Dan Semmens
PEOPLE

Dan Semmens

Partner
semmens.dan@dorsey.com

Overview

DAN HELPS COMMUNITIES BY PROVIDING PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE RELATING TO THE FINANCING OF INFRASTRUCTURE, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS AND PUBLIC SPACES.

Dan Semmens is a public finance partner whose practice focuses on issuer representation. He regularly serves as bond counsel to the State of Montana in connection with various types of financings, including general obligation bonds, coal severance tax bonds, and state revolving fund bonds. He also represents cities, towns, school districts, water and sewer districts, and other special districts in an array of public and special purpose financings.

In addition to his public finance work in Montana, Dan also represents higher education institutions in the Pacific Northwest in connection with a variety of matters.

Education & Admissions

University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1991), cum laude
Book Review Editor, Journal of Legislation

University of Durham (U.K.) (M.A., English Literature, 1988)

College of Idaho (B.A., English and Business Management, 1986)

Admissions

  • Washington
  • Montana
  • Oregon

Clerkships

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Honorable Jeanne Coyne, 1991-1992

News & Resources

Select Presentations

Regularly presents at the following annual conferences:

  • Montana Rural Water
  • Montana Association of School Business Officials
  • Bond Attorneys Workshop (NABL)
  • Montana Association of Counties
  • Montana League of Cities
  • Municipal Clerks Institute
  • Montana Conference on Educational Leadership (MCEL)

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Public Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate & Land Use

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Board Member, Poverello Center, Incorporated 
  • Board Member, Partnership for Children

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors of Poverello Center, Inc.
  • Board of Directors of Partnership for Children
  • Member of Steering Community, National Association of Bond Lawyers, Bond Attorneys Workshop
  • Named Friend of Rural Water
  • Secretary of the Montana Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners

Accolades

Ranked in Chambers USA 2019 Leading Individual  Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual  Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual  Ranked In - USA Chambers and Partners 2016 - Leading Individual   Ranked in Chambers USA 2015 - Leading Individual 

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2011-2019 (Band 2)
  • Recipient of Friends of Rural Water Award
Dan Semmens