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Daniel H. Minkus

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Office

Birmingham

151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Fax: +12489881835
Education
J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1985
B.A., Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1982
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
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Chambers 2020 minkus
Super lawyers 2015

Daniel H. Minkus

Member

Daniel H. Minkus counsels commercial clients on significant business matters. He advises clients with mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as business planning, joint ventures, governance, supply chain agreements, and various other contracts. 

For more than 30 years, Dan has concentrated his practice in the areas of business planning, strategic initiatives, and counseling clients with respect to a wide range of matters.

 Dan counsels clients with respect to a wide array of business matters, ranging from internal corporate and company maintenance and decision-making practices to the many issues relating to a company's activities with its stakeholders, lenders, suppliers, customers/clients, employees, and governmental authorities.

He acts as “general counsel” for numerous clients on an ongoing basis and has gained the trust and confidence of many clients as a “trusted advisor”.  He has significant experience advising and assisting clients with ongoing business needs including issues often faced when entering into or terminating relationships with third parties. Dan has vast experience counseling clients with business planning, structuring, and recapitalization. 

Dan has significant experience as the principal and lead attorney on numerous mergers and acquisitions (and divestitures) on behalf of many clients of the firm. His reputation has been recognized by numerous peer-reviewed sources, and he is routinely counted among the elite M&A attorneys in the country. He has successfully negotiated scores of transactions, ranging from those for smaller entrepreneurial businesses to those of multi-national clients of the Firm. Dan is praised by clients and professionals for his creative and well-thought solutions to issues presented.

Daniel has a broad range of experience representing purchasers, sellers, and joint venturers, with respect to asset and equity transactions, as well as significant purchase agreements, sale agreements, supply agreements, and trading agreements associated with ongoing business activities.  Dan has crafted hundreds of contracts addressing confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation, protection of intellectual property, distributorships, licenses, management, and employment matters. He is well-versed in business planning strategies and structuring of unique agreements to suit client needs. 

Awards/Achievements
Named among Best Lawyers in America - Corporate Law by Best Lawyers (2021)
Recipient of Stephen Schulman Award for exceptional contributions to the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Named a "Top Attorney" by DBusiness Magazine
Memberships
Chambers USA list of the nation's leading business lawyers
Institute For Continuing Legal Education's Business Law Advisory Committee, Director of Training for the Business Boot Camp joint initiative between the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the State Bar's Business Law Section
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section Council (1994-2001), past Chairman (2001); Business Law Section's Unincorporated Enterprises Committee Chairman (1991-2014) ; Programs Director (2009-present)
The Best Lawyers in America
American Bar Association Business Law Section
Michigan Humane Society, Board of Directors
Michigan Special Olympics, State Sports Director for Soccer
Leadership Oakland, Board of Directors
United Way Community Services Volunteer
Youth Soccer Coach
Experiences

Represented a newly formed Michigan limited liability company, in its efforts to purchase land, obtain appropriate local zoning and seek third parties to obtain licenses under PA 281 for medical cannabis-related activities. 

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Advised potential investors in a new business venture, including raising $15,000,000 in capital, that would have as its purposes the purchase and outfitting of improved real estate to then be leased to growers under PA 281.

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