Dan is the managing member of his firm where he handles transactional and litigation cases involving real estate, finance, business formations & transfers and landlord & tenant matters. He lectures at numerous business events on these topics, presents at Pace Law School and is accredited as a continuing education instructor.Daniel graduated from the University of Hartford (magna cum laude) with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Sociology and Criminal Justice. At the time of graduation, he was ranked number one in both departments and recognized by the faculty as the most outstanding graduate. Daniel then attended Brooklyn Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor.
As an undergraduate, he was employed by the Office of the Bronx District Attorney and subsequently by the United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York. Daniel spent the majority of his time at these positions assisting New York State and the United States Government in the prosecution of felony cases and with investigations under the RICO statutes involving major gangs and their affiliates. Daniel was predominantly assigned to trial preparation work and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Department of Justice for his efforts.
Daniel began his legal career as an associate with Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP in Scarsdale, New York. At Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP, he gained experience working on a host of real property cases and real estate closings. He was also exposed to a wide variety of criminal defense cases and estate plans. During this time, Daniel founded and developed a real estate brokerage company. Following his tenure in Scarsdale, he joined Quinn & Associates in Yorktown Heights, New York where he continued to gain experience at a true general practice law firm. Shortly thereafter, Daniel co-founded Quinn, Bock & Tota, PLLC the predecessor of Durante, Bock & Tota, PLLC.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Licensed Real Estate Instructor
Licensed Title Insurance Agent
Daniel is happily married and has 3 sons. He and his wife were also born and raised locally.