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About Me

My practice focuses on serving the needs of businesses and individuals located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and in the Duluth area.  I currently reside in the Twin Cities, but I spend a significant portion of my time in the Duluth area where I grew up and where I still have family.  My practice areas are very eclectic due to my varied background.  I currently service the following areas:

Hennepin County
Ramsey County
Washington County
Anoka County
Scott County
Carver County
Wright County
Pine County
St. Louis County
Carlton County

My practice areas include the following:

* Appeals
* Business transactions
* Asset Protection
* Business Financing
* Business Operations
* Business Regulations
* Buy/Sell Agreements
* Bylaws
* Closing a Business
* Confidentiality Agreements

* Construction Law
* Contracts
* Copyright
* Corporations
* Employment Agreements
* Estate Planning
* Family Partnersips
* Forms & Contracts
* Franchises
* Incorporation & Legal Structures
* Independent Contractor Agreements
* Intellectual Property
* Labor and Employment Law
* Licensing Agreements
* Limited Liability Companies
* Limited Liability Partnerships
* Litigation

* Mechanic's Liens
* Mergers

* Non-disclosure
* Non-Profit Corporations
* Noncompete Agreements
* Shareholder Agreeements
* Sole Proprietorships
* Starting a Business
* Stock Option Plans
* Succession Planning
* Trademarks
* Trusts
* Adverse Possession
* Leases
* Ownership Considerations
* Taxes
* Zoning
* Business Entity Planning
* Reckless Driving

My background:

I graduated summa cum laude from Hamline University School of Law in 2003.  At Hamline, I was an editor of the Law Review, was ranked second in my graduating class, and received the Minnesota State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section's Award for Excellence in Employment Law.  I also clerked for a judge in Dakota County and later worked at the head legal office at the Pentagon.

After graduating, I clerked for the Minnesota Court of Appeals for a year, served a stint as a prosecutor, and entered private practice in 2005.  My experiences have taught me to view issues from a variety of angles as I have seen how things can go wrong from all sides of a case.

Because of my experiences, I firmly believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  I am happy to help clients in the beginning so that we can try to prevent problems before they occur, but I am very capable of addressing problems when they pop up.


Practice Areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Litigation: 25%
    11 years
  4. Appeals: 20%
    11 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Contingent (1-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Mark Issa Murad

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a great lawyer!


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  • Kenneth Leo Kunkle

    Dan is a fierce advocate for his clients and is on the top of my list of attorneys to whom a refer ligation matters.


    Kenneth Kunkle Trademark Application Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1660 S Hwy 100 #500
St. Louis Park, MN, 55416

Reiff Law Office

St. Paul, MN, 55113

2355 Fairview Ave N #124
St Paul, MN, 55113



MNAuthorized to practice200306/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trial Lawyer of the YearSaliterman and Siefferman2007
MSBA Employment Law Section for Excellence in Employment LawMinnesota State Bar Association2002
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyReiff Law Office2009 - Present
N/AStrusinski, Libby & Assoc., P.A.2008 - 2009
N/ASaliterman & Siefferman, P.C.2006 - 2008
N/ATomsche, Sonnesyn & Tomsche2005 - 2006
N/AOlmsted County Attorney2004 - 2005
law clerkMinnesota Court of Appeals2003 - 2004
honors legal internU.S. Department of Defense2002 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Republican National Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ramsey County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Young Repubican National CommitteeN/AN/A
Minnesota Young RepublicansChairN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawN/AJ.D. - summa cum laude2003
Luther CollegemusicB.A. magna cum laude2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington InsiderPolitics2008