Kreis Enderle is thrilled to announce that shareholder Dan McGlinn was selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly for its “Leader in the Law” 2022 Class.
The honorees recognized as “Leaders in the Law” set the standard for other lawyers through their outstanding contributions to the practice of law and the justice system in Michigan. They demonstrate tremendous leadership and seek to improve the legal community and their communities at large.
Why is Dan a Leader in the Law?
At the core of Dan’s practice are a love of the law, entrepreneurialism, Michigan business, and the people who ensure the state’s economy remains vibrant. Many of Dan’s clients are considered quintessential emerging and middle-market Michigan-based companies with valuations ranging from $10 to $20 million. Some started with only an idea, a small group of dedicated entrepreneurs, and a vision. Dan served and continues to serve as their one-stop legal advisor and strategist and has been instrumental in helping them evolve into really cool Michigan success stories over time.
Dan is one of those rare business law counselors whose old-school practice and service, coupled with his decidedly modern approach to practicing transactional law, have made him a tried-and-true advisor to Michigan businesses seeking to go all the way according to their unique definitions of success. Whether it’s tech, healthcare, or a general business enterprise, Dan has defied the odds and maintained his client relationships for decades at a time. He believes responsiveness and viable solutions – even if those solutions do not conform to what the client imagined at the time – are the reason he succeeds.
In addition, Dan is a business law advisor who thrives in the face of creation and helps business clients progress throughout the organization’s life cycle. Dan does not believe in destruction. Instead, he is expressly focused on practical growth and strategies grounded in the law and supporting important ROI. His optimism manifests in the clients he serves and the significant deals he transacts. Dan remains driven to succeed on behalf of those he serves because he derives so much personal satisfaction from being a problem solver. Simply, Dan relishes being his client’s first-call advisor who supports their specific goals and objectives at every turn.
Dan McGlinn helps businesses and other organizations grow and prosper at every phase of the business life cycle. The hallmark of Dan’s steadfastly extraordinary practice includes business clients who come to Dan and stay for decades. A critical and seamless member of each client’s team, Dan has been with a selection of his clients for over 30 years and counting. We all know that serving clients for decades is rare in today’s legal industry, particularly given commercial law’s intense competition. Dan’s client-staying power is indicative of his seemingly intuitive ability to build and maintain complete client loyalty and satisfaction – year after year after year.
Dan has advised myriad clients, ranging from start-ups to large and fast-growth companies, on issues of entity formation, shareholder and member agreements and rights, compensation arrangements, contacts, mergers and acquisitions, distributor and sales representative agreements, and software and technology agreements. He is that counselor who provides actionable solutions and clear answers to the day-to-day questions and challenges that arise while doing business throughout Michigan and beyond.
With a deep bench of specialized expertise in representing healthcare providers, Dan represents medical practices and healthcare providers on their most important transactions and developmental initiatives. He is fluent in HIPAA, the Stark Law, state and federal anti-kickback laws, and other regulations specific to the healthcare industry. He has also authored several professional articles on healthcare law for major legal and other publications.
As a compliment to his business law practice at every stage of development, Dan advises on estate planning for individuals and families and succession planning for family-owned businesses seeking to transition from one generation to the next. He is skilled in drafting wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, patient advocate designations, and other estate planning documents that accomplish his clients’ goals, including funding trusts and distributing tax-sensitive assets to beneficiaries. He advises on asset protection and helps address the specialized needs of individuals as they age.
Commitment to the legal profession
Dan’s passion for the law extends beyond his clients to improving the profession as a whole. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Health Law Section of the Michigan Bar, and is active in the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). On two occasions, he served as an adjunct professor teaching health law and health law administration at Western Michigan University.
Dan is the practice leader of Kreis Enderle’s Business and Employment Practice Groups and takes great pride in providing leadership and mentoring to the firm’s younger attorneys. Passing on his passion for the profession.
Giving back to the community
Even though Dan devotes so much of his time to the practice of law, giving his time to the community is equally important to him. Dan served six years on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, where he was its vice chairperson for three years. After his term, he was invited to join and currently serves on the LIFT Foundation board of directors, a very important cause to him. Established in 1966, the LIFT Foundation helps people with very low incomes and disabilities access affordable housing in the Kalamazoo area. Today, LIFT operates and maintains over 500 apartment homes and communities for individuals and families in the Kalamazoo community.
He previously served on the Lakeside for Children board, the Friends of Western Michigan University PAC, the Western Michigan University Center for Disability Services board, the Northside Business Association board, and the Kalamazoo County Commission.