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Dan O’Callaghan | Partner


Tel: 608.888.1685

Dan’s practice focuses on transactional real estate, real estate development, land use and zoning law.  Individual investors, developers, financial institutions, municipalities and nonprofits rely on Dan for assistance in negotiating complex real estate transactions, obtaining land use approvals and facilitating public-private partnerships.  Municipal governments turn to Dan for guidance on planning and zoning law issues. He has a deep knowledge of urban planning and is a former member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Prior to earning his law degree, Dan built his knowledge of real estate development, urban planning and municipal government through his work at the Milwaukee Department of City Development.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Land Use and Zoning Law

  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

  • Commercial Leasing

  • Tax Incremental Financing

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Law Foundation, Fellow, 2016-Present

  • Urban League of Greater Madison, Board of Directors, 2012-Present

  • Community Justice, Inc., Board of Directors, 2012-Present (president)

  • Downtown Madison, Inc., Economic Development Committee, 2010-Present

  • City of Madison Community Development Block Grant Committee, 2008-2020 (past chair)

  • Dane County Housing Authority, Board of Commissioners, 2008-Present (chair)

  • Legal Action of Wisconsin, Board of Directors, 2012-2015

  • Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin, Board of Directors, 2013-2015

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2005-Present

  • Wisconsin Bar Association, Member, 2005-Present

  • Dane County Bar Association, Member, 2005-Present

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Member, 2002-2018

Honors & Recognitions

  • Pro Bono Honor Society, State Bar of Wisconsin 2014-2019

  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2012

  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Dane County Bar Association, 2011

  • In Business Magazine®, Executive Register


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2005

  • B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2001



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