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Daniel H. Minkus

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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 multinational 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.


J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1985
B.A., Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1982


Named 2024 Top Lawyer by DBusiness

Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame award (2024)

Named a Leading Lawyer in Birmingham by Leading Lawyers℠ (2014-2024)

Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law by Best Lawyers (2006-2024)

Chambers USA “Leader in Their Field,” Mergers & Acquisitions (2007-2023)

Recipient of Stephen Schulman Award for exceptional contributions to the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan

DBusiness Magazine “Top Attorney”

Selected as one of Michigan’s Top 100 Lawyers by Michigan Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate)


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)

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

State Bar Licenses