Daniel Chaney, Attorney at Law
Reggie Chaney, who played basketball for both Houston and Arkansas, passed away at just 23. According to reports by The Houston Chronicle, he died in a car crash on Monday.
Daniel has extensive experience advising clients in complex arbitration and litigation matters related to energy and resources sectors, such as disputes from high value construction projects both domestically and overseas.
Early Life and Education
Chaney went on to become one of the most prolific quarterback coaches in college football history, producing such notable players as New Orleans Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and Bengals running back Andy Dalton, as well as numerous All-Americans like Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb and Bears wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
Chaney came to Tupper Lake in 1902 just as its village was beginning to form, purchasing over 20 acres in it and helping create town lots. By doing this, Chaney helped shape what later became Tupper Lake.
Chaney passed away in Youngstown, Ohio at 76. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Chaney Sheppard as well as many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss his great personality; but his legacy will live on through all those whom he inspired during his long career.
Chaney is an accomplished tenor and French horn player, having performed with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, St. George’s Episcopal Church in La Canada, California and Glendale City Seventh Day Adventist Church – as well as several feature film orchestras.
Last season, he earned AAC Sixth Man of the Year honors after helping lead UH Cougars back into the Final Four for the first time in 30 years. His strong frontcourt presence and two-way toughness on defense were instrumental to their success.
He has extensive experience representing clients in high value disputes, such as arbitrations involving power and oil and gas construction projects in Africa and Australia; breach of warranty claims related to sales of private equity funds; and failed joint bidding processes for international oil and gas businesses.
Achievement and Honors
Chaney was widely recognized for his film roles and skill as a makeup artist. This earned him numerous acting opportunities; many considered him America’s preeminent character actor.
The university also recently created the William A. Chaney Fund for Excellence in History, which will award funds for Senior Experience projects, trips to archives and other activities that immerse students in real world history.
This fund was established as a way of honoring Professor Charles R. Redding who passed away in 2011. Redding served as chair of his department from 1978-1985 and will be honored with a memorial service held May 18 at Lawrence Memorial Chapel and live streamed online.
Daniel Chaney is widely recognized for his expertise in international arbitration, being listed by The Legal 500 as a key lawyer in this field. His client representation spans across a broad spectrum of sectors such as energy and resources construction; additionally he served as class action plaintiffs’ counsel in the US as well as regularly conducting trials and hearings abroad.
At present, Grady Chaney lives in Mobile Alabama with his wife Doris White Chaney and has two daughters Danielle Cunningham and Danielle Kidd who reside there; four grandchildren; one brother Grady Chaney of Cheyenne Wyoming, three sisters Martie Oestman from Denver Colorado; Judith Hurley from Glendale California and Josephine Chaney who lives here; as well as numerous devoted friends.
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Between 1912 and 1917, Chaney worked under contract at Universal Studios as an actor playing bit and character parts, often drawn upon for macabre roles due to his skills with makeup. It wasn’t until Chaney played a werewolf in George Loane Tucker’s picture Riddle Gawne (1918) that Chaney rose to fame.
Chaney specializes in complex commercial arbitration and litigation matters across a range of sectors, with particular experience in energy and resources construction disputes, such as variation claims and delay/disruption claims.
Kimberly S Chaney has made over one transaction worth over $228 Thousand since 2021, with her largest trade being purchasing 104 units on 15 September 2021. Additionally, she served as an independent director at ACNB; her ancestry is American.