Dan Hennessy
Education

United States Naval Academy, BS

Harvard Law School, JD

Editor of Harvard Law Review

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, Service in Vietnam War

Memberships/Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association

Dan Hennessy

General Counsel

One of the best “deal-making” attorneys in the nation, Dan Hennessy represents the company in the negotiation of various corporate and partnership ventures and assists in ownership entity structuring and financing documents for the turnkey delivery of facilities for Garfield and its public clients and private partners. He also assists in the negotiation of contracts for facility design, construction, and operations, as well as ground leases and facility leases. Dan was a founding partner in 1973 of the law firm Hughes & Luce, LLP (originally Luce Hennessy Smith & Castle) and has practiced law in Texas since 1970.

Select Experience
  • Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences – 222,000-SF multi-venue performing arts center with 2,297-seat main hall in Lubbock, TX
  • Conroe Hyatt Regency and Convention Center – 250-room full-service HQ hotel and convention center in Conroe, TX (under construction)
  • George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater – 188,000-SF performing arts center with 2,500-seat main hall in downtown Salt Lake City, UT
  • Lubbock County Expo Center – 440,000-SF 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena and expo complex in Lubbock, TX (in design)
  • Westin Irving Convention Center – Las Colinas – 350-room full-service HQ hotel adjacent to 275,000-SF Irving Convention Center in Irving, TX
  • Baytown Hyatt Regency and Convention Center – 208-room full-service HQ hotel and convention center in Baytown, TX (under construction)
  • DoubleTree Abilene Convention Center Hotel – 206-room full-service convention center HQ hotel in Abilene, TX (under construction)
  • Sheraton at the Puerto Rico Convention Center – 500-room hotel/ mixed-use supporting 580,000-SF Convention Center in San Juan, PR
  • Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) – 2,800-seat, 112,000-SF theater for Broadway, concerts, and other entertainment in Durham, NC
  • Overton Hotel & Conference Center – 304-room full-service HQ hotel and 47,600-SF conference center in Lubbock, TX
  • Sheraton at the Puerto Rico Convention Center – 500-room hotel/ mixed-use supporting 580,000-SF Convention Center in San Juan, PR
  • New York DOT Region 1 HQ – 125,000-SF regional headquarters for the State of New York in Schenectady, NY
  • Sheraton Overland Park – 412-room, 20-story, full-service hotel attached to 237,000-SF Convention Center in Overland Park, KS
  • Los Angeles Unified School District – seven primary schools and one recreation center throughout Los Angeles for the LAUSD
  • St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Parking Garage – 1,100+ car parking garage and retail for a nonprofit hospital in Paterson, NJ