William M. Burns




William M. Burns handles private and public financing of business enterprises, healthcare business issues, and mergers and acquisitions. He also provides general business advice, management of litigation and other dispute resolution services. Burns is also a real estate lawyer and works in multi-family and commercial real estate development. His clients include large and small businesses, banks, real estate developers, educational institutions and medical specialists. Burns is a strong supporter of legal services for low-income individuals. He is listed among the “Best Lawyers in America” and has been voted a “Super Lawyer” by his peers in Minnesota Law & Politics‘ annual surveys.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan – with distinction
Juris Doctor, University of Michigan – cum laude


Minnesota State Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association – member
Minnesota State Bar Association – Pro Bono Publico Award
University of Michigan Law Review – Editor
University of Michigan Law School – Order of the Coif
University of Michigan College of Literature Science and Arts – Associate Dean from 1966-1968

Community Activities:

College of St. Scholastica – Trustee Emeritus and former board chair
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota – former president
Legal Assistance of Minnesota Board of Directors – former member
Spirit Mountain Recreation Area – former chair
United Way – former chairman
Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center – former board chair

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