Daniel L. Gold has almost 15 years of professional liability experience. He represents clients across a broad range of industries, including accountants, insurance agents and brokers, lawyers, professional services firms, business consultants, bankruptcy trustees, creditors, landlords, banks, hedge fund administrators, and insurance companies. Dan has overseen matters involving the sale of residential and non-residential property, the sale of businesses, commercial lease negotiation, errors and omissions (E&O) claims, the defense and prosecution of directors and officers, and the closing of operations at commercial properties. In addition, he has handled all aspects of bankruptcy, lien actions, construction litigation, and collection actions. He has also overseen the negotiations and litigation of employment agreements for corporations and senior executives, as well as premium payments on behalf of insurers and administrative rent payments on behalf of commercial landlords.

Dan develops a custom strategy for each new matter — identifying all potential legal challenges and the best way to defend them as he crafts his argument for court. In both state and federal court, Dan has negotiated cash collateral and debtor-in-possession financing issues, as well as plans of reorganization and liquidation. He has experience counseling financial institutions and professional services firms dealing with bankruptcy litigation, and also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul G. Hyman Jr. in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Dan also utilizes his bankruptcy law experience to counsel young adults in college and high school about credit management skills and the consequences of abusing credit.

Representative Matters
  • Defended a law firm in a case arising out of a real estate transaction based on allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and conversion; negotiated a settlement that included representations that the firm had no liability to the plaintiff
  • Defended a law firm in a case arising out of real estate transactions based on allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, civil theft, aiding and abetting fraudulent transfers, and negligence; obtained dismissal of three counts, and negotiated settlement of remaining claims
  • Defended a law firm in a case arising out of real estate transaction based on allegations of negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and aiding and abetting fraudulent transfers; negotiated favorable settlement of all claims
  • Defended a law firm that represented opposing party in litigation stemming from failed mining transactions; obtained consensual withdrawal of all claims after filing motion to dismiss
  • Prosecuted breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary, and aiding and abetting fraudulent transfer claims against law firm that advised bankrupt fuel supplier in scheme to defraud United States government in fraudulent surcharge scheme
  • Liquidated law firm for bankruptcy trustee; sued to collect accounts receivable, pursued various preference and fraudulent transfer claims
  • Defended law in Ponzi scheme case on claims brought by trustee for breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting fraudulent transfers, fraud, and gross and negligence
  • Defended a law firm in preference action brought by bankruptcy trustee; negotiated favorable settlement
  • Represented multi-location furniture retailer in going-out-of-business sales; negotiated sales with purchasers, lease issues with landlords, municipal regulators, and city officials, and counseled seller on related employee issues
  • Continued representation of various large construction companies and their assignees in the bankruptcy and sale of a Las Vegas casino, including prosecuting more than $200 million of mechanic’s lien rights in multiple courts
  • Defended an insurance broker in high exposure case involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, and negligence regarding procurement of insurance coverage for a regional lumber company
  • Defended a public adjuster in multiple negligence and misrepresentation actions
  • Defended an insurance agent in subrogation case by carrier
  • Defended a title agent in action by purchasers of high priced residential property regarding adequacy of disclosure of encumbrance in title report
  • Defended a title agent regarding disposition of funds in disputed escrow account
  • Represented seller of interests for multiple LLCs that owned and operated various nightclubs and entertainment venues
  • Represented seller in sale and liquidation of tile, stone, and home finishing products in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, covering 4 locations
  • Represented developer of condo-hotel in action to preserve development rights and avoid foreclosure by secured lender
  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in sale of 134 retail locations to secured creditors in hearing aid seller’s bankruptcy case
  • Represented seller of home spas in sale of substantially all of its assets
  • Represented owner/operator in workout and restructuring of debt related to ownership of motel
  • Represented debt-holders in negotiation of collection action related to remodeling large hotel
Honors
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, 2018–19
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009–10, 2012–14
Professional Affiliations
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
  •       Former Director, 2010–13
  •       Judicial Liaison Committee
  •       Pro Bono Committee
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
Community Involvement
  • CARE Program Volunteer
Admitted to Practice
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Education
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2003
  • University of New Mexico, M.A., 2000
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude 1992

 

Publications/Presentations
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments in Fraudulent Transfer Law,” The Knowledge Group, April 6, 2016