Michael J. Salchert

Michael J. Salchert

Woodbury, Minnesota

Michael J. Salchert joined Sjoberg & Tebelius in 2013, bringing to the practice not only his experience as an attorney, but also an extensive background in business. As a vital asset within the firm, he expertly bridges any gaps in matters involving businesses and the interests of business owners, which often extend beyond strictly legal outcomes. He diligently develops creative solutions to help clients navigate through complex legal and business challenges to arrive at desired results.

Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of transactions, advising professionals, and other business matters. He walks clients through the necessary steps regarding contracts, purchasing and selling businesses, succession planning, corporate and employment matters, and general business issues. Combining his 35 years of experience working with dental practices with his in-depth knowledge regarding veterinary and optometry practices provides these professionals with a knowledgeable advocate able to address nearly any business or legal issue critical to their professional practice.

Michael strives to help his clients feel at ease and clearly understand their options. He prides himself on being fiercely loyal and committed to providing quality results, and this is evident to his clients and colleagues through his reliability, responsiveness, and enthusiasm.

When he's not at the office, Michael enjoys golfing, reading, going to the movies, visiting art galleries and attending live music performances. As a fine dining and wine enthusiast, he appreciates evenings with family and friends at local restaurants. He's a strong supporter of organizations that give back, with the non-profit Smiles Change Lives being close to his heart.

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, 2006
  • 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