Daniel joined Mullavey, Prout, Grenley & Foe, LLP in 2010 focusing on litigation, construction, insurance, maritime, employment, and general business and corporate matters.
Daniel handles a wide variety of litigated matters in state and federal courts, and arbitration. Daniel frequently litigates disputes among members and shareholders in closely held businesses, property and neighbor disputes including quiet title and adverse possession, general maritime and Jones Act claims, contract, insurance, construction, commercial eviction, property damage, estate and probate matters, and general commercial litigation. In his litigation practice Daniel recognizes the need to approach disputes in a judicious matter, seeking quick resolution pursuant to mediation or alternative dispute resolution where appropriate.
Daniel represents both homeowners and contractors in a broad range of construction matters. His practice includes the drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, and the representation of both homeowners and contractors in construction litigation. Daniel regularly assists contractors in the collection of unpaid bills, and homeowners in claims against contractors for defective construction.
Daniel regularly assists businesses and individuals who have been wrongfully denied coverage by their insurers. This includes providing coverage opinions, contesting denials of coverage, and the preparation and filing of complaints arising under the Washington Insurance Fair Conduct Act, Ch. 48.30, RCW in state and federal court. Daniel has obtained coverage for clients who had been previously denied coverage under a variety of first- and third-party insurance contracts, including homeowner's policies, vehicle policies, commercial general liability policies, and life insurance policies. Daniel's insurance practice also includes providing advice pertaining to protection and indemnity and hull pools and assigned risk plans, as well as the analysis of insurance policies for issues related to the extent and scope of coverage.
Daniel’s maritime practice incorporates the preparation and review of maritime agreements including crew contracts, charter agreements, and protection and indemnity and hull pool procedures and bylaws. Daniel also provides general advice with respect to maritime insurance matters, including those arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, 33 U.S. Code Chapter 18. Daniel’s litigation practice includes the litigation maritime disputes, injury, and wage claims.
Employment law is a complex area for both employees and employers. On the employer side, Daniel assists employers with navigating the complex web of rules and regulations that govern their relationships with their employees. Daniel regularly drafts employment manuals, employment contracts, and non-competition/non-solicitation contracts. In addition, Daniel has helped employers enforce their rights against employees engaged in unfair and unlawful competition, including bringing cases on behalf of businesses to enforce non-competition/non-solicitation contracts, and to enjoin violations of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the common law duties of employee loyalty and good faith. Daniel also assists employees who have been treated unfairly. Daniel represents seamen in claims for unpaid wages and negotiates severance agreements for employees whose jobs were unfairly terminated.
Daniel represents businesses in general commercial matters, including business entity formation, commercial contract review, drafting and negotiation, preparation of corporate documents and policies including buy-sell agreements and shareholder agreements, transactions, corporate governance and fiduciary issues, and general commercial litigation.