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, 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
  • Dean’s Academic Scholarship Recipient

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Representative Clients

  • JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • The Huntington National Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
  • Bank of America, N.A
  • Fifth Third Bank

Prominent Assignments

Represented agents, lenders, and borrowers in a wide variety of financing transactions, including acquisition financing, working capital financing, and refinancing and restructuring facilities and with respect to asset-based, middle market, and corporate banking segments.

Represented agents, lenders, and borrowers in connection with workouts of troubled loan facilities, resulting in restructuring of existing facilities in some cases and payoffs or note purchase arrangements in other cases.  

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

Represented multi-national companies in structuring U.S. entities and preparing organizational and corporate governance documents.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

  • Ss. Peter and Paul Warming Center
  • H.E.L.P. Legal Aid Clinic
  • Board Member, UNIFIED HIV Health and Beyond


  • 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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