Daniel Klaff 

 

 

 

 

dklaff@att-law.com
312.491.4405

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PRACTICE AREAS:
Affordable Housing & Community
Development Finance
Tax Credit Finance & Syndication
Commercial Real Estate

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.
Judicial Clerk, Hon. Milton I. Shadur,
United States District Court,
Northern District of Illinois
Skadden Fellow,
Business and Professional People
for the Public Interest (BPI)

ADMISSION TO PRACTICE:
State of Illinois
United States District Court
Northern District, Illinois

EDUCATION:
Harvard Law School, J.D.
Cornell University
School of Industrial and Labor Relations,
B.S. with honors

Daniel B. Klaff

Dan joined Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen in 2011. He focuses his practice on affordable housing and community development. Dan’s practice includes the representation of developers, lenders and investors involved with projects which utilize the syndication of low-income housing tax credits and other forms of government financing.

Prior to joining the firm, Dan worked as a Skadden Fellow at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (“BPI”), a premier public-interest organization. His work there included legal, policy and advocacy efforts to address the foreclosure crisis and affordable housing shortage in Illinois. As part of that work, he helped pass an aggressive state law intended to help municipalities around the state better address the foreclosure crisis. Dan also worked closely with municipalities and community groups to implement that law and other solutions to foreclosure crisis.

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
  • Board Member, American Jewish Committee
    • Co-Chair, ACCESS Young Professionals, Co-Chair
  • Associate Board Member, Thresholds
  • Co-Founder, First 10: Public Interest Lawyers Network

HONORS & AWARDS:

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
  • Harvard Ames Moot Court Finalist

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Co-Author, “How Can Municipalities Confront the Vacant Property Challenge?” Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (2010).
  • Author, “Debiasing and Bidirectional Bias: Cognitive Failure in Mandatory Employment Arbitration,” HARVARD NEGOTIATION LAW REVIEW (2010).
  • “Recent Development: The Pension Protection Act of 2006: Reforming the Defined Benefit Pension System,” Harvard Journal on Legislation (2007).
  • “Evaluating Work: Enforcing Occupational Safety and Health Standards in the United States, Canada and Sweden,” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor & Employment Law (2005).