Daniel Reiff

Daniel Reiff

Reiff Law Office
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law...
  • Minnesota
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Summary

I can spend all kinds of time talking about my background and credentials, like how I graduated summa cum laude from law school, did a prestigious clerkship, and have 15 years of legal experience. But you know what? That's probably not what you want to hear about. You want to know how I can help you.

Here's how I can help you. I help you become a better parent, a better spouse, or a better business owner. I approach my work, not primarily through the lens of a lawyer, but through the lens of one who has personally had to use my legal work. I have had to personally do the estate planning for my wife when she was dying, and then I had to administer her estate. I am a business owner. I own real estate. So, when I do my work, my aim is to make you better at you want.

Because I have personally used my own services, I have changed how I practice. When I do estate planning, I do it from the perspective of a widower. My late wife died when she was 34 years old. Knowing she was dying, I did her estate planning.

After she died, I had to take care of her estate. So, when I do estate planning, it is a deeply personal thing for me, and I try to do it as one who has personally experienced it. This is not a simple thing of just giving you the correct legal forms and sending you on your way. It is about understanding what it is actually like and helping guide you through the process in a very practical and understanding way. The last memories you have of your spouse or parent are not the death bed; they come after the death when you have to put the pieces of your life back together. Until you have gone through it, it is very difficult to understand what really happens.

When I work on business or real estate matters, I approach them as one who owns his own business. The greatest legal analysis in the world is irrelevant if it isn't practical. I am nothing if not practical because I understand what it takes to build a profitable business.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most of my work is on a flat fee basis. That way, there are no surprises on your bill.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Reiff Law Office
- Current
The Reiff Law Office focuses on real estate and business transactions, litigation, and mediation as well as estate planning and probate. We deal with leases, real estate sales, business start-ups, contracts, banking, mechanics' liens, probates, will, trusts, and more.
attorney
Strusinski, Libby & Assoc., P.A.
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I focus on the legal needs for small businesses and individuals. I do business transactions, real estate sales and leases, help create businesses, negotiate and write various contracts, register trademarks and copyrights, litigate and negotiate business disputes, draft employment agreements, and various other tasks for businesses. In addition, I do estate planning and probate. In my experience, estate planning frequently dovetail considerably with business planning.
associate attorney
Saliterman & Siefferman
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I focused primarily on business matters including trade secrets, contracts, business torts, trademarks, noncompete agreements, employment agreements, construction law, business start-ups, and mechanic's liens. I also handled a number of issues related to real property including property valuations, registration of property, eminent domain, condemnation, and trespasses to property. Lastly, I focused on issues related to estate planning, such as trustee's and personal representative's duties, funding the estate, taxes, and creditors. I was named the firm's Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2006.
associate attorney
Tomsche, Sonnesyn & Tomsche
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Special Assistant County Attorney
Olmsted County Attorney's Office
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Law Clerk
Minnesota Court of Appeals
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Education
Luther College
B.A.
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Honors: * Magna Cum Laude * Dean's List * National Dean's List * National Merit Scholar
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Hamline University School of Law
J.D. | law
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Honors: * Summa Cum Laude * National Dean's List * MSBA's Award for Excellence in Employment Law * Awards for the highest grade in numerous classes
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Awards
Who's Who
Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
Who's Who
Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
Trial Lawyer of the Year
Saliterman & Siefferman
Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar
Member
Current
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City of Arden Hill Planning Commission
Commissioner
- Current
Activities: The Planning Commission addresses city land use issues, such as zoning ordinances, conditional use permits, and variances.
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Republican National Lawyer's Association
member
- Current
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Ramsey County Bar Association
member
- Current
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Minnesota Young Republicans
Chair
- Current
Activities: The Minnesota Young Republicans is affiliated with the Republican Party of Minnesota and is the official organization for Republicans 18-40 in the state of Minnesota.
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Jaycees
member
- Current
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Young Republican National Committee
member
- Current
Activities: The Young Republican National Committee is the national organization that represents Republicans aged 18-40 to the Republican National Committee.
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Hennepin County Bar Association
member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
12800 Whitewater Dr #100
Minnetonka, MN 55343
USA
Telephone: (612) 421-2175