Dan McGlinn

Contact Information:



  • University of Detroit School of Law, J.D., (Cum Laude)
  • Michigan State University, B.A. in Economics

Community Involvement:

  • Lift Foundation Board

Past Involvement

  • Lakeside for Children Board
  • Friends of Western Michigan University PAC
  • Western Michigan University Center for Disability Services Board
  • Northside Business Association Board
  • Kalamazoo County Commission


Jennifer Ward
(269) 321-2343

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Health Law Section of the Michigan Bar


  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Commercial law advisor Dan McGlinn focuses on helping organizations grow and prosper at every phase of the business life cycle. Dan has advised many businesses and owners on issues of entity formation, shareholder/member agreements and rights, compensation arrangements, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, distributor and sales representative agreements, as well as software and technology agreements. His clients range from start-ups to large and fast-growth companies, for whom he advises on the day-to-day questions and challenges that arise while doing business at the regional, national, and international levels. Notably, Dan is well-versed in the legal needs associated with family-owned and privately-held businesses.

With specialized expertise in representing healthcare providers, Dan counsels many medical practices and healthcare providers regarding their most important transactions. He delivers a deep bench of understanding of HIPAA, Stark Laws, anti-kickback laws, and other regulations specific to the healthcare industry. Dan has written several professional articles on healthcare law.

Clients appreciate that Dan is timely in responding to their needs, provides high-quality work products across everything he does, and completes tasks on time and on budget. He is particularly skilled at identifying and addressing issues his clients may not have considered, a benefit of practicing commercial law for more than three decades. Dan is at his best when helping businesses realize their short- and long-term goals and ROI. He brings timely, practical solutions grounded in legal acumen and business savvy.

Dan also 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 tax-sensitive distribution of assets to beneficiaries. He advises on asset protection and helps address the specialized needs of individuals as they age.

Honors & Awards

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly “Leader in the Law,” 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2024