Danny earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Irvine in 1969. He received his Juris Doctorate from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 1972, at which time he began practice as a tax attorney in Southern California.
His legal career started with the business and litigation firm of Edwards, Edwards, and Ashton. Later he joined the Century City entertainment firm of Bushkin, Gaims, Gaines & Jonas working for many well-known celebrities. In 1980, Danny established the law firm of Santucci, Potter, and Leanders, in Irvine, California. With increasing lecture and writing commitments, Danny went into sole practice in 1995. His practice emphasizes business taxation, real estate law, and estate planning.
Danny has been an officer and active member in various organizations including the Glendale Bar Association, Century City Bar Association, Orange County and Los Angeles County Bar Associations, California State Bar Association, Toastmasters and Lions Club. He has been admitted to practice before all California and federal courts including the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.
Serving as a lecturer for the Continuing Education of the Bar of California, Golden Gate University, and numerous state C.P.A. societies, Danny has taught a variety of tax, business, and real estate courses. Danny spoke all across the country as a speaker for all levels of professional and civic organizations and numerous seminar circuits. The author of 70 texts, Danny addressed over 2,000 people per month and traveled more than 150,000 miles annually before reducing his schedule to devote himself to his continuing professional education self-study materials. He is listed in “Who’s Who in Creative Real Estate” and is admitted to the American Exchangor’s Hall of Fame.