daniel wolk

Daniel Wolk, Attorney at Law

Daniel Wolk is an esteemed attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). With extensive experience handling complex and contentious deals, he regularly advises public company clients on governance, activism defense, finance, securities matters as well as more general business issues.

He served as Davis Mayor and ran for state Assembly before being named to Yolo County Superior Court bench.

Early Life and Education

Dan Wolk was raised in Davis and attended public schools including Willett Elementary and Davis High. After graduation he served on the City Council of Davis from 2011 – 2018.

He holds both a B.A. in economics from Stanford University and a law degree from UC Berkeley Boalt Hall. Additionally, he serves as deputy county counsel in Solano County as well as chairing the Davis Social Services Commission.

He is an accomplished writer and photographer, traveling widely throughout Africa and South America while living with missionaries; hiking Mt. Everest; performing archaeological research in Israel and spending part of his time harvesting lavender for harvesting lavender or digging for truffles – in addition to being an accomplished tennis player.

Professional Career

Dan Wolf’s practice centers on mergers and acquisitions, representing public companies in significant domestic and international transactions. Additionally, he advises clients regarding governance matters, activism defense strategies and general corporate matters.

As part of City Bureau’s civic journalism lab in Bronzeville, he has written numerous reports on local government. Additionally, he has covered meetings of both the Chicago Police Board and City Council’s Public Safety Committee.

Jamima lives in Davis with their two young daughters and is currently serving his fifth year on Davis City Council as Mayor Pro Tem. Additionally, he ran for and lost Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s California Assembly 4th District seat; previously employed as Yolo County Supervisor he has now been assigned to Department 9 of Yolo Superior Court.

Achievement and Honors

Dan Wolf is also a passionate proponent of civic journalism. He has written numerous reports about Chicago government meetings for City Bureau, a civic media lab in Bronzeville. Additionally, Dan has served on the Chicago Board of Ethics and is certified trainer in Root Cause Analysis; Confined Space Rescue; Vessel, Facility, and Company Security Officer (MARSEC) Training.

Wolk announced his bid for State Assembly in June 2013. He would represent District 4, which encompasses Yolo County as well as portions of Napa, Lake and Solano Counties. He hopes to replace Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada; both Davis Enterprise and Sacramento Bee newspapers endorsed his candidacy; his mother is California State Senator Lois Wolk.

Personal Life

Dan Wolk is an award-winning writer, photographer, and world traveler who has lived among missionaries in Africa and South America before ascending Mt. Everest himself. Currently living in Davis with his wife Jamima and their two daughters.

He has served on the City Council of Davis since 2011, and was elected for a full term in 2012. Additionally, he is former Chair of Davis Social Services Commission and currently works as Deputy County Counsel for Solano County; previously working at McDonough Holland & Allen before founding Legal Clinic of Yolo County.

City Bureau, a civic journalism lab in Bronzeville, publishes his weekly column regarding local politics for City Bureau. He has covered multiple City Council meetings and public service hearings through this organization.

Net Worth

Dan Wolk earned both his B.A. from Stanford University and law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall. Since graduating, he has served as deputy county counsel in Solano County where he dealt with public finance, contracting, and water issues; additionally as an associate at McDonough Holland & Allen P.C as well as founding the Legal Clinic of Yolo County. Wolk currently resides in Davis with his wife Jamima and their daughters.

Wolk has conducted over 8 trades of Mistras Inc stock since 2005. His largest trade was buying 3,546 shares for $48,722. As of 5 June 2019 he owned at least 97,546 units of MG stock; which amounts to an approximate net worth of around $1.141,340, taking into account his annual salary of $80,000 as well as home and investments values in Davis.

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