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Daniel E. Kleinman


Dan’s practice is focused on real estate matters with special emphasis on land use law including zoning, subdivision, wetlands and related regulations. He has represented major New England and national real estate developers, construction companies, gasoline retailers and national drug store retailers on land use matters as well as the acquisition, development and financing of commercial office projects, shopping centers, residential subdivisions and planned unit and condominium developments, including end sales on behalf of developers. Throughout his career, Dan has continuously been recognized as a top rated lawyer in land use and zoning, an honor given by his peers and coworkers through American Lawyer Media, Martindale-Hubbel, and more.

In addition to his real estate practice, Dan serves as Board Chair and Legal Counsel to the PGA TOUR’s Travelers Championship. Over the years, he has negotiated agreements with the PGA TOUR as well as Title Sponsor agreements with Canon USA, Buick and Travelers and has been a speaker at Connecticut Bar Association CLE and Section meetings on the subject of drafting and negotiating title sponsor agreements.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2013-Present)
  • Levy & Droney, P.C.
    • Principal & Managing Director (1987-2012)
  • Stoner, Gross, Chorches, Lapuk and Kleinman
    • Partner (1981-1987)
  • Kleinman, O'Neill, Steinberg & Lapuk
    • Associate and Partner (1969-1981)

Honors & Awards

  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbel, Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use And Zoning
  • Greater Hartford’s Top Attorney’s in Land Use Law
  • Hartford Jewish Federation, Young Leadership Award Recipient
  • Jaycees International Senator

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Beth El Temple of West Hartford, Co-Chair 50th Anniversary, Trustee, Past President
  • Farmington Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Farmington Democratic Town Committee, Member
  • Farmington Economic Development Commission, Vice Chairman
  • Farmington Village Green and Library Association, Past Trustee
  • Friends of Harvard Tennis, Board Member
  • Harvard Club of Northern Connecticut, Past Chair Schools Committee
  • Travelers Championship Board of Directors, Chairman
  • Union School PTO, Past President

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Planning and Zoning Executive Committee Member
  • Executive Committee, Planning and Zoning and Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Hartford County Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut, 1969
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States Supreme Court

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Connecticut Bar Association Seminar on Sports and Entertainment Law (“Negotiating and Drafting of Title Sponsorship Agreements”)

News & Insight


Executive Orders in Connecticut Suspend and Modify Public Hearing Procedures

March 27, 2020

Governor Lamont has issued two Executive Orders relating to public agency meetings, Executive Order 7B, which allows public agency meetings to be held by video conference or conference call, and Executive Order 71, which suspends and modifies notice proced…

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Hinckley, Allen & Snyder Expands Practice in Hartford with the Addition of Levy & Droney Attorneys

January 2, 2013

Hinckley, Allen & Snyder announced today that more than a dozen lawyers from Levy & Droney, P.C. have joined its Hartford office effective January 1, 2013.The former Levy & Droney attorneys bring to Hinckley Allen significant expertise and years of experie…

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Miss Porter’s School - Master Plan of Development

Miss Porter’s School is a secondary school in Farmington, Connecticut founded in 1843, with a mission of educating young women to shape the world in which they live.The firm has worked collaboratively with the Town’s Historic District Commission, Inlan…

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Hoffman Auto Mall- Zoning Regulations

The Hoffman Group of auto dealerships is one of the oldest and largest in the state and has been involved in frequent modernization and growth of its business over the years. The East Hartford, CT dealership, located on almost ten (10) acres, is home to fi…

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West Hartford Housing Authority - Plant Low Income Housing Addition

In the 1980’s, the West Hartford Housing Authority, a quasi-public entity, converted the former Plant Junior High School to ninety-five (95) units of elderly housing.In 2008, we represented the Authority to expand the building to accommodate forty-two (4…

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West Hartford Housing Authority – Market Rate and Work Force Housing

The West Hartford Housing Authority is a quasi-public entity whose mission is to create and preserve housing opportunities in the Greater West Hartford region and help residents to maintain their independence.This project involved applications for a zone c…

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Hinckley Allen Helps St. Francis Hospital Secure Zoning Needed for $26.5 Million Hartford Orthopedic Center

Hinckley Allen represented St. Francis Hospital in successfully securing the zoning amendment and zone change required for a $26.5 million, 33,000-square-foot outpatient orthopedic center in Hartford. This Ambulatory Surgery Center will offer knee, hip and…

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