| Despite the diversity of his practice, Daniel Schiffman is among the most experienced and studied commercial gaming lawyers in New York State. He is highly regarded in that strictly regulated industry, and is an active member of the invitational International Masters of Gaming Law www.gaminglawmasters.com
In practice since 1962, Dan continues to build an enviable reputation as a commercial litigator, negotiator and business advisor, and has been appointed as a trusted guardian ad litem, court evaluator, mediator, special master, referee and receiver. Some of his writings and participation in continuing legal education programs are referred to below. His recognition in The Best Lawyers in America is an unusual distinction for a solo practitioner who limits client intake to his personal workload. Some examples of his work are shown under the "case history" tab in his profile at www.bestlawyers.com/lawyers/daniel_schiffman He has also been designated as a Superlawyer, enjoys a long-standing Martindale-Hubbell av (pre-eminent) rating and a biographical listing in Who's Who in America.
Other fields in which he has worked include Advertising, Aviation, Governmental Economic Development, Labor Relations, Audio Recording, TV and Motion Picture Production and Post-Production, Probate and Estate Administration, Real Property, Judgment Enforcement, Workouts, Mental Hygiene, Fine Art, Entertainment, Corporate Governance (Business and Not-for-profit), Photography, Periodical Publishing, and Information Technology.
As a former professional musician, Dan's civic activities gravitate toward support of the arts and encouragement of young people. He served long terms as Legal Advisor to the New York City Junior Chamber of Commerce, as an Officer and Trustee of the American Symphony Orchestra, and as Music Chairman, a Governor and an Officer of the National Arts Club. On the commercial side, he remains Founding President and Executive Producer of the award-winning label Cala Records.
Born New York, N.Y., November 7, 1932; admitted to bar, 1962, New York; 1966, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1975, U.S. Supreme Court; 1979, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit. Education: City College of New York (B.B.A., 1959); New York University (J.D., 1962). Member of Staff, New York University Law Review, 1959-1962. University Prize Scholarship, NYU, 1959-1960. Contributing Author: Casino Credit and Collection Law, IAGA, 1989; International Casino Law, University of Nevada, Reno, 1991; 1993, 1999. Member, Editorial Board, Gaming Law Review, 1997 -- ;Contributing Author, Columnist and Reporter: The Gaming Lawyer, 1985 –2009; Global Gaming Business Magazine, 2003 - 2007; Casino Enterprise Management Magazine 2012. President, NYU Pre-Bar Association, 1961-1962. Public Accountant 1959-61; Legal Secretary to Chief City Magistrate, New York, 1961-1962. Counsel to Administrator, Puerto Rico Economic Development Administration, 1971-1973. Counsel, Migration Division, Puerto Rico Labor Department, 1970-1972. Consultant and Lecturer, Practicing Law Institute, 1963-1968 (Bar Review Course); 1982 (Judgment Enforcement). Lecturer: World Gaming Congress,1987-1999 (General Practice and business issues); Panelist, Global Gaming Expo, 2006; American Bar Association, 1988, 2001, 2014 (Gaming Law). Co-Chair, Moderator and Lecturer, ALI-ABA CLE courses, 1998, 2000, 2001. Panelist IMGL seminars 2011, 2012. Advisor, U.S. General Service Administration, 1979. Advisory Committee, Little-Hoover Commission (CA), 1997. Referee, Special Master, Mental Hygiene Evaluator, Guardian ad Litem, Receiver, Supreme and Surrogates' Courts 1991 - . Legal Advisor, New York City Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1982 -- 1997; Music Chairman and Governor (Director), National Arts Club, 1986 -- 2012 , Treasurer 2011-2012, Honorary Vice President 2011 - , Music Chairman Emeritus 2012 - ; Trustee, 1989 - 2005, Treasurer, 1990 - 1993, Secretary, 1997 - 2004, American Symphony Orchestra; Director, MAESTRO Foundation (London) 1985 - 1987. Co-founder/Executive Producer, Cala Records, Inc 1991 - . Member: International Masters of Gaming Law (Director [General Member], Membership and Problem Gaming Committees, Chairman, Member Services Committee, Co-Chairman, 2010 Spring conference and seminars); International Association of Gaming Advisors (formerly International Association of Gaming Attorneys); Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Federation of Musicians, Local 802. Martindale Hubbell rating: av (pre-eminent), Biographical references: Who's Who in America (and related publications), Best Lawyers in America, Superlawyers