Section on Taxation, State and Local
  • Government, and Business Law
  • Virginia Bar Association - Sections on Taxation, Local Government and Business Law
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar

 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.