Michael J. Salchert

Michael J. Salchert

Woodbury, Minnesota

Michael approaches issues from a business perspective with the strength of his legal knowledge and experience. Michael works diligently with clients to identify their interests and goals to provide creative solutions by strategically developing and implementing plans to attain results aligned with these interests and goals.  These plans are often grounded in his extensive business experience more than legal advice because client goals frequently are not limited to strictly legal outcomes.  

Michael concentrates his practice on transactions and other business matters, real estate, advice to licensed professionals, and estate planning and administration. Michael comprehensively advises and counsels clients in all aspects of business including formation, contracts, employment, real estate, succession planning and transactions from inception through completion including strategy, negotiation, due diligence, and drafting of definitive agreements.  Michael has many years’ of specific experience advising professionals in the buying and selling of their practices in the dental and veterinary markets. He also represents dentists and veterinarians (when necessary) before the governing board for their profession. He is experienced in handling complex client matters including but not limited to stock purchases, asset acquisitions, and distribution and licensing agreements. 


Areas of Practice

  • Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Business/Corporate
  • Professional Licensing
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Qualified Neutral- under Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts Rule 114.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2004
  • Wisconsin, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2012


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2004
  • St. Johns University, Collegeville, Minnesota
    • B.A.
    • Major: Sociology
    • Major: Government


  • Mark Rachac Capital Street Financial Services
  • Creig Andreasen, Messerli & Kramer
  • Dave Burns, Dave Burns Law Offices

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • 3M, Senior Account Representative

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Smiles Changes Lives, 2007 - Present


  • English