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Daniel M. Wilson
Shareholder
PROFILE
EXPERIENCE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Daniel's Profile

Daniel is the Managing Shareholder of Maynard Cooper’s Washington, D.C. and Huntsville, Alabama offices and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Governmental and Regulatory Affairs and Real Estate Practice Groups.

His practice is concentrated in the following areas, with a particular emphasis on technology and advanced manufacturing companies, specifically firearms manufacturers:

Government Relations

  • Represents and advises private companies on federal and state governmental matters
  • Advises clients on the establishment and maintenance of federal Political Action Committees
  • Advises campaigns on the organization and maintenance of federal campaign organizations

Economic Development and Public Incentives

  • Advises clients in connection with the relocation or expansion of operations utilizing state and local economic development incentives, including economic development grants, training and recruiting incentives, tax abatements and credits, and the structuring of capital and job commitments and recaptures

Commercial Development and Financing

  • Represents developers and private users in the acquisition, construction, leasing, financing and development of commercial office buildings, commercial, residential and resort condominiums, manufacturing facilities, research projects, warehouse and industrial projects, including industrial development tax abatements and industrial site grants
  • Specializes in the structuring of “public/private” developments in downtown urban areas
  • Regularly advises clients on ownership and equity structure, financing, leasing, construction, land use planning, zoning, title, permitting and subdivision issues
  • Represents lenders in all types of commercial lending, including asset-based lines of credit, real estate development and construction, letter of credit financing, tax incentives, industrial development financing, leveraged leasing, and government contract financing

Daniel's Experience

  • Represented national firearms manufacturer in the negotiation of incentive agreements with the State of Alabama and local authorities in connection with a $110,000,000 acquisition and redevelopment of an 850,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Representing California-based developer in connection with the development of a $250,000,000 mixed-used commercial, hotel and residential project in Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, Alabama, including a 4-Star national hotel. The project involves a 100 acre site with a 10 acre lake, and includes an Intermodal Transportation Facility owned and operated by the City of Huntsville, and funded through the Federal Transportation Administration. The hotel component of the project will include 64 residential condominiums; the first condo-hotel in the state of Alabama. Project opened on November 1, 2007
  • Representing large international automobile manufacturer in connection with all aspects of the development and expansion of a $500,000,000 engine facility, including negotiation of all state and local incentives. Completion of the Phase II expansion was finalized in 2006
  • Representing developer in connection with the structuring and financing of a $45,000,000 lake front resort development in Guntersville, Alabama, including all environmental permits associated with the creation of additional lake front lots. Currently under construction
  • Representing developer in connection with the development and construction of a downtown commercial office building in Big Spring Park, Huntsville, Alabama (the first commercial development in the Park), including negotiation of the development agreement with the City of Huntsville for additional phases to include an 8-story residential condominium component. Commercial office building component of the project opened in August 2006
  • Representing developer in all aspects of the development, construction and financing of a twin commercial office building development of Wastar Aerospace Corporation in Cummings Research Park, Huntsville, Alabama. Phase II currently under construction
  • Representing developer in connection with the continued development of New Urbanism Development in Huntsville, Alabama, which includes retail, hotel, upper-end residential and upscale residential condominium components. Currently negotiating for a second hotel user and negotiating construction aspects of two additional commercial office buildings
  • Representing owner in connection with the development of an approximately $150,000,000 beach-front convention center in Panama City Beach, Florida

Daniel's Awards

  • Yellowhammer News 2018 Power & Influence 50,  One of the Most Powerful and Influential People in North Alabama
  • Chambers USA, Leading Practitioner in Real Estate (2015 – present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Government Relations Law and Real Estate Law (2008-present)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Real Estate (2016-present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Real Estate and Securities & Corporate Finance Law (2010-2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating

Daniel's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar
  • Appointed by Governor Bob Riley to the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission (U.S. Space and Rocket Center)
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama, Florida
EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University Law School (1987, J.D.)

Auburn University (1984, B.S.)

April 30, 2019
Maynard Cooper & Gale Listed As Top Lobbying Firm By Bloomberg Government
Maynard Cooper & Gale recently was recognized in the top six lobbying/law firms nationally in Bloomberg Government’s 2018 Top-Performing Lobbying Firms report. The...
May 1, 2019
39 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys And 8 Practice Groups Receive Recognition In The 2019 Chambers USA Guide
Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is pleased to announce that 39 of its attorneys and eight of its practice groups have received high marks in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, the industry’s most respected legal rankings publicat...
October 16, 2018
DANIEL WILSON RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN NORTH ALABAMA BY YELLOWHAMMER NEWS
Huntsville, AL. Maynard Cooper's Daniel Wilson has been recognized by Yellowhammer News as one of Northern Alabama's most powerful and influential leaders in...
November 9, 2018
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN RECENT U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS” AND SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, L...
March 29, 2018
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE EARNS HIGH RANKINGS IN THE 2018 CHAMBERS USA, AMERICA’S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that the firm and many of its attorneys have earned distinguished rankings in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the highly respected referral directory of the...
August 15, 2018
116 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2019 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in...