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University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D.,  2016

The Catholic University of America, B.A., 2011, magna cum laude

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Dan Burns is an associate in the firm’s Finance & Restructuring section where he practices in the Public Finance practice group and works primarily on:

  • municipal bond issuances;
  • conduit financings; and
  • other types of public finance transactions.

Prior to joining Briggs, Dan acted as Bond Counsel for government issuers including cities, towns, and school boards.  Dan also served in the St. Paul city attorney’s office where he represented the St. Paul Public Housing Agency as a student certified attorney.

Dan earned his law degree at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His undergraduate and graduate studies included a semester at John Cabot University in Rome, and a semester at Oxford University.

Dan drafted an amicus curiae brief On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a member of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy Editorial Board, and was published by the Cambridge University Press in the American Political Science Association's PS: Political Science & Politics.

He currently serves as a board member of Affordable Housing Connections.  Dan previously served as a legal advisor to the United Nations, a lead teacher for AmeriCorps and DC Reads, and completed an internship at the U.S. House of Representatives.

Professional Affiliations

Affordable Housing Connections, Inc., Board of Directors

Economic Development Association of Minnesota, Member

Minnesota Institute of Public Finance, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member