Dan Bane is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office.

Areas of Practice

Dan’s practice focuses on general business litigation with an emphasis on land use litigation, real estate litigation, business torts/contracts, intellectual property, and litigation involving internet usage. Dan handles all aspects of litigation, including administrative, trial court, and appellate proceedings in both state and federal courts.

Dan’s  transactional experience includes counseling clients regarding intellectual property rights, environmental compliance issues, water rights, and the reuse of real property.

Commercial Litigation

Dan’s commercial litigation practice encompasses contract disputes, shareholder derivative actions, unfair business practice claims, real estate disputes, intellectual property disputes, and internet usage.

Currently, Dan represents a variety of businesses and individuals in both bringing and defending in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters.

Land Use Litigation

Dan represents a variety of large and small businesses, public agencies, property owners, developers, and other private parties involving compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) , the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), the Endangered Species Act, the California Coastal Act, the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act, the Subdivision Map Act, the Mitigation Fee Act, the Ralph M. Brown Act, the California Public  Records Act, and other State and local development and environmental regulations.

Dan also handles matters involving easement disputes and defends property owners in response to eminent domain actions.  



Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016-2019



  • "Doing Mixed-Use Right By Avoiding The Legal Pitfalls," California Real Estate Journal, Summer 2008.

Climate Change & Clean Technology Law Blog Articles

Real Estate, Land Use & Environmental Law Blog Articles

Speaking Engagements

  • SB 375: Lion or Mouse? Orange County, May 2009



Member of the San Clemente City Council and serving as Mayor in 2020

Member, Orange County Bar Association

Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Mr. Bane served as a member of the City of San Clemente Planning Commission and General Plan Advisory Committee

Member, Urban Land Institute

Member, International Council of Shopping Centers


J.D., Pepperdine University, 2007, National Order of the Barristers; Pepperdine Moot Court Board Chair; member, National Champion and International semi-finalist team at the 2005 Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition; member, 1st place oral advocacy team at the 2007 Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot

B.A., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2003, magna cum laude


  • Extern for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.


  • United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California.
  • California
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