Daniel J. Sathre


Daniel Sathre is a seasoned litigator with over ten years of complex commercial litigation experience.  Mr. Sathre specializes in financial services litigation, primarily representing large international financial institutions including mortgage loan originators, servicers and trustees for mortgage securitization trusts in both prosecution and defense of securitized trust assets involving securitization issues all the way through loan servicing and management/disposition of REO assets.
Before joining Greenstein Sellers, Mr. Sathre successfully resolved hundreds of lawsuits as lead counsel and managing counsel in a wide range of litigated and pre-litigation matters around the United States including shareholder disputes, homeowner/lender litigation, title insurance appeals and litigation, complicated real estate disputes, homeowner association issues, creditors’ remedies in bankruptcy and property/casualty insurance matters, among others. Mr. Sathre’s work on behalf of his clients resulted in recognition as a Minnesota Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for seven consecutive years.
Outside of the office, Mr. Sathre is a proud father of two as well as an avid hiker, cyclist, softball player and youth sports coach.


J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School

B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Obtained summary judgment in the amount of over $2.5 million in favor of a large national title insurance company against multiple defendants under the civil Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statute arising from a sophisticated mortgage fraud scheme.


Won summary judgment and a subsequent appeal on behalf of a large national mortgage loan servicer in the Minnesota Court of Appeals dismissing over half a dozen borrower counterclaims based upon theories of breach of contract, fraud and other torts arising out of alleged wrongful foreclosure and illegal servicing practices.


Won a Wisconsin court trial as lead trial counsel on behalf of both a large international bank and mortgage loan servicer which included a foreclosure judgment and a dismissal of Defendant’s fraud counterclaim from the bench.


Successfully defended a closely-held Minnesota business accused of fraud in the inducement and breach of a multi-million dollar asset purchase agreement by persuading the trial court to dismiss the claims on summary judgment.


Negotiated a $200,000 settlement on the eve of trial in favor of a national logistics provider after winning partial summary judgment and successfully disqualifying the defendant insurance company’s expert witness.


Obtained summary judgment in Federal court in favor of a large mortgage loan servicer dismissing Borrower’s claims under the Truth in Lending Act seeking to rescind his mortgage for alleged TILA violations.


Obtained summary judgment in Federal court dismissing Borrower’s affirmative claims for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Minnesota’s Homeowner Bill of Rights, dual-tracking and foreclosure statutes which Borrower alleged amounted to an illegal taking of his home, resulting in substantial economic damages and severe emotional distress.


Obtained an appellate victory in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals reversing the district court’s interpretation of the decedent’s will and awarding his client a substantially increased share of the decedent’s estate.


Won summary judgment on behalf of a Minnesota-licensed design professional dismissing professional malpractice claims based upon statute of limitations grounds and a lack of equitable tolling based upon fraud.


Secured a favorable cash settlement from a property insurer who had previously maintained a position of zero liability resulting from straight line wind damage to an industrial complex resulting in six-figure losses.


Successfully defended against Plaintiff’s summary judgment motion and negotiated a favorable pre-trial settlement on behalf of a Pennsylvania IT company which refused to pay a seven-figure e-discovery bill due to Plaintiff’s breach of contract and failure to effectively render contractual e-discovery services.

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