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Harmelink Daniel

Dan Harmelink

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  • 21 years experience

Dordt College, B.A University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with High Distinction and Order of the Coif

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Following law school, Dan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Wollman, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Since joining the firm in 2000, Dan has worked with local, regional and national companies on a variety of business transactions. His areas of expertise are corporate law, energy law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing and real estate.

Dan’s corporate practice includes both business entity formation and general corporate representation. Dan works with clients to plan and organize various forms of for-profit entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, cooperatives and limited partnerships. He works with business owners on stock transfer issues, business succession planning, and related formational issues. Dan has also formed, and continues to counsel, a number of local non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis.

Dan serves as outside counsel to a number of local and regional companies. He consults with boards of directors and management on issues of corporate governance and a wide range of business matters. Dan is experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts on behalf of his corporate clients, including complex products and services agreements, development contracts, debt instruments and a variety of other agreements.

Dan has an active mergers and acquisitions practice, representing both sellers and buyers in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing various forms of transactions, including asset sales, stock transfers, statutory mergers and tax-free reorganizations. These transactions have ranged in size and scope from the transfer of small family-owned businesses to multi-million dollar national concerns.

In addition to his work for clients, Dan also serves in leadership roles within the firm and the community. He is past chair of the firm’s Business Organizations and Transactions Practice Group. Dan is a member of the School Board of Sioux Falls Christian Schools, where he currently serves as Board President.

Dan and his wife, Terri, have three children. Dan enjoys athletics of all kinds, particularly baseball and biking. Dan is an avid reader. Dan and his family enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors.