Daniel A. Staeven

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Location: Annapolis Office
Phone: 202-381-1261
Fax: 888-235-8405
Email: Contact Us

Dan has spent his career working with distressed individuals and businesses. His insolvency-based practice does workouts, restructuring, negotiations, and bankruptcy for consumers and entities. Dan also works on real estate transactions representing the buyer or banking institution in a property transaction or properties in distress. The experience and knowledge of dealing with loan documents supports all different kinds of parties to a transaction.

Dan’s practice has intersected many times in federal tax and state tax areas. Dan regularly files bankruptcy cases for individuals to work with tax debt. These workouts take many forms and one size does not fit all. It is Dan’s experience to craft a resolution for each individual case.
Dan has been on the cutting edge of the new small business bankruptcy law practice. He has filed many cases in Maryland and the District of Columbia under Chapter 11, Subchapter V, and recently had 2 cases in 2021 confirmed under consensual plans.

Areas of Practice

  • 35% Tax Controversy
  • 25% Bankruptcy
  • 20% Lititgation
  • 20% Transactions

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2001
  • District of Columbia, 2019
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2005
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2019
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2021


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Business Law Review, Associate Articles Editor and Articles Editor, 2002 – 2004
  • The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
    • B.S. magna cum laude – 2001
    • Major: Business Management

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar Association, 2019 – Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, January 2020
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association- Maryland- Greenbelt Chapter, January 2020
  • Maryland State Bar Association, February 2020
  • American Bar Association, February 2020
  • Virginia Bar Association, May 2021
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, January 2022


  • Delta Sigma Pi