Dan J. Biersdorf

Dan J. Biersdorf

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Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Biersdorf & Associates
 | 150 S 5th Street, Suite 3100
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-339-7242
Fax: 612-339-0585
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016, 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain
    Attorney Profile

    Dan Biersdorf is a trial lawyer licensed in MN, WI, MI, PA, NY, FL, TX, OK, CO, WA and Oregon.  His practice primarily involves the representation of commercial land owners in their just compensation eminent domain claims against the government.  Additionally, he represents landowners in inverse condemnation, regulatory takings and constitutional law matters related to the right to take.  He also devotes a small portion of his practice to the representation of large commercial land owners in their property tax appeal cases.

    Dan has personally represented landowners in 15 states and has obtained beneficial rulings for property owners in the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the New York Appellate Division. 

    Dan Biersdorf graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1976 and is the managing partner of Biersdorf & Associates.

    About Dan Biersdorf

    Admitted: 1976, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: http://www.condemnation-law.com/attorney/dan-biersdorf/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the Oregon State Bar, 2011
    • Member of Colorado State Bar, 2010
    • Member of Washington State Bar, 2009
    • Member of Federal Supreme Court of the United States, 2009
    • Member of Michigan State Bar, 2005
    • Member of Florida State Bar, 2005
    • Member of Oklahoma State Bar, 2004
    • Member of Texas State Bar, 1993
    • Member of Pennsylvania State Bar, 1993
    • Member New York State Bar, 1990
    • Member of Federal 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985
    • Member of Wisconsin State Bar, 1985
    • Member of Minnesota State Bar, 1976

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, New Hope for Eminent Domain Cases, Convenience Store News, Convenience Store Industry, 2013
    • Author, A Welcome Change in Condemnation Law, Convenience Store News, 2013
    • Speaker, Regulatory Takings: The Crossroads Between Land Use Regulations and Eminent Domain, Oregon 17th Annual Land Use Law Seminar, 2013
    • Co-Presenter, 2013 Annual BV Conference, Appraisers, 2013
    • Presenter-debate style presentation, Who Pays for What? The Intersection of Condemnation and Contamination, International Right-of-Way Association's 58th Annual International Education Seminar, 2012
    • Author, Is Eminent Domain Imminent?, Convenience Store News, Convenience Store Industry, 2012
    • Speaker, Attorney's Fees and Minimum Compensation Revisited: Cameron Liquors Warehouse and recent district court cases, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2011
    • Speaker, The Richneck Seminar: Mock Congressional Hearing, Emory Law School, 2011
    • Speaker on a three person panel, Under the Rainbow - Now What? Nonprofits and Property Tax Exemptions, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2009
    • Speaker, New Property Tax Legislation, Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Estate Institute, 2001
    • Speaker, Property Tax Exemption, Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Estate Institute, 2001

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Cnty. of Scott v. Johnston, 841 N.W.2d 357 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013), 2013
    • Cnty. of Dakota v. Cameron, 839 N.W.2d 700 (Minn. 2013), 2013
    • FFT Sr. Communities, Inc. v. Town of Canandaigua, 96 A.D.3d 1396, 945 N.Y.S.2d 892 (2012) reargument denied, 98 A.D.3d 1326, 953 N.Y.S.2d 180 (2012) and leave to appeal denied, 20 N.Y.3d 856, 983 N.E.2d 770 (2013), 2013
    • State v. Ryan, 338 Wis.2d 695, 809 N.W.2d 37 (2012), 2012
    • 260 North 12th Street, LLC v. Wisconsin DOT, 2010 WI App 138, 329 Wis. 2d 748, 792 N.W.2d 572, 2012
    • Meis v DOT, No. 2010AP394, unpublished slip op. (Wis. Ct. App. June 10th, 2010), 2010, 2010
    • Meis v DOT, No. 2008AP616, unpublished slip op. (Wis. Ct. App. Feb. 5th, 2008), 2008
    • Spiegelberg v. State, 2006 WI 75, 291 Wis. 2d 601, 717 NW2d 641, 04-3384, 2006
    • The Landings LLC v. City of Waupaca, 287 Wis.2d 120, 703 N.W.2d 689, 2005 WI App 181, 2005

    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, 1973
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    Office Location for Dan J. Biersdorf

    150 S 5th Street
    Suite 3100
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

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