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AssociateDaniel J. Durocher


Dan joined the firm’s Corporate Department in 2018 after successful careers in the U.S. Army, as a Public Defender, and as a solo practitioner. Dan’s unwavering entrepreneurial spirit, diverse legal background, and experience as a US Army combat veteran make him particularly well-suited for a fast-paced transactional law practice.

While Dan’s high-caliber results speak for themselves, Dan is committed to not taking himself too seriously. Dan prioritizes pragmatic, cost-effective solutions over unnecessary complexity and communicates in simple, understandable terms. Dan’s clients regularly share that they appreciate that Dan “speaks their language.”

Dan is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Florida.

Professional Experience / Focus Areas

Dan’s practice focuses primarily on entrepreneurial matters, such as business entity formation, contract review and preparation, commercial transactions, finance, securities, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property, licensing, and leasing.

Prior to joining SS+D, Dan’s practice included representing small businesses and startups in the Dayton area. He previously served as a criminal defense attorney with the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office.

Dan is a retired United States Army Captain. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 as an infantry officer and earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Infantrymen Badge. During his career in the Army, Dan was rated in the top 10% of officers of the same rank on multiple occasions.

Dan graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, in 2007, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2014, where he was a member of the Law Review. In 2018, Dan completed a Masters of Business Administration at Wright State University with concentrations in both Finance and New Venture Creation.


When not taking care of clients, Dan volunteers his time as a member of the Board of Miami Valley Hunt and Polo Club. He enjoys golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife and three daughters. Dan is a dedicated fan of the Boston Bruins, New England Patriots, and Boston Red Sox.

Community Board Affiliations

  • Member of the Board of Directors Elizabeth's New Life Center