Attorney | Shareholder

Daniel E. Berndt

Daniel E. Berndt - Dunlap Law Attorney

507.288.9111 (P)

507.288.9342 (F)



State of Minnesota
United States District Court District of Minnesota
United States Federal Courts
United States Tax Court


Minnesota State University, Mankato
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude
Rochester Junior College
Associate in Arts

Dan focuses his practice on business law, providing legal services to limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations. He acts as general counsel to privately held businesses, with an emphasis on financing, mergers, acquisitions and succession planning. Dan also advises clients on real estate development, taxation and corporate formation. He has expertise in negotiation of leases, purchase or sale agreements and tax-deferred exchanges. He represents lenders in commercial loan transactions.

Dan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Juris Doctor, and a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a graduate of Rochester Junior College with an Associate in Arts degree. Dan has served as president of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Rochester Area Foundation, Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc., Olmsted Medical Center Regional Foundation and numerous other organizations.

Dan has been selected by his peers to Minnesota Super Lawyers®.


  • Corporate +
    • Bankruptcy & Collection Actions
    • Closely Held Businesses
    • Commercial & Business Litigation
    • Contracts
    • Creditors' Rights
    • Governance & Formations
    • Intellectual Property & Licensing (including copyrights, patents and trademarks)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Owner Disputes (including member, partner and shareholders)
    • Startups (including venture capital and angel financing)
    • Succession Planning
  • Finance & Banking +
    • Commercial Lending
    • Creditors Rights (including foreclosures and other collection actions)
    • Loan Transactions
  • Real Estate +
    • 1031 Exchanges
    • Commercial Leases
    • Compliance & Permitting
    • Eminent Domain
    • Financing
    • Housing & Community Development
    • Land Use
    • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
    • Litigation
    • Purchase Agreements
    • Title Services (including closings, opinions and insurance)

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