Daniel J. Welsh

Daniel J. Welsh

Daniel J. Welsh

Tel: 314.991.4999
Fax:  314.872.0363
Email: dwelsh@summerscomptonwells.com
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Practice Description

Dan Welsh focuses his practice on the resolution of complex business disputes as well as on the representation of the interests of owners and developers of commercial real estate. Dan has particularly extensive experience in handling the unique and diverse operational issues that typically confront mature shopping centers. Irrespective of the issue, Dan employs a direct and highly practical approach that is designed to maximize the economic result for the client. As a result, Dan is trusted by owners and developers of all sizes to assist with matters that range from routine day-to-day problem solving to complex, high-stakes litigation.

Dan’s clients benefit from his unique experience in BOTH the transactional side of things as well as in litigation and dispute resolution. His experience as a seasoned litigator enables him to assist in structuring deals that are designed to avoid disputes, but also designed to withstand scrutiny in the event that a dispute is unavoidable. Likewise, in the unfortunate event that an owner/developer must resort to litigation for one reason or another, Dan’s unique perspective and experience at all levels enables him to maximize the chances for accomplishing cost-efficient and satisfying results.

In addition to his real estate and development practice, Dan spends quite a bit of time handling general complex commercial and business litigation, serving as attorney for trustee in complex bankruptcy matters and protecting the interests of the entrepreneurial, start-up client.  In addition, Dan also represents the interests of select contractors and design professionals in all phases of their operations.  Dan also represents several local lending institutions, and has an active sports and entertainment law practice. Dan is the co-head of the firm’s litigation department and a member of the firm’s management committee.

Practice Areas


  • Miami of Ohio (B.A., 1997)
  • St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • Western District of Missouri
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Missouri Growth Association (MGA)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Sports Lawyer’s Association (SLA)
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • Rule 17 Mediator

Community & Civic Involvement

  • Board Member, City of Ladue Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Volunteer Lawyer’s and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA)

Awards & Recognition

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Top Settlements in the State of Missouri, 2014.  HCW Development Company, LLC v. Chicago Title Insurance Company, et. al.  Cause Number  11SL-CC04364.  Ranked the #3 settlement in the State of Missouri for the year 2014, with settlement valued at $91,500,000.
  • Missouri Kansas Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015


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