Welcome to The Law Office of Dan Policastro. I am a divorce and civil trial lawyer in Venice, Florida.
My law firm is centered around civil litigation and dispute resolution, with 90% of my practice dedicated to litigation. I practice primarily in the areas of divorce and family law, business and commercial litigation, and probate and trust litigation. As a proponent of early mediation and alternative dispute resolution, I try to keep the focus on the solution rather than the problem. This practical approach to solving legal issues allows me to resolve cases without litigation when possible. Of course when negotiations fail the legal system remains at my clients’ disposal, and I will make full use of the courts if that is what the situation requires, but I try to be part of the solution rather than fan the flames. I believe that this approach results in more efficient and effective representation.
While the majority of the matters crossing my desk involve disputes, I come from a finance and technology background. For this reason I also represent businesses and provide guidance in the areas of business entity formation, contract and lease negotiations, purchase agreements, and trademark matters. My background in both transactions and litigation offers a balanced perspective, and I use that experience to solve legal problems and to better serve the interests of my clients.
When I opened my law firm I made a commitment to practice law with excellence and to master the craft of being a lawyer. In addition to providing capable representation, I try my best to serve my clients with the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect. It is a privilege to practice law and an honor to be trusted with important legal matters. I take this seriously.
I promptly return all phone calls and emails, and I care about my clients and their needs. Whether your matter is a complicated dispute or a relatively routine transaction, I approach each situation candidly and strategically. My office serves Venice, Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte County, and I have assembled a team of professionals to assist in zealously representing the interests of my clients.
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision. Thank you for considering my law firm. Please feel free to browse my website to learn more about myself, my credentials, and the services my firm offers. Please do not hesitate to and to contact me to schedule an appointment and discuss your legal needs.