Daniel P. Brees

Senior Counsel

  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Dan Brees is Senior Counsel in the Minneapolis Office of GRSM.  He is a member of the Employment Law, Professional Liability Defense, and Commercial Litigation practice groups.  Dan has extensive experience litigating a broad range of commercial issues, including contract disputes, secured transactions, statutory violations, and commercial torts.  He also has a broad range of experience litigating employment claims.  

    Prior to law school, Dan was a Certified Public Accountant and gained valuable experience working in public accounting.  Drawing from both his litigation and accounting experience, he is committed to providing his clients business-driven legal advice to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.  


    • Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit 
    • U.S. Supreme Court


    • Minnesota Bar Association

    Community Involvement

    • University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Defended a Special Litigation Committee’s exercise of its business judgment and obtained a unanimous affirmance from a three-judge panel at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and successfully opposed a petition for certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court.
    • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of defendant in negligence action involving an aircraft accident in federal court.  
    • Represented Special Litigation Committee during a 21-month investigation of shareholder derivative claims and obtained dismissal of shareholder derivative claims against Fortune 500 company.
    • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of a bank in enforcing the bank’s priority rights for purchase money security interest under Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Education


    J.D., cum laude, University of St. Thomas School Law School, 2013 

    B.A., magna cum laude, Accounting; Financial Management, University of St. Thomas, 2008 


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