Daniel M. Eaton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Christensen Law Office PLLC
 | 800 Washington Avenue North, Suite 704
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-823-0188
Fax: 612-823-4777
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Consumer (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Providing a variety of legal services for individuals and businesses, Daniel M. Eaton is an attorney at Christensen Law Office PLLC. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, Mr. Eaton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Certified as a specialist in real property law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Mr. Eaton devotes a considerable amount of time to that subject. He has represented both buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial properties, and he has handled cases governed by the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, as well as those involving fraud, construction defects, mortgage servicing disputes and wrongful foreclosures.

Outside of the real estate area, Mr. Eaton has an active business law practice that involves assisting entrepreneurs with respect to the most appropriate form of legal entity for their new ventures, as well as sales and acquisitions, litigation, and general advice and counsel. Mr. Eaton also represents consumers who have become overwhelmed by their financial obligations and who are seeking debt relief by filing for bankruptcy protection. His excellent track record in all of his professional endeavors has earned him the respect of his colleagues, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Mr. Eaton is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Minnesota Bar Association. A 1996 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with honors from the University of Montana, he obtained his legal education at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2008.

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Practice Areas
  • 50%Real Estate
  • 30%Civil Litigation
  • 20%Business/Corporate


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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About Daniel Eaton

Admitted: 2008, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.clawoffice.com/bios/daniel-eaton


  • Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Real Property Specialist.
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • MSBA Board Certified Real Property Specialist, 2014 - Present.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Bar Admission, United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2011
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Co-chair, Minnesota State Bar Association Real Property Section Liaison Committee, 2017 - Present
  • MSBA Bankruptcy Bulletin Editorial Board Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section, 2012 - 2016
  • Bar Admission, United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 2009
  • Bar Admission, Minnesota State Court, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, YMCA Camp du Nord, 2018 - Present
  • Board Member, YMCA Camp Menogyn, 2012 - 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Selected Case Summaries Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Bulletin, 2012-2016
  • Presentation with Minnesota State Bar Association real property law section on mechanic's liens., Organizer, "Understanding Mechanic's Liens", 2019
  • Presentation for the Minnesota State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section on remedies for consumers facing foreclosure., Presenter, "Remedies for Consumers Facing Foreclosure", 2018
  • Presenter, "Helping the Distressed Homeowner in Foreclosure," Mortgage Foreclosure Conference, 2012, 2012
  • Presenter, "Five Problems That Can Derail Your Real Estate Closing (and what you can do to avoid them)," (MSBA, April 25, 2017), 2017
  • Presenter, "Dealing with Student Loans In and Out of Bankruptcy," 2015 Bankruptcy Institute (Minn. CLE October 8, 2015), 2015

Representative Clients:

  • Credit Acceptance Corp. v. Chakolis, Case No. 27-CV-O8-29096 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Dec. 12, 2011) 
  • Vdakes v. Mansion on Mt. Curve, Case No. 27-CV-HC-10-669 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Feb. 16, 2010)
  • Koller v. Lakes Area Home Buyers, Case. No. 62-CV-10-6101 (Minn. Dist. Ct. Nov. 16, 2011) and Koller v. Hoffman (In re Hoffman), 475 B.R. 692 (Bankr. D. Minn. 2012)
  • Nelson v. Faithful Financial, LLC, Civ. No. 10-3405 (D. Minn. Feb. 10, 2011)
  • Banks v. Kondaur Capital Corporation (In re Banks), 457 B.R. 9 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2011)
  • Quito v. Jaan Properties LLC, No. 27-CV-14-10131 (Minn. Dist. Ct. 4th Dist. Jan. 20, 2015).
  • Wirtz v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 185 F.Supp.3d 1140 (D. Minn. 2016) and 2016 WL 5402742 (D. Minn. Sept. 26, 2016). Client awarded $50,962.55 in damages and attorney fees against Specialized Loan Servicing due to mortgage servicer’s failure to properly investigate and respond when borrower notified his servicer of errors related to payments on his mortgage loan., 2016
  • In re Hoffman, 475 B.R. 692, Bankr. D. Minn. 2012. Prevailed at trial for plaintiff in real estate fraud case., 2012
  • Roloff v. v. Transform Design Solutions, LLC, No. 27-CV-16-3716 (Minn. Dist. Ct. 4th Dist. June 14, 2016). Client awarded $36,000.00 against home improvement contractor due to contractor’s failure to timely complete home remodeling project and due to defects in work completed by contractor., 2016
  • Althaus v. Cenlar Agency, Inc., 17-CV–445-JRT-DTS, 2017 WL 4536074 (D. Minn. Oct. 10, 2017). Claims arose from servicer's failure to pay borrower’s property taxes on time from escrow account. Court denied servicer’s motion to dismiss, finding that borrower had provided a basis for claims against the servicer under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and Minnesota’s mortgage servicing laws, 2017
  • Aarnio v. Village Bank, Case No. 13-CV-11-773, Minn. Dist. Ct. Oct. 22, 2012. Summary Judgment Holding that mortgage was void, 2012

Educational Background:

  • J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2008
  • University of Montana, B.A., in Journalism, Anthropology
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Office Location for Daniel M. Eaton

800 Washington Avenue North
Suite 704
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-823-0188

Fax: 612-823-4777

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Last Updated: 3/16/2020

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