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Daniel Burns


Areas of Practice

By partnering with government entities, nonprofits and other organizations that serve the common good, I help build and strengthen communities.

Daniel Burns is an attorney in our Municipal Law group, with a focus in Public Finance. He serves as bond counsel to local governments, and assists with a variety of other economic development projects.

Dan also focuses his practice in the area of Affordable Housing, providing counsel to local governments’ public housing agencies, as well as landlords of affordable housing. He additionally serves as a neutral hearing officer for housing agencies.

Areas of focus include:

Aside from his work in our Municipal Law group, Dan relishes helping nonprofits with governing documents, state and federal compliance, financing options, and other legal issues. Dan also works with individual clients, developing their estate plans and real estate services.

Prior to joining Eckberg Lammers, Dan clerked for the St. Paul Public Housing Agency at the City of St. Paul City Attorney’s Office. He has also served as a legal advisor at the United Nations in New York City. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.

Dan lives in St. Paul with his wife and daughter. He enjoys traveling, being on or near the water, and frequents St. Paul Saints’ and Minnesota Twins’ baseball games.

Contact DANIEL Today.

Call 651-439-2878 or send an e-mail to schedule an appointment


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota


  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN
    – J.D.
  • The Catholic University of America,
    Washington, DC
    – B.A., magna cum laude


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    – Member
  • American Bar Association
    – Member
  • Ecomonic Development Association of Minnesota
    – Member
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    – Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
    – Member
  • Minnesota Institute of Public Finance
    – Member
  • League of Minnesota Cities
    – Member
  • Sensible Land Use Coalition
    – Member


  • Affordable Housing Connections
    – Board Member
  • The Lawyers Guild of St. Thomas More
    – Board Member