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Vital expertise for what matters.

Never one for off-the-shelf legal fixes, Dan Beckman has a knack for fitting the solution to each client’s unique situation. His skill in finding appropriate, cost-effective and timely resolutions to a wide range of legal problems makes him an adept and versatile attorney.

Dan represents a variety of individuals, businesses, banks, insurers, commercial property owners and managers. His work for these clients includes litigation, real estate, licensing and leasing, shareholder issues, non-competition, non-solicitation, non-circumvention agreements and estate and succession planning and collections.

Areas of Expertise

Agriculture Law & Agribusiness

  • Purchase & Leasing
  • Planning, Zoning & Land Use
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Water Rights & Wetland Mitigation
  • Ag Financing & Debt Restructuring
  • Agribusiness Formation & Transactions
  • Agriculture Contracts
  • Employment Matters
  • Estate & Success Planning
  • Ag Litigation

Corporate Law

  • Business Entity Formatting
  • Partner & Shareholder Agreements
  • Contract Law
  • Purchase of Sale of Business
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Succession Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Finance & Banking

  • Loan Transactions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Collection Actions
  • Portfolio Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Employment & HR Consulting
  • Business Planning & Administration
  • Bank Litigation
  • Reorganization & Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Lending
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance

Insurance

  • General Liability
  • Property Insurance
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Insurance Agents' Errors & Omissions
  • Employment
  • Auto Insurance
  • Homeowners
  • Life Insurance
  • Title Insurance

Intellectual Property

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Trade Secrets & Non Competes
  • Licensing
  • Trademarks

Labor & Employment

  • Labor Relations
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Employment
  • Health & Safety

Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Ownership Disputes & Dissolutions
  • Business Torts Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Property Disputes & Land Use
  • Regulatory Compliance & Defense
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • Civil Appellate Law
  • Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

  • Eminent Domain
  • Compliance & Permitting
  • Transactions & Due Diligence
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Utilities
  • Housing & Community Development
  • Financing

Trusts & Estates

  • Wills, Trusts, Codicils & Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives & Living Wills
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Farm Estate & Succession Planning
  • Estate & Gift Tax
  • Probate
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Medicaid, Medicare, Nursing Home & Elder Law
  • Estate & Probate Litigation
  • Charitable Gift Planning

Experience

  • Litigated Probate Claims

    Litigated probate claims involving trusts, removal of personal representatives, undue influence and breach of fiduciary duties.

  • Collection Cases Involving Counterclaims

    Represented banks in collection cases involving counterclaims claiming oral modifications of credit agreements, defamation, interference with contractual relationships, interference with business contractual relationships, lender liability, principal liability, negligence, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, deceptive trade practices and accounting. Negotiated numerous workouts and forbearance agreements in connection with loans involving real estate, manufacturing, service, distribution, retail and franchise interests.

  • Priority of Claims to Cattle

    Successfully represented clients in a dispute over priority of claims to cattle in the South Dakota Supreme Court.

  • Acquiring Land and Buildings

    Represented commercial property and restaurant owners in acquiring land and buildings for restaurants in Uptown, South Minneapolis, Northeast Minneapolis and Robbinsdale.