John P. Daniel

John P. Daniel is a partner with the firm whose practice focuses on airport law, municipal law, and real estate and commercial transactions. A native of Pensacola, Mr. Daniel graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1975 with a B.A. in Economics and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society in 1974. Mr. Daniel earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1978 and began the practice of law with Adams, Kleemeier, Hagan, Hannah & Fouts (now Nexsen Pruet) in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1989 Mr. Daniel returned to Pensacola to join his brother in the firm where their father, J. Nixon Daniel, Jr., had been a partner for many years. A significant portion of Mr. Daniel’s practice is devoted to representing the Pensacola International Airport in a variety of business, commercial, construction, and real estate matters. In addition, Mr. Daniel provides legal representation and advice to individuals, financial institutions, real estate developers, large and small businesses, and churches and charitable institutions with regard to a variety of business and commercial matters including the sale and purchase of business assets and entities; the sale, purchase, development, construction and financing of subdivisions, shopping centers, office buildings, apartments, hotels and condominiums; the formation and governance of business entities including partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies; the negotiation and drafting of business agreements; and the representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate lending, asset-based credit facilities and bond financing. Mr. Daniel is admitted to the bars of Florida and North Carolina and is a member of the Real Property and Business Law Sections of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association.


University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia

  • J.D. – 1978
  • Honors: Real Property Award

Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina

  • B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) – 1975
  • Major: Economics
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa – 1974
Bar Membership
  • North Carolina, 1978
  • Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1990
Representative Cases
  • City of Pensacola
  • Pensacola International Airport
  • Regions Bank
  • Centennial Bank
  • Gulf Power Company Land Department
  • Baptist Hospital Real Estate Department
Civic/Community Involvement
  • Y.M.C.A. of Northwest Florida (Board Chair 2010-2012 and 2005-2007)
  • Pensacola Cordova Rotary Club
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Associations
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1978 – Present
  • Florida Bar, 1989 – Present
  • American Bar Association, 1978-Present
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, 1989 – Present
  • Business Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association
  • City, County, and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar
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