Title: General Counsel, Principal
Company: Garfield Public/Private LLC
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Daniel Hennessy, General Counsel and Principal at Garfield Public/Private LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in real estate and finance law.
Inspired by the justices and Supreme Court of the past, Mr. Hennessy has led an impressive career in law. His professional journey began at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, with highest honors, in 1963, and continued at Harvard University, where he earned a JD, cum laude, in 1970. He became admitted to practice in the state of Texas that same year. The degrees propelled Mr. Hennessy to his first position, partner at Hughes & Luce, which he held from 1973 to 2006. He joined the staff of Garfield Traub Development LLC (now Garfield Public/Private LLC), in 2007, and remains with the firm as a general counsel and principal. His roles include negotiating corporate and partnership ventures, assisting in the structuring of ownership entities for lease-purchase arrangements in the turnkey delivery of facilities for municipal, nonprofit, health care, and educational clients, and representing clients in the purchase, construction, financing, and sale of hotels, office buildings, apartment complexes, shopping centers, and land developments.
Active in his community, Mr. Hennessy is involved with the Highlands School, the Catholic Pro-life Committee of North Texas, and the board of directors of Birth Choice Dallas, as well as the Dallas Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Knights of Columbus. He previously served as the chair of the board of visitors of the College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More, and a member of the Dallas Chapter of Legatus International, the board of directors of Catholics United for Faith, the board of advisers of the Jesuit College Preparatory School, the board of directors of the Dallas-North Texas Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (now the National Conference for Community Justice), and the Greater Dallas Right to Life Educational Foundation. Further, he was on the board of regents for Ava Maria University from 2005 to 2006.
As a testament to his hard work and dedication, Mr. Hennessy was honored as a Decorated Knight Constantinian of the Order of St. George, a Knight of Malta, and a Knight of the Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. His achievements were highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. Looking to the future, he hopes to be remembered as a good example to those around him.
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