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Dan Biersdorf founded Biersdorf & Associates in 1988 on the principle that property owner's Fifth Amendment rights must be asserted and upheld.  Since that time, he has personally represented property owners in 14 states around the country, and he has obtained beneficial rulings for property owners at various appellate and state supreme courts.

Because the firm practices eminent domain law nationally, Dan regularly travels across the country for cases, speaking arrangements, and to facilate town hall meetings for the purpose of educating property owners in eminent domain. 

When he's not traveling and working, he enjoys spending time at the cabin with his wife and three children.


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Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 100%
    18 years

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Contact info

Biersdorf & Associates

150 South 5th Street
Suite 3100
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


FLMember in Good Standing200506/17/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing200408/04/2016
OKAuthorized to practice law200404/04/2012
NYCurrently registered 199007/10/2016
WIGood Standing198503/02/2015
MNAuthorized to practice197607/15/2016
TXMCLE Non-Practicing199308/17/2016
INAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199108/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyBiersdorf & Associates1988 - Present
Trial AttorneyMidsize Corporate Law Firm1983 - 1988
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyHennepin County Attorneys' Office1977 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Barmember2011 - Present
Colorado Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
Federal Supreme Court of the United Statesmember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
Florida Barmember2005 - Present
Michigan Bar Associationmember2005 - Present
Oklahoma Bar Associationmember2004 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Associationmember1993 - Present
State Bar of Texasmember1993 - Present
New York State Bar Associationmember1990 - Present
Wisconsin State Bar Associationmember1985 - Present
Federal 8th Circuit Court of Appealsmember1985 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Associationmember1976 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Spiegelberg v. State, 291 Wis.2d 601, 717 N.W.2d 641, 2006 WI 75beneficial ruling
The Landings LLC v. City of Waupaca, 287 Wis.2d 120, 703 N.W.2d 689, 2005 WI App 181beneficial ruling
FFT Senior Communities, Inc v. Town of Canandaigua, 2010beneficial ruling
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of MinnesotaMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Oregon Land Use LawRegulatory Takings: The Crossroads Between Land Use Regulations and Eminent Domain.2013
Annual Business Valuation ConferenceUnderstanding Minimum Compensation in Eminent Domain2013
International Right of Way AssociationWho pays for what? The intersection of condemnation and contamination2012
Richneck Seminar: Mock Congressional HearingHarris Neck Land Trust Movement2011
Hennepin County Bar AssociationAttorney's Fees and Minimum Compensation Statute Revisited2011
Minnesota State Bar Association, CLE CommitteeUnder the Rainbow - Now What? Nonprofits and Property Tax Exemptions,2009
Real Estate Institute Annual ConferenceProperty Tax Exemptions2001
Real Estate Institute Annual ConferenceNew Property Tax Legislation2001