Daniel L. Muchow, Partner

Biography

Daniel Muchow practices as an environmental attorney with significant experience in water law, but what sets him apart from other lawyers, environmental or otherwise, is his work with jet fuel consortiums. He has built a team of lawyers that serves major airports across multiple states, from coast to coast. He also is a member of the firm’s governing Executive Committee, chairing both its Finance and Billing Committees. Over his long career, Dan has represented clients and agencies with all aspects of water rights, regulations, waste and reclamation issues, and other matters relating to environmental law; one could not ask for a more seasoned and trustworthy advisor. However, few attorneys anywhere possess his grasp of jet fuel consortiums, let alone have assembled a full team to assist such parties in controlling the cost of delivering the fuel to their member airlines’ aircraft, which is critical to their survival and profitability.

Dan has appeared before such state and federal agencies as the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Interior, as well as municipal agencies such as the City of Phoenix Wastewater Department and even the Mexican Comision de Fomento Minero (Mexico City), as Dan represents any business or other interest dealing with them. With respect to jet fuel consortiums, his clients understandably are airlines and airline alliances.

Regardless of the client or the area of law, Dan approaches the practice of law as a businessman. A West Point graduate, he is disciplined and client-centered in his deliberations, seeking the greatest value for his clients while building a practice that itself constitutes differentiated value that cannot be easily replicated.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Washburn University School of Law (J.D., 1981)
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Washburn Law Journal (Executive Editor, 1980–1981)
  • United States Military Academy at West Point (B.S., 1972)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1981

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona (Environmental and Natural Resources Section)
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce Environment Committee
  • Arizona Association of Industries (Environment Committee)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials Committee E-50 (Environmental Assessments)
  • Friends of West Valley Recreation Corridor (Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary)
  • Valley Forward (Board of Directors, 1997–2005)
  • West Point Society, Phoenix Chapter
  • Governor's Task Force, Environmental Impact Statements, 1990
  • Maricopa County Environmental Policy Advisor Selection Committee, 1992
  • Arizona Fueling Facilities Corp. (Secretary)
  • LASfuel Corporation (Secretary)
  • Reno Fueling Facilities Corporation (Secretary)
  • Atlecon Fuel Corporation (Secretary)

Professional Recognition

  • Named a 2014 Arizona Business Leader by AZ Big Media
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2003–present: Environmental Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2007–2010 Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (Environmental Law)
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2009–present: Environmental Law)