Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Business Lawyers

James Taurinskas
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South St. Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(651) 451-9743 633 Concord St S, #320
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
William Mitchell College of Law
Jim has practiced law since 1972 in Minnesota and 1986 in Wisconsin. In addition to his law practice, he is a licensed real estate broker (since 1976). He has served as President (twice) of the South St. Paul Rotary Club and Board of Directors of the St. Paul Heritage and Festival Association. Presently, Jim advises several privately-held companies on matters of initial incorporation and corporate governance. In addition, he counsels clients regarding real estate matters, condemnation proceedings, estate planning alternatives including trusts and wills, and related issues such as elder law, health care directives, powers of attorney,...
Brian Taurinskas
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South St Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(651) 451-9743 633 Concord St S, #320
South St Paul, MN 55075
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Brian has been admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota since 2004 and the State of Wisconsin since 2010. He attended Hamline University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2001. Brian attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law as a founding member in 2001 and received his Juris Doctor upon graduation in 2004. He is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Law Specialist, an achievement earned by fewer than 2% of licensed Minnesota attorneys. This certification program is administered by the MSBA and approved by...
David Holt
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St. Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(612) 293-0620 213 East 4th St STE 406
St. Paul, MN 55101
Business, Communications, Health Care and Insurance Claims
William Mitchell College of Law
I am transforming the future of healthcare both as an attorney and entrepreneur. I bring a legal mindset to my startup and an entrepreneurial mindset to my legal practice. I am a practicing attorney focusing on Healthcare & Business matters for Families, Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners. I am also the Co-Founder and General Counsel for miVoyce, a business that provides an online training solution for individuals to learn how to read medical bills, spot errors and negotiate payments. I am a native Minnesotan committed to helping other businesses and entrepreneurs thrive in Minnesota and ensuring we...
Joseph M. Flanders
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Eagan, MN Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(612) 424-0398 2600 Eagan Woods Drive
Suite 270
Eagan, MN 55121
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Consumer and Divorce
University of North Dakota School of Law
A Dakota County, Minnesota lawyer focusing on probate, estate planning, Wills, Trusts, family law, business law, and litigation.
Robert Lawton
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(651) 294-4925 1100 W. 7th Street, Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Hamline University School of Law
Rob is an experienced estate planning attorney, and provides free consulations on all files to evaluate a client's situation and explore what he can offer. He is a leader in the Minneapolis-St. Paul estate planning community, eduating other attorneys in the areas of estate planning, probate and trusts. He provides simple wills at low cost for clients with modest estates, and more sophisticated planning involving estate tax savings techniques and business sucession for wealthier clients.
Michael Sheridan
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Bloomington, MN Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(763) 568-7343 7900 International Dr.
Suite 300
Bloomington, MN 55425
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Real Estate
William Mitchell College of Law
Mike is an attorney with Atlas Law Firm. Mike is an experienced bankruptcy attorney having honed his skill at one of the largest bankruptcy law firms in Minnesota. Mike is able to provide his clients with much more one-on-one attention than attorneys at large firms with hundreds of clients. Mike assists his clients in deciding if bankruptcy is the best remedy for their debt problems, and if so, what chapter of bankruptcy best suits their needs and goals. Prior to helping people file bankruptcy, Mike worked for two Chapter 7 Trustees. He has broad experience assisting individuals and...
Kelly Lawton Rogosheske
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer
(651) 225-9165 1100 West 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Hamline University School of Law
John Meyer
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(651) 300-7830 445 Minnesota St
Suite 1500
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Business, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
Founder and Attorney John Meyer found his passion while deployed with the Minnesota Army National Guard in 2011. Working with unemployed soldiers before returning home, John worked hard to help those who wished to start their own businesses chart a path toward success. He carried that passion and focus from the sands of Kuwait and Iraq, through law school, into private practice.
Kevin Leiran
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(651) 379-3007 155 South Wabasha Street
Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Elder and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law
Kevin Leiran is a skilled, aggressive attorney practicing in the areas of Bankruptcy, civil litigation, probate and estate planning. Call Kevin today for quote.
Robert Douglas Kane Jr
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Eagan, MN Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(612) 701-7767 1795 Carnelian Lane
Eagan, MN 55122
Business, Criminal, Employment and Family
Hamline Univ School of Law
Rob Kane's practice consists primarily of counseling and representing individual and business clients on matters involving general business law, government relations, employment law, and contracts. He has over seven years of experience practicing law. He works with established businesses as well as entrepreneurs and growing businesses to assist with their legal requirements. He prides himself on understanding your business needs and responding promptly, efficiently and effectively. Rob can assist you right from the beginning, when you are deciding on a business form (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or another business entity), as well as during business growth. He can negotiate...
Paul Godfread
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Woodbury, MN Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(612) 284-7325 6043 Hudson Road
Suite 305
Woodbury, MN 55125
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications and IP
Paul Godfread is a Minnesota attorney with a practice focusing on trademark, copyright, technology and business law.
Mr. Ronan R Blaschko Esq.
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(651) 400-1520 1551 Livingston Ave, Suite 103
Saint Paul, MN 55118
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DWI
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Blaschko & Associates is a law firm dedicated to long term clients and assisting them in all aspects of their business and personal lives. We advise and assist our clients in their daily lives including contract, real estate, LLC and Company formation, governance, and operations, and all other transactions to purchase, sell, and debt collection including Litigation, criminal defense and bankruptcy. Our phones are answered 24 hours for emergencies. We offer flat fees, contingent and hourly pricing and take Visa-M/C. We want to be your Attorney! Call now and see what we can do for you.
Kristian Kircher
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Bloomington, MN Business Law Attorney
(952) 314-5101 8101 34th Ave. S.
Suite #340
Bloomington, MN 55425
Business, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Kristian is an experienced attorney specializing in business/corporate law. He guides entrepreneurs, small business owners, executive management teams, boards of directors, closely-held family businesses, shareholders and investors through all aspects of the business life cycle from entity creation to operation to exit.

