Daniel A. "Dan" Schwartz

Daniel A. "Dan" Schwartz


Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Recognized since 2008

West Orange, New Jersey

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Health Care Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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Daniel A. Schwartz currently serves as the Chair of Strategic Planning and Development for the firm. In this role, he combines his experience in firm leadership and his strong financial, operational and management background to oversee the largest project in the firm’s history – the custom design and build-out of the firm’s new 110,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters.

Previously, Dan served for six years as the first full-time Managing Member of the firm. During his tenure, he led the firm through tremendous growth in revenue, headcount and geographic footprint – expanding its New York presence and recruiting dozens of well-respected attorneys across the firm’s practices, as well as strategically adding new practices in furtherance of the firm’s commitment to anticipating client needs and serving as a fully integrated business advisor.

Dan led CSG Law’s transition to a corporate management model – formalizing practice groups, firm leadership and key committees – and empowered the next generation of firm leaders with responsibilities and roles commensurate with their skills, talents and futures with the firm. Under his leadership, the firm leveraged these attorneys’ extensive backgrounds as a platform from which to proactively develop key additions to its array of practice and industry groups in an ever-changing legal marketplace. In addition, he recruited top-level administrative talent, developing a C-suite of leaders to support the firm and provide the tools necessary for continued growth.

Recognizing the organizational value that diversity brings to bear, the firm also doubled down on its commitment to workplace inclusivity under his leadership – formalizing its Diversity & Inclusion Committee in support of the recruitment, development and retention of minority attorneys and professional staff, as well as expanding an already active Women’s Initiative program charged with equipping the firm’s women attorneys with the resources needed to succeed in their careers, communities and lives.

In addition to his devotion to the firm’s clients and employees, Dan also committed to giving back to the community. The firm’s employees have been empowered to lead charitable projects and champion meaningful causes – both internally and externally – for organizations throughout the region.

A corporate attorney by practice, Dan joined the firm as an Associate in 1983 and quickly progressed through the ranks – becoming a Member in 1984 and Chair of CSG’s Corporate & Securities Practice in 1998. Throughout his career, he has been recognized as a leading corporate, healthcare and mergers & acquisitions lawyer by such organizations as The Best Lawyers in America®, New Jersey Super Lawyers and Chambers USA.

Dan’s illustrious career as an accomplished attorney and business leader in New Jersey has earned him a place in the NJBIZ Power 100, Power Law 50 and Icon Honors lists.

Dan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School. While at Columbia, Dan was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as the writing and research editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. He earned an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Location

  • One Boland Drive
    West Orange, NJ 07052

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Health Care Law

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