This event took place March 18, 2021.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Dan Orvin spoke on legal ethics related to data security and technology at the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) Virtual Mid-Year Meeting on March 18.

Orvin served as a Session Leader for the plenary session on “Ethics and Data and Lawyers, Oh My! Potpourri of Ethics Issues Related to Data Security, Technology and Agents.” In addition, Orvin authored a paper for the session titled, “Something Smells Phishy: Cyber Threats and a Lawyer’s Ethical Duties to a Client”.

In 2017, Orvin was elected as an ACREL Fellow. Admission to the College is by invitation only after a rigorous screening process and peer review. ACREL Fellows are “viewed as distinguished real estate practitioners, who observe high standards of professional and ethical conduct, who have contributed substantially to improvement of real estate law, and who actively practice and have a minimum of 10 years' experience in real estate law,” according to the College.

ACREL was founded in 1978 to improve the quality of real estate law and practice, and to promote high standards of professional and ethical responsibility in the practice of real estate law.

Orvin’s practice combines litigation and transactional experience to serve clients in both real estate development and real estate-related dispute resolution. He has held numerous leadership positions in the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. 

Orvin also has an extensive amount of experience developing commercial and mixed-use properties (including “New Urbanist” projects), handling zoning matters, drafting and negotiating commercial leases, and guiding companies in the acquisition and sale of apartment portfolios. He represents clients in the development and establishment of condominium regimes, marina/dockominium projects and other common interest ownership developments.