Kristian provides value due to his expertise in all sectors of a business. He works with limited liability companies and partnerships, large corporations, nonprofit organizations and cooperatives. Kristian helps guide clients through every business matter they will face, ranging from corporate governance, debt and equity financing, purchase and sales, regulatory compliance, business strategy joint ventures and complex reorganizations. Clients...
Kristen Bullock
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(651) 270-6484 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W1272
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Abraham Schwager
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St. Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(651) 228-0497 332 Minnesota Street
Suite W2610
St. Paul, MN 55129
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
William Mitchell College of Law
I assist clients with comprehensive estate planning in Minnesota and Wisconsin, which includes sophisticated wealth preservation, transfer, and asset protection techniques. I represent a broad range of clients including young couples or others with modest estates, to farm and business owners, to highly compensated executives.
Steven C Opheim
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St Paul, MN Business Law Attorney
2602 US Bank Center
101 East Fifth Street
St Paul, MN 55101
Business, Real Estate, Tax and Trademarks
William Mitchell College of Law
Steven C. Opheim is an attorney at law with over 25 years of experience, practicing in the areas of Business Law, Creditor’s and Debtor’s Rights, Bankruptcy (Consumer and Business), Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law. Mr. Opheim is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Ramsey County Bar Association and Bankruptcy Section and Real Property Law Section of the MSBA. Mr. Opheim received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1982 after graduating from William Mitchell College of Law in 1985. Originally born...
Omeed Berenjian
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Bloomington, MN Business Law Attorney
(952) 314-5101 8101 34th Avenue S
Suite 340
Bloomington, MN 55425
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Omeed is a corporate attorney, focusing on small to medium sized privately-held businesses. Omeed’s practice includes advising clients on choice of entity, general corporate and partnership matters, commercial matters (contract drafting, review and advice), and shareholder and partner relations (shareholder, partnership, and “buy/sell” agreements).

