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, Commissioner
  • 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
  • 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”)
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