Daniel E. Bright – Shareholder, State College

Daniel E. Bright – Shareholder, State College 2016-11-21T14:47:56+00:00
Daniel E. Bright
Phone: 814-238-4926
Email: debright@mqblaw.com
  • American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Centre County Bar Association
  • Northwest Bank, Regional Board Member
  • Pro Bono Solicitor, Boalsburg Fire Company
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Mid Penn Legal Services
Recent Presentations

  • Recycling Law Update, Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, Fall Meeting, October 2016
  • Estate Administration Presentation, Foxdale Village, October 2015
  • Recycling Law Update, Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, Fall Meeting, October 2015
  • Recycling Law Update, Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, Summer Meeting, June 2014
  • Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, Public Private Projects with Municipal Authorities, August 2013
  • Chamber U Presentation, The 2013 Tax Law Changes, January 2013
  • Recycling Law Update, Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, Spring Meeting, April 2012
  • Tax Traps in Oil & Gas Leasing for Non Profit Hunting Clubs, Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Annual Conference, March 2012
  • Foxdale Village, CCRC, Estate Administration Update, November 2011
  • The Village at Penn State, CCRC, Estate Planning and Administration Update, October 2011
  • Brookline Village Retirement Community, Estate Planning Update, June 2011
  • Estate Planning Update, PSU Retiree Benefits Fair, 2006-2010
  • Legal Update, Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania Spring Meeting, May 2010
  • Centre County Chamber of Business and Industry, Chamber U, Business Succession Planning, August 2008

 Recent Professional Development

  • Annual Estate Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 2016
  • Keys to Creative Negotiation, August 2016
  • Orphan’s Court Rule Changes, February 2016
  • Annual Estate Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 2015
  • Pennsylvania Entity Transactions Law Update, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, May 2015
  • Update on Medical Marijuana, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2015
  • Annual Estate Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 2014
  • Coordinating Medicare Benefits, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, August 2013
  • Legal Issues in an Age of Aging, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April 2013
  • Annual Estate Law Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, November 2012
  • ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section Spring Symposia, May 2010
  • The Impact of Estate Tax Repeal, American Law Institute of the American Bar Association (“ALI-ABA”), Web Seminar, January 2010
  • Dealing with Estate Tax Repeal and Carryover Basis, ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Seminar, Web Seminar, January 2010
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. Military Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • L.L.M., Taxation and Commerce, Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, 1991
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1981
  • B.A., Allegheny College, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1978

Since joining McQuaide Blasko in 1987, Daniel E. Bright has concentrated his practice on estate planning and administration, business and finance transactions, and tax-exempt organizations. He leads the firm’s business and corporate practice group and has represented numerous Central Pennsylvania corporate clients in major transactions. His recent roles have included:

Law Practice

  • McQuaide Blasko, Inc., State College, Pennsylvania, since 1987, shareholder since 1990; Current Member of the Firm’s Management Committee; Former Firm Business Practice Group Leader (6 years).
  • Senior Staff Attorney and Staff Attorney, The Ayco Corporation, Albany, New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1984-1987.  Investment, employee benefit and estate planning advice for corporate executives and other high net worth clients.
  • Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, USNR, 1981-1984.  Conduct of trials as prosecutor and defense counsel; represented service members at personnel hearings.  Handled all federal Tort Claims Act claims for the Navy and Marine Corps in New England.

Recent Experience/Representative Transactions

  • Lender’s Counsel, $38 million refinancing of two apartment complexes.
  • Seller’s Counsel, sale of building supply business.
  • Transaction Counsel, spin off of construction business.
  • Seller’s Counsel, asset acquisition of financial planning practice.
  • Seller’s Counsel, asset acquisition of accounting practice.
  • Lender’s Counsel, $5.5 million loan for asset acquisition, technical services.
  • Authority Counsel, $2 million construction/permanent financing for recycling facility.
  • Authority Counsel, public /private transaction for turnkey development of a natural gas fueling station.
  • Seller’s Counsel, acquisition and reorganization of free standing kidney care centers.
  • Authority Counsel, negotiation of long term refuse contract, Mifflin County Solid Waste Authority.
  • Lender’s Counsel, $10 million construction loan for a low income housing development
  • Transaction Counsel, acquisition of County owned nursing home by newly formed non-profit corporation.
  • Purchaser’s Counsel, cancer surgery physician’s practice acquisition.
  • Seller’s Counsel, sale of dental practice.
  • Lender’s Counsel, $12 million asset acquisition, hospitality.
  • Authority Counsel, 10 year exclusive solid waste disposal contract for Centre County, Pennsylvania.
  • Seller’s Counsel, $1.6 million corporate asset acquisition of manufacturing business.
  • Seller’s Counsel, $17 million corporate asset acquisition, health care.
  • Local Counsel for Purchaser, $6 million corporate asset acquisition, fuel distribution.
  • Lender’s Counsel, $15 million refinancing of student rental complex.
  • Purchaser’s Counsel, long term wholesale electricity supply agreements.
  • Seller’s counsel, sale of two medical practices to health care entity.
  • Local Counsel for Purchaser, $5 million corporate asset acquisition, fuel distribution.
  • Borrower’s Counsel, $30 million Industrial Development Authority Revenue Bond to finance addition to continuing care retirement community.
  • Lender’s Counsel, $3.5 million bridge loan to finance construction of apartment complex.
  • General/Borrower’s Counsel, $4.7 million solid waste authority refunding.
  • Transaction Counsel, $15 million wholesale electricity purchase agreements with several vendors.
  • Lender’s Counsel, $5.3 million loan for permanent financing of a hotel.
  • Lender’s Counsel, $1.7 million refinancing of low income tax credit apartment complex.
  • Solicitor and Transaction Counsel, Long Term Waste Disposal Agreements for Mifflin and Centre County Solid Waste Authorities.
  • Transaction Counsel, negotiation and preparation of Dual Use Agreement between a University and Minor League Baseball Team for a Ballpark.
  • Grantee Counsel, $25 million Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program Grant for construction of client’s facility.
  • Transaction/Borrower’s Counsel, Development, Construction and Operation of a $30 million Continuing Care Retirement Community.
  • On-going representation of approximately 700 estate planning clients.
  • On-going representation of approximately 30-50 estates.

Prior to joining McQuaide Blasko, Mr. Bright was a U.S. Naval Reserve officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps and then a senior staff attorney for The Ayco Corporation (then a subsidiary of American Express), offering estate-planning advice and seminars for high net worth clients. He has built on that experience for more than 29 years and currently provides ongoing representation to numerous estate planning clients, estates and trusts.