Whether a large business or an entrepreneur in a start-up business, clients are proud to call Omeed Berenjian their lawyer, their confidante and their friend. “By understanding clients and their businesses, I believe I can be a better advisor and help them make the most of their business opportunities.”
Matthew J Gilbert
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Burnsville, MN Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(612) 564-3622 2801 Cliff Rd. E., Suite 200
Burnsville, MN 55337
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Employment and Family
In 2012 and 2015, Minnesota Super Lawyers recognized Matt as a “Rising Star,” which is an honor that less than three percent of Minnesota’s young attorneys earn. In 2014, the National Trial Lawyers recognized Matt as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for his exemplary leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as civil trial lawyer.
Christopher W Boline
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St Paul, MN Business Law Attorney
2602 US Bank Center
101 East Fifth Street
St Paul, MN 55101
Business, Consumer, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Christopher W. Boline practices business and commercial law, civil litigation, appellate work, real estate law, consumer law matters, personal injury, USDA appeals, and administrative law. Christopher received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. During law school, Christopher served as a certified student attorney in a Hennepin County suburban court, was an extern with a Hennepin County District Court judge, and received recognition from the Minnesota Justice Foundation for his time devoted to public service. He began working for Dudley and Smith, P.A. as a clerk during law school. Christopher graduated...
Joseph Dudley
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Bloomington, MN Business Law Attorney
(651) 291-1717 7800 Metro Parkway
Suite 300, Office 28
Bloomington, MN 55425
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and DWI
Mr. Joseph J. Dudley, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. in 1945 and has practiced law in the state of Minnesota since 1978. Mr. Dudley served in the U.S Air Force (Vietnam) and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He received his law degree in 1977 from Hamline University, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Dudley is a member of the Ramsey County Bar, Minnesota State Bar, Federal Bar and American Bar Associations. Mr. Dudley’s main areas of practice include Corporate, Commercial Litigation, Franchising, Transportation and Environmental Law. Dudley and Smith, P.A. is a Minnesota law firm practicing in most...
T. Scott Uzzle
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St. Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(651) 204-6512 1551 Livingston Ave., #103
St. Paul, MN 55118
Free ConsultationBusiness and Criminal
College of William and Mary and Syracuse University College of Law
James Lofstrom
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Eagan, MN Business Law Lawyer
(651) 454-2500 4635 Nicols Rd
Eagan, MN 55122
Business, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Royee Vlodaver
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St Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer
(651) 690-9906 6 Edgcumbe Pl
St Paul, MN 55116
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
Michael Talbot DeCourcy Jr
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(651) 744-9460 971 Sibley Memorial Highway
Suite 200
Saint Paul, MN 55118
Business
Univ of Minnesota L S
Gene Adkins
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St Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(651) 772-3401 1465 Arcade St
St Paul, MN 55106
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Real Estate
William Mitchell College of Law
Mr. Adkins is in his 28th year in representing clients in the areas of probate and trust administration, will contests, estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships, residential and commercial real estate transactions, property title corrections, mechanic's liens, business formation, and the sale and purchase of small businesses.
Matthew A. Drewes
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(612) 305-1400 2100 AT&T Tower
901 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
University of Minnesota Law School
I'm a shareholder with DeWitt Law Firm practicing in the areas of real estate and business. I have assisted local and international banks and retailers, national restaurant operators and other businesses, community associations, property managers and owners, title insurers, general contractors and construction trades, creditors, landlords, and parties to insurance coverage disputes. I also work with community associations and their property managers in all kinds of transactions and disputes. I have successfully tried and arbitrated cases and handled insurance appraisals in state and federal courts, as well as appeals. I have also been selected to serve as mediator involving issues...
Mark K Thompson
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(612) 999-2404 4927 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Business
William Mitchell College of Law
As the founder of MKT Law, PLC, St. Paul attorney Mark K. Thompson provides an assortment of legal services targeted to individuals in the business community. For more than 15 years, he has handled business law as a plaintiff and defense attorney. He is among the select group of attorneys to receive a perfect 10.0 Superb rating on the legal website Avvo.com. Mr. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Saint Thomas and William Mitchell College of Law. Find out more by contacting his firm today.
Aaron R. Gott
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(615) 284-5001 15 S. 9th St. #242
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Business, Antitrust and Appeals
Florida State University College of Law
Aaron R. Gott focuses on challenges to government conduct, business and competition litigation, and appeals.
Kimberly M. Hanlon
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(612) 206-3701 310 4th Avenue South
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Tulsa
I am not your typical lawyer. First of all, I don’t have the mindset of the typical lawyer, and I certainly haven’t had the usual career path. I came to my legal career after being a fashion designer in New York and moving away for family reasons. It’s hard to be a fashion designer anywhere else, it really is.

After I became a lawyer, I started my practice and started practicing just like every other lawyer I know practices. As I was going along, I kept noticing that most law practices violate the laws of good business (and clients hate that...
Andrew M. Ayers
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Edina, MN Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(612) 294-6982 6800 France Avenue South
Suite 190
Edina, MN 55435
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Family
New York Law School
Before starting my own law firm, I worked for law firms in New York City. I represented people and businesses in lawsuits in court. Other clients needed help with transactions for themselves or their businesses. Some of my favorite clients were young families and small business owners and working with them inspired me to start my own law firm in 2011.

