Daniel F Burkhart

Daniel F. Burkhart

Daniel Burkhart is a transactional associate in the Detroit office of Dickinson Wright PLLC.  His practice focuses on debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, corporate governance, and workouts and restructuring.  He has experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide array of commercial contracts, including loan origination and workout agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and corporate governance documents.  Prior to joining Dickinson Wright PLLC, he worked as a Senior Consultant at Plante Moran PLLC, where he focused on process improvement and business analysis for a variety of North American manufacturing and distribution companies.

Education & Credentials


John Carroll University

B.S., 2010

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

J.D., 2015
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Executive Editor
  • Frank Murphy Honor Society
  • Tutorial Assistant: Civil Procedure
  • Dean’s Academic Scholarship

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Prominent Assignments

Represents agents and lenders in a wide variety of loan origination transactions, including asset-based credit facilities, multibank credit facilities, and participations.

Represents sellers and purchasers in connection with corporate and real estate acquisitions and dispositions.

Counsel to agent in connection with acquisition financing of a major automotive manufacturer.

Counsel to trade finance company in its cross-border acquisition of leading asset-based lender and restructuring of syndicated loan facility.

Counsel to municipality in its acquisition and annexation of real estate for a significant economic development initiative.

Counsel to lender in connection with workout of multiple loans to food and beverage manufacturer, resulting in large note sale transaction.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

  • Ss. Peter and Paul Warming Center
  • H.E.L.P. Legal Aid Clinic


  • Plante Moran, PLLC, Senior Consultant
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Judicial Law Clerk


  • Author, Michigan Enacts New Qualified Dispositions in Trust Act, Michigan Bar Journal, March 2018, Volume 97, No. 3

  • Author, Agree to Disagree: The Circuit Split on the Definition of "Arbitration", 92 U. DET. MERCY L. REV. 57 (2015)

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