Daniel A. Heald


Daniel A. Heald’s legal practice involves all types of commercial litigation, representing wholesale distributors, national equipment leasing companies and large financial institutions. During a career spanning more than two decades, Mr. Heald has conducted several hundred trials and obtained many millions of dollars in recoveries for the firm’s clients.

For many years Mr. Heald has been an active member of the California Bankers Association (CBA), the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), and the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) in which he has held several key posts. Notably, he previously served as chairman of the UAEL Legal Committee and as Legal Editor. Mr. Heald also served two years on the ELFA Credit and Collection Committee.

Mr. Heald has spoken on a wide array of subjects to numerous professional organizations. Most recently, he presented a bankruptcy primer at the ELFA Credit and Collections Conference. Additionally, Mr. Heald has spoken at UAEL Conferences on varied topics, including equipment broker and vendor relations, leasing fraud and California state court collections. He is a frequent in-house speaker on commercial litigation and judgment enforcement matters for large financial institutions and leasing companies.

Mr. Heald conducted his undergraduate studies at Claremont McKenna College and graduated in 1980 with dual degrees in political science and economics. He earned his law degree in 1983 from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento.

Mr. Heald has had cases upheld on appeal, including Sanwa Bank California v. Chang (2001) 87 Cal.App.4th 1314. He is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts of California.