Dan Siegel is Group Leader of Sands Anderson’s Government practice group, the largest and most experienced governmental law practice group in the Commonwealth. Dan also serves as county attorney for a number of counties and as counsel to special authorities throughout Virginia. In his over thirty 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 special tax districts, economic development, non-profit financing and municipal finance.
Dan has served as bond counsel in over 1,500 tax-exempt financings totaling over $4 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, school districts, 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 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.
AV® Rated for Knowledge and Ethics Martindale-Hubbell
Virginia Law Foundation Fellows Class of 2017
"Best Lawyers in America®" 2010 - 2021
Virginia Business magazine "Legal Elite" in Business Law 2014 - 2020
Distinguished Community Service Award, Jewish Community Federation of Richmond 2015
University of Virginia B.A., magna cum laude
University of Virginia J.D.
Dan lectures frequently on: - Special Tax Districts in Virginia
- Infrastructure Financing
- Economic Development
- Legal Ethics for Land Use Lawyers
Virginia Association of Counties
Virginia Municipal League
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
American Bar Association, Sections on Taxation, State and Local Government, and Business Law
Richmond Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association, Sections on Taxation, Local Government, and Business Law
Beth Sholom Lifecare Community Corporation Immediate Past Chairman
Special Olympics of Virginia General Counsel
Jewish Community Federation of Richmond Past President