Practice Overview

Daniel T. Kadlec advises clients on a wide variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing and ‎succession planning. Dan also serves as the firm’s chief ‎financial officer and served for 10 years as a member of its board of directors. Prior to joining the firm, he spent several years as a CPA with Ernst & Young. This ‎background, together with his present role in firm management, provides ‎Dan with unique insights into advising ‎clients on finance and business matters.

Representative Experience


  • Lead corporate and finance counsel for retail client in obtaining and closing $755 million securitized loan from German American ‎Capital Corporation.‎
  • Finance counsel to international franchise company in obtaining $108 million credit facility from Golub Capital, LLC.‎
  • Acquisition and finance counsel to food industry client in $35 million buyout of managing partner and restructuring of business. ‎
  • Lead borrower’s counsel for multi-unit quick service restaurant franchisee in $30 million credit facility from Wells Fargo Bank, NA, ‎and subsequent amendments.‎
  • Lender’s counsel in numerous transactions for provider of educational testing and other services, including obtaining $34 million ‎credit facility from regional bank.‎

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Primary advisor to large veterinary practice with multiple locations in connection with sale to national provider.
  • Lead counsel for Canadian manufacturer of water and waste water treatment products in multiple acquisitions of similar businesses ‎in the United States.‎
  • Counseled multi-state engineering firm in conversion to 100% ESOP-owned firm.  
  • Structured management purchase of major Minneapolis restaurants from original owner. Serve as outside general counsel for ‎restaurants.‎
  • Advised large dental practice in successful separation from its management company and the acquisition of multiple locations.
  • Primary counsel for large co-op client in formation of joint ventures with other regional and national co-ops and with a non-U.S. ‎agricultural products manufacturer.‎

General Corporate Matters

  • Corporate counsel to large family-owned business in connection with restructuring ownership of hundreds of direct and indirect-‎owned entities to simplify bank reporting requirements.‎
  • Managed complete review and update of product warranties for a national manufacturer of plumbing products.‎
  • Serve as outside general counsel for numerous privately-held businesses.‎

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Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)

Community Service

  • Bethany Academy, Board of Directors, 2011 - 2016
  • Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2009
  • Transform Minnesota, Board of Directors, 2001 - 2007
  • New Life Family Services, Board of Directors, 1995 – 2001


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, 1994, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, 1988 B.S. Accounting, with highest distinction 


  • Elijah Watt Sells Award on CPA Exam, 1988
  • Rising Star®, Super Lawyers magazine, 2002, 2004

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Larkin Hoffman, Chief Financial Officer
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member