Beeson, Daniel J.

633 South Concord StreetSuite 400Saint Paul, MN 55075


Updated: 08/10/2015


Represented landowner and defeated government’s attempt to condemn one-half of owner’s development parcel at condemnation petition hearing. Subsequent negotiations resulted in successful fair market value sale and favorable high density rezoning of remainder parcel with a multi-million dollar benefit to client.

Successfully represented landowner in a condemnation of undeveloped parcels for construction of a controlled access highway interchange in the metro area...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder, since 1981

Practice Areas

  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Governmental Law
  • Independent Hearing Examiner (Contested Relocation Assistance Appeals)


  • 90%

Representative Clients

  • Sinclair Oil Corporation, Inc.
  • Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC
  • Sears Roebuck and Co.
  • Rosemount Aerospace, Inc.
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • Ashland, Inc.
  • Lake States Lumber, Inc.
  • Church of St. Henry
  • RWH Properties, Inc.
  • Doctors Park Properties, Inc.
  • Gonyea Land Company
  • Life Church
  • West St. Paul Economic Development Authority
  • South St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority
  • City of Inver Grove Heights
  • Optimum Mortgage Services, Inc.


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Right of Way Association
  • First Judicial District Ethics Committee
  • Minnesota Eminent Domain Institute (MEDI)
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Eminent Domain Section (Civil Jury Instruction Guide Subcommittee (Eminent Domain))


  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2006 - 2007

Classes and Seminars

  • "Post Kelo v. City of New London: Minnesota Answers the U.S. Supreme Presentations Court's Invitation to Restrict the Exercise of Government Taking Power", Minnesota Paralegal Association Convention
  • "An Overview of Inverse Condemnation," Minnesota Right of Way Professionals Conference, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • "Vacation of Public Road Right of Way and Taking of Abutting Owner's Easements of Air, Light, View and Access,", Minnesota Institute of Legal Education
  • "Doing the Right Thing: Ethics and Legal Considerations in Condemnation," Minnesota Right of Way Professionals Conference, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • "Condemnation Commissioners in the First Judicial District,", Hennepin County Bar Association, Eminent Domain Section
  • "Preparation for a Successful Hearing on Petition and Quick Take," Minnesota Right of Way Professionals Conference, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • "The Practice of Law as a Higher Calling," Minnesota Right of Way Professional Conference, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Pro Bono Activities

  • Dakota County Law Library Board
  • Lake Region Hockey Board
  • North Suburban Youth Lacrosse Association Board
  • Former Minnesota Hockey District 2 Representative


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota, 1977
    J.D. Juris Doctorate
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, 1972
    B.A. Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Marshal H. Alworth Scholar
    Honors: Frederick Klaeber Merit Scholar
    Major: Political Science


Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


633 South Concord StreetSuite 400Saint Paul, MN 55075

Office Hours

8 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


  • 651-450-7384



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