Dan Savaloja is a Minnesota attorney and founded Savalaw with a focus on representing clients in the trucking and transportation industries, business and corporate clients, business clients with litigation, and individuals on various personal legal issues.

 

my background

Attorney Dan Savaloja began practicing as in-house house counsel for a large multi-national corporation in 1999. Dan’s experience covers a wide spectrum including trucking operations, transportation law issues; business and corporate issues including startups, governance, contract drafting, review and negotiations; U.S. DOT issues; various employment law issues; mergers and acquisitions; commercial real estate matters; drug and alcohol programs; employee handbooks; equipment lease, finance and purchases; government relations; freight claims and business succession planning.

Attorney Savaloja also assists clients when disputes arise and litigation becomes necessary to resolve a situation.

In addition, Attorney Savaloja counsels individuals on various personal matters including estate planning, probate and various property issues.

Adding to his legal experience, Dan has extensive operational experience running several companies including small to large trucking companies and other small businesses. He has also developed and implemented large LTL programs for cross functional application. In this regard, Dan has worked with the largest LTL trucking companies in the country negotiating contracts and implementing the programs.

Dan’s clients are well served by his experience, education (JD, MBA and BA), common sense and sound judgment.

Dan serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Trucking Association and is a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association and the Metro North Chamber of Commerce. Dan also currently serves a Board Member and past President for Impact Services, Inc. (Anoka-Champlin Meals on Wheels).

Dan is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and Anoka County Bar Association

In addition to practicing law, Dan is an avid outdoors enthusiast and Minnesota hockey fan.


Knowing the competitive nature of our world today, I feel treating clients and their needs as my first priority reminds me of how I would expect to be treated.
— Dan Savaloja, Lawyer

areas of practice

  • Trucking and Transportation Related Matters

    • Company Startups

    • Corporate, Limited Liability Company (LLC’s) and Partnership Matters

    • Independent Contractor Agreements and Relations

    • Motor Carrier, Shipper and Broker Contracts

    • DOT Qualifications and Operational Issues

    • Carrier Authority

    • Broker Authority

    • Employee and Driver Handbooks and Policies

    • Drug and Alcohol Programs

    • Audit Support and Compliance

  • Business and Corporate Issues

    • Corporate, Limited Liability Company (LLC’s) and Partnership Matters

    • Contracts and Supply Agreements

    • New Business Entity – Choice and Filings

    • Business Plans

    • Sales or Purchases of a Business

    • Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Business Succession Planning

    • Business and Corporate Governance

    • Employee Handbooks, Policies and Practices

    • Drug and Alcohol Programs

  • Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Equipment Financing, Leasing and Purchase

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1999

  • U.S. District Court, 2001

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D. – 1999

  • University of St. Thomas, Graduate School of Business, M.B.A. – 2002

  • Hamline University, B.A. – 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota Trucking Association (Past Chairman – Board of Directors (current))

  • Transportation Lawyers Association

  • Metro North Chamber of Commerce

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Anoka County Bar Association

  • Impact Services, Inc. (Meals on Wheels) (Past Board President and current Board Member)

Publications

  • Best Practices for Boat Shippers

  • Expanding the Range of Your Drivers


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