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About Dan

Business law guidance aimed at contributing to client growth

Dan Young counsels established and entrepreneurial companies on all aspects of business law with the objective of helping them achieve and sustain strategic growth. He is a trusted business advisor on legal matters that include mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and post-acquisition integration; shareholder, boards of directors and governance matters; e-commerce and licensing; contract structure and negotiations; and private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funding. His clients cover a variety of sectors, including:

  • Closely-held, private and family businesses
  • Emerging growth companies
  • Technology businesses

Dan commits to understanding the specific needs and growth objectives of his clients. With this knowledge, he strives to implement proactive practices that maximize the strengths and resources of the firm while leveraging key relationships designed to help bring budget predictability and cost-efficiencies.

Dan previously served as in-house general counsel for an online marketing and technology company, U.S. counsel for a Toronto-based technology company and in-house counsel for a major U.S.-based airline. Prior to and during law school, he worked as a research analyst for a Wall Street brokerage firm in New York and as a research assistant for the Minnesota State Auditor's Office focusing on municipal bond financing.

Experience in Action

  • Serves as outside general counsel for companies in a variety of industries.
  • Advises on commercial litigation and risk management, as well as legal issues related to health care and medical devices, financial services, real estate, employment and intellectual property.
  • Counsels clients on joint, strategic and international ventures.

Professional Recognitions

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers® (Business Law)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, member
  • Arizona Bar Association, member
  • Minnesota Bar Association, member
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, member
  • St. John’s Prep School, board of regents; Alumni Association, president
  • Feed My Starving Children, board of directors, legal counsel
  • James J. Hill Reference Library, board of directors, chair
  • Minnesota Special Olympics, Northland 300, legal counsel
  • Ruff Start Rescue Animal Care, legal counsel
  • Hennepin County, Ethics Review Committee
  • Minnesota Bar Association, Moot Court judge
  • LegalCORPs, volunteer lawyer
  • St. Thomas University Law School Mentorship program
  • William Mitchell College of Law, Business Law Mentorship program
  • Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Advocate for the Office of the Metropolitan Tribunal
  • Minnesota Cup, Divisional Business Plan judge
  • Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan judge
  • Arizona Small Business Development Center Network, volunteer lawyer
  • Community Action Partnership for Hennepin County, volunteer lawyer
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls Business School, adjunct professor
  • National Business Institute, presenter
  • Continuing Legal Education, presenter

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