Dan J. Kazanas - Attorney and Counselor of Law
An accomplished attorney and business executive with years of experience, Dan J. Kazanas currently serves as the Managing Attorney of Kazanas LC Law Firm. His legal services as Managing Attorney at the firm covers all aspects of businesses, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and alliances, technology, real estate, construction, and estate planning areas of law. He regularly counsels C-level executives, entrepreneurs, investors, emerging and established companies, and associations on a broad range of domestic and international corporate and commercial legal matters.
One of Kazanas' somewhat unique legal strengths is that he knows and fully understands his clients’ specific business, industry environment, and legal concerns, with a focus on both their immediate and long-term goals. This strength was nurtured because he has funded, managed, and sold businesses of his own in highly competitive domestic and global environments.
Selected colleagues and clients of Dan Kazanas have this to advocate about his legal diligence, ability, and honesty: “To this day, I would not hesitate to hire Dan Kazanas if I needed an attorney.” A chief prosecutor in St. Louis says “Dan’s reliability and truthfulness is greater considering his experiences and work ethic, than someone who might be tempted to believe that shortcuts are a viable road to success as an attorney.” A successful practicing St. Louis attorney notes “…Dan’s character is impeccable.” Chief credit officer for a billion dollar asset Mid-West bank says “I believe he is a man of sound character.” A successful practicing St. Louis CPA says “Dan is a straightforward, logically thinker who has always lived up to his commitments and displayed integrity in our interactions.” COO for a technology incubation company says “Dan possesses a tireless work ethic and an ability to deliver quality solutions in a timely manner.” Director of Business Development for a national law firm: “.... demonstrates his integrity every day to all those who come into contact with him.” Chief Technology Officer for a biotechnology company says “Dan is a highly competent business negotiator and relationship builder.” CEO for a European electronic company says “… highly recommend his competency representing clients in a fair and impartial manner.” VP of Operations for professional NFL team says “Dan is a very caring and professional individual that performs his duties in a fashion that is second to none.” Head Athletic Trainer for professional NFL team says “Dan brings a combination of legal knowledge and practical business experience [that] makes problem solving extremely effective.”
A successful St. Louis financial advisor, Kazanas is a licensed attorney and counselor at law in the State of Missouri, as well as a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the International Bar Association.
He holds a J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law (1983) and a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (1980).
In addition to currently serving as the Managing Attorney of Kazanas LC Law Firm, Kazanas is Managing Director of ideaRELAY LLC, a company that assists in the development of technologies in consumer products, communication electronics, and renewable energy. In this role, he carefully monitors scientific advances that can benefit from professional assistance. He leads a team of experts as it verifies technology capabilities, provides strategic guidance for obtaining licenses and funding, and facilitates technology transfer, with the ultimate goal of bringing innovative products to the global market.
Furthermore, after practicing law for nearly two decades as an attorney in the real estate, franchising, business, and bankruptcy sectors, he was chosen to be President of O’Neil Lumber & Millwork, in Saint Louis, Missouri from 2001 through 2009, where his business savvy contributed to the company’s phenomenal growth.
Soon after, he filled the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary for Vertecra, Inc., an energy technology company, until he accepted the role as the top executive of the technology commercialization firm of ideaRELAY LLC.
Dan Kazanas also serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Regional Chapter of The ALS Association. The organization sets out to provide services to people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It also supports medical research and public education about the disease. He chairs the Board Development & Governance Committee with the local chapter.
Kazanas is also involved with the St. Louis Rams NFL Football Team. Since 1995, he has aided as Public Relations Assistant for the program’s game day activities.