WHAT I LEARNED

Starting my own business helped me understand the challenges and opportunities that confront business owners at all stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. I was immediately amazed at the creative and innovative ways that these businesses worked with their...
Rebecca Bell
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Golden Valley, MN Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(763) 582-1414 5801 Duluth Street
Suite 360
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
I take care of women so they can relax, stop worrying and have the time to take care of everything else going on in their lives. I create comprehensive estate plans that take care of women, their families, their assets and honor their values. My firm assists businesses in multiple way business succession planning and advising; corporate records compliance; draft and review documents; and works with you as part of your team of trusted advisors. I also work and am a national speaker in the area of Equine Law. Specialties: Business Succession Planning, Estate Planning, Will...
James C. MacGillis
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(612) 455-0503 8000 Flour Exchange Building
310 Fourth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Business, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Minnesota Law School
James C. MacGillis is a business attorney focusing on the corporate, employment, and litigation needs of entrepreneurs and growing businesses. Jim prides himself on exceeding his clients’ expectations by addressing their legal concerns promptly, efficiently, and effectively. His responsiveness, creativity, and ability to efficiently evaluate, advise, and advocate for his clients has earned him the respect of his peers, as Jim was named a 2006, 2009 and 2010 Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine. Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1997, where he was a managing editor for the Minnesota Law Review. Jim earned a...
David Friedman
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(612) 564-4025 509 First Avenue NE
Suite 2
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of Minnesota Law School
David has been living and breathing bankruptcy law since 2010. He’s handled more than 120 bankruptcy cases since starting the firm. He enjoys more complex cases, including lots of Chapter 13 reorganization. His cases often involve restructuring mortgages to save people’s homes. While many bankruptcy lawyers see bankruptcy as the only thing they do, David is always looking for claims under consumer protection laws to help put more money in his clients’ pockets. A born and bred New Yorker, in December 2009, David founded Friedman Iverson. Now that he’s a Twin Cities lifer, he tries his hardest to...
Joseph Maternowski
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(612) 746-5754 3700 RBC Plaza
60 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Environmental and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Joseph Maternowski is a shareholder at the Hessian & McKasy firm in Minneapolis practicing in the areas of environmental, real estate and business law. Joe began his legal career in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office where he represented the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Joe focuses his private practice on environmental matters arising in real estate and business transactions. Joe has extensive experience with site investigations and cleanups, vapor intrusion assessments, state Brownfields programs and with federal and state environmental agencies. Joe assists real estate and business lawyers and in house counsel on transactions where environmental issues arise....
Lauri Ann Schmid
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Apple Valley, MN Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(952) 953-8843 14985 Glazier Avenue
Suite 525
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Hamline University School of Law
Daniel Reiff
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Minnetonka, MN Business Law Lawyer
(612) 421-2175 12800 Whitewater Dr #100
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Hamline University School of Law
I can spend all kinds of time talking about my background and credentials, like how I graduated summa cum laude from law school, did a prestigious clerkship, and have 15 years of legal experience. But you know what? That's probably not what you want to hear about. You want to know how I can help you.

Here's how I can help you. I help you become a better parent, a better spouse, or a better business owner. I approach my work, not primarily through the lens of a lawyer, but through the lens of one who has personally had to use...
David Rochlin
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(952) 836-2727 5200 Willson Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55424
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
University of Minnesota Law School
David Rochlin is a litigator with more than 20 year's experience helping hundreds of businesses and people get paid what they are owed. Cases include breach of contract, manufacturers agreements, sales rep agreements, returns issues between retailers and third parties, general collections, insurance disputes, car accident injuries, and more.
Mr.  Gregory N Bittle Esq.
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney
(952) 393-4546 5775 Wayzata Blvd.
Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Insurance Defense
William Mitchell College of Law
Mr. Bittle is a cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, where he spent two years on the William Mitchell Law Review and took honors in Contracts, Insurance Law, and Labor Law. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota. With a dozen years inside the insurance industry, he will bring the insight and confidence necessary to any personal injury or insurance claim. The bulk of Mr. Bittle's career was spent in the insurance claims area handling personal injury liability claims in multiple U.S. jurisdictions. He has resolved thousands of claims, and negotiated dozens of mediations...
Nicholas N Sperling
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(612) 455-0500 8000 Flour Exchange Building, 310 Fourth Avenue So
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Communications and Real Estate
Hamline University School of Law
Nick Sperling has nearly a decade of experience in business litigation and transactions, nonprofit law, real estate litigation and transactions, and technology/IT law. Nick takes a pragmatic approach to legal representation and focuses on obtaining the best possible results for his clients.
John Baker
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Maplewood, MN Business Law Lawyer
(651) 773-4111 2097 E. County Road D
Suite C-200
Maplewood, MN 55109
Business, Criminal, Employment and Military
Hamline University School of Law
John retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant after serving twenty-two years in various infantry, artillery and administrative capacities in numerous locations within the United States and around the world. John chaired the initiative to start Veterans Courts in Minnesota and has traveled the country assisting in setting them up. Additionally, John travels the country teaching law enforcement how to deal with veterans in crisis. John was a 2010 Attorney of the Year recipient.
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