daniel boston

Boston Legal alumnus

Daniel is a wealthy businessman who appears regularly on Boston Legal television show. Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, Daniel seeks Denise’s assistance in winning an access case that could save his life.

Dan has represented numerous Fortune 100 companies and private equity funds as clients. Additionally, he served as federal lobbyist including Health Policy Director of the Federation of American Hospitals.

Early Life and Education

Daniel hails from Boston Public Schools. Additionally, he holds degrees from Middlesex Business School in London and Center d’Etudes Superiures Europeennes de Management Reims.

Dan is currently teaching humanities and seminar at Boston Arts Academy, instructing 11th and 12th grade writing seminar and humanities courses respectively. Additionally, he serves on their Instructional Leadership Team, Professional Development Committee and as Chair of their Humanities Department.

As a recurring character on Boston Legal, he plays an eccentric and terminally ill businessman with lung ailments. He hires Denise to assist in winning his case before becoming her lover. A member of Twelfth Baptist Church, he’s famous for bringing homemade bread to church meetings!

Professional Career

Dan has held senior roles at both business-to-business and consumer companies in diverse industries, with experience in company turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions negotiations as well as international sales channel development.

He holds both a first class BA honours degree from Middlesex Business School in London and an honors diploma from Centre D’Etudes Superieures Europeennes de Management Reims in France. Additionally, he completed Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program training.

He’s reported on many major news stories throughout his career and enjoys telling the public what’s going on in their community. Each day brings new surprises; no two are alike! He loves starting each day not knowing where or who it will lead him.

Achievement and Honors

Law Day gala celebration at the school recently recognized five alumni with top awards. Former Dean Vincent Rougeau received the St. Thomas More award; other notable recipients were Jay Blitzman ’74 with Daniel G. Holland Lifetime Achievement Award and Andres Torres ’08.

In Boston Legal’s inaugural season, he made frequent appearances as a wealthy businessman afflicted by terminal lung cancer who sought Denise Bauer for assistance before succumbing to it in season three. Sadly, he ultimately succumbed to it himself.

At Tighe & Bond, Dan assists communities in prioritizing risk-based capital improvements for their water and wastewater infrastructure. His expertise has enabled more than 15 Massachusetts communities to secure over $2M in grant funding; he regularly presents at industry conferences and workshops; in addition to being responsible for asset management within T&B.

Personal Life

He has directed multiple operas, such as Le Medecin Malgre Lui at Odyssey Opera and The Bartered Bride at Boston University Opera Institute. Additionally, he choreographed Sunday in the Park with George, Nine Lives: Songs of Lyle Lovett and Passage for Huntington Theatre Company.

Dan is widely-respected author and speaker, his insights into law enforcement and homeland security being sought out by industry professionals across multiple professions. A member of various professional organizations as well as having served as guest lecturers at universities around the country.

He currently resides in Dearborn, Michigan where he works as an electric vehicle infrastructure engineer for Ford Motor Company. Additionally, he writes part-time for both The Boston Globe and GBH News as well as several other publications.

Net Worth

Daniel serves as Market Manager for J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New England, leading a team that offers investing, credit, family office management and philanthropy strategies to high-net-worth individuals. Daniel earned both his undergraduate degree at Suffolk University and master’s from London School of Economics.

He’s also an active user on social media, engaging with his fans and followers regularly and creating a strong brand in his name as one of the most renowned TikTok users worldwide.

Hostetter built Boston Culinary Group into a 11,000-employee company that supplies food at stadiums and other venues; he owns Allied Advertising as well. Hostetter is also a major benefactor to local philanthropies such as Barr Foundation (worth an estimated $800 million) and hosted its Fourth of July Esplanade concert series for 27 years, among many others.

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