Daniel L. Lowin

Attorney

Minneapolis

612-672-3641

dlowin@messerlikramer.com

Assistant: Shawna Spindler

612-672-3721

Profile

Dan began his career as a business litigator with a top-100 law firm and spent many years serving as Senior Counsel for a publicly-traded international technology company.  He uses this unique background to deliver advice and solutions that help his clients manage their businesses and protect their bottom line.  As a former in-house attorney, Dan knows how companies function and what their leaders expect from legal counsel.  He also knows what happens when things go wrong, and how to prevent disputes from arising by managing risk up-front. 

Dan leverages his skills and experience to advise on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, vendor/customer agreements, employment policies and disputes, and business-competition issues (including trade secret and non-compete agreements and disputes).  His  ability to blend legal acumen with business judgment has earned him a reputation as a valuable partner to business teams and executives; clients view Dan as an extension of their internal team.  His affable enthusiasm also enables him to work collegially with opposing counsel and get deals done efficiently.

Outside of his law practice, Dan enjoys spending time with his family.  He also is an accomplished woodworker and a mediocre golfer.

Representative Experience
  • Represented cutting-edge technology company in contract negotiations with state, city, and municipal governments.

  • Represented plastic mold injection manufacturer in contract negotiations with large-scale purchasers.

  • Advised on contract, employment, intellectual property, and general business law matters as outside general counsel for design firm.

  • Advised business clients on non-competition, trade secret, and intellectual property protections.

  • Represented numerous corporate and individual clients in shareholder disputes and negotiations.

  • Represented large, for-profit university in contract negotiations, agency actions, and other business law issues.

  • Supported M&A teams, negotiated vendor contracts, advised C-suite on domestic and international employment laws, drafted employment policies and agreements, managed litigation, negotiated settlements, and assisted with corporate governance matters in role as in-house counsel.

  • Represented minority owner in high-value buyout of shares in technology company.

  • Represented joint-venture partner in arbitration raising franchise claims, breaches of fiduciary duties, and other issues; successfully resolved via settlement.

  • Represented trucking companies at Court of Appeals and secured reversal of decision imposing personal liability on owner.

  • Represented general contractors in disputes with subcontractors and project owners; successfully resolved via settlements.

  • Represented numerous corporate clients in cases involving non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and trade secret misappropriation.

Publications & Presentations

Publications 

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Preparing Your Startup for Investment” – Twin Cities Startup Week, Messerli Kramer, October 2018
  • Co-Presenter, “Preparing Your Startup for Investment” – Twin Cities Startup Week, Messerli Kramer, October 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “International Employment Law – 10 Things to Know When Entering a New Jurisdiction” – Minnesota CLE, October 2013
Professional & Community

Admissions 

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Honors & Distinctions

• Scales of Justice Pro Bono Award, Dorsey & Whitney