Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1969

  • National Moot Court Team
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Creighton Law Review editorial board member and author

Creighton University, B.A., 1966

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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Daniel J. Cole Jr.
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Dan Cole is a member of Briggs and Morgan's Real Estate section. He practices principally in the areas of:

  • Real estate purchase and sale
  • Real estate finance
  • Commercial leases
  • Title, survey and title insurance
  • Environmental issues
  • Multi unit projects
  • Residential transactions

With 49 years of experience, Dan works closely with personal, institutional and corporate clients to address various real estate needs involving the purchase or sale of houses, residential and commercial units, and buildings; financing; title and survey review; leasing; and documentation for common interest communities, both residential and commercial. He also works on troubled real estate projects and assists clients with foreclosures, lease defaults, workouts and cancellations of contracts for deed.

As a complement to his practice, Dan provides pro bono legal assistance to individuals and organizations, handling several pro bono real estate matters per year that involve issues regarding housing, landlord-tenant disputes, equity skimming and foreclosures.

Dan recently taught a real estate transactions course at William Mitchell College of Law. 

Dan served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps for four years before joining Briggs. 

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, Real Estate Property Law Section, MSBA, 2017
  • Distinguished Service Award, Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2014
  • America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2005 Client Guide, Chambers USA
  • Leading American Attorney
  • Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • Pro Bono Publico Attorney Award, 1988
  • Twin Cities Creighton Alumni Club Honor Roll, 1988

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Certified Real Property Law Specialist
  • Board of Governors, Member, 1994-1995
  • Real Estate Section, Chairperson,1988-1989
  • Committee on Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged, Member, 1986-1987
  • North Star Lawyer, Member, 2013-current

American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Member

Briggs and Morgan Pro Bono Committee

Twin Cities Creighton University Alumni Board, Member

Ramsey County Bar Association

  • President, 1991-1992
  • Member, Executive Counsel, 1984-1987
  • Real Estate Section, Former Chairperson

Creighton University, Former Member, National Alumni Board

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS), Former President, Board of Directors

Creighton University School of Law Advisory Board, Member

Pro Bono

Named a North Star Lawyer for more than 50 hours of pro bono legal services by the Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012-current.