Education

University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2003

University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, cum laude, 2000



Practice Areas

Construction
Real Estate
Trusts & Estates



Bar Admissions

State Bar of California
Daniel J. Nevis
Partner
   djnevis@millermorton.com    |   (408) 292-1765



Biography

Partner Daniel Nevis maintains a diverse transactional practice representing developers, land owners, general contractors, small businesses and families in all phases of acquisition, entitlement, development, construction and land use issues, as well as commercial and residential leasing, business entity formation and corporate management.

Daniel also has extensive experience representing individuals, families and trustees through all aspects of estate planning and trust administration, including preparation of trusts and wills, conservatorships, financial planning, fiduciary compliance and probate.

Daniel’s common sense approach to addressing his clients’ estate and business needs stems from more than a decade of experience as a litigator. Daniel still enjoys an active litigation practice, handling all matters for his clients including construction impact and delay claims, construction defects, lease disputes, ADA and Unruh Act compliance and commercial business disputes.





Affiliations
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Federal Practice Committee




Representative Experience
  • Represented developer in acquisition, financing and entitlement of 70 acre residential subdivision in Pacifica, CA
  • Represented multi-national company in sale and environmental remediation of undeveloped land in Bay Area, CA
  • Represented multi-national company in sale and environmental remediation of undeveloped land in Bay Area, CA
  • Represent numerous owners in sales of multi-million dollar commercial properties in Northern California
  • Represent numerous owners in financing of commercial and multi-family properties in Northern California
  • Represent numerous multi-family and commercial property owners in preparing and negotiating commercial and residential leases
  • Represent numerous multi-family and commercial property owners with Federal and state law ADA, zoning, and environmental compliance
  • Prosecuted multiple construction defect litigations in both binding arbitration and state court for one of the largest California-based multi-family and commercial property owners, resulting in more than $35 million settlements for the client
  • Represented national general contractor in a multi-state, $15 million claim dispute, resulting in successful settlement for client
  • Represented general contractor in a $10 million delay and claim dispute, resulting in successful award for client in binding arbitration
  • Represented general contractor in a $1 million change order dispute, resulting in successful jury verdict for client
  • Defended developer in a $500,000 indemnity and fraud dispute, resulting in complete defense of client in binding arbitration




Articles




Speaking Events




Publications
The Importance of ADA Compliance for Commercial Property Owners, Western Real Estate Business, June 2015



Honors and Awards