Lake Elmo, Minnesota Business Lawyers

Michael L. McCain
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Stillwater, MN Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(651) 351-2102 1809 Northwestern Avenue
Stillwater, MN 55082
Business and Employment
David Holt
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St. Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 5 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...
Gene Adkins
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St Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 28 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.
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.
Joel Button
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Stillwater, MN Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(651) 439-9284 226 Myrtle Street East
Stillwater, MN 55082
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Juvenile
William Mitchell College of Law
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...
Matthew Eugene Ludt
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Maplewood, MN Business Law Attorney
(651) 488-9700 2091 County Road D East
Suite B200
Maplewood, MN 55109
Business, Agricultural, Criminal and Divorce
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Paul Godfread
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Woodbury, MN Business Law Attorney with 10 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.
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...
Kimberly M. Hanlon
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 10 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...
Joseph M. Flanders
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Eagan, MN Business Law Lawyer with 11 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 14 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 10 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...
James C. MacGillis
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 20 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...
Matthew A. Drewes
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 17 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...
Mr. Ronan R Blaschko Esq.
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer with 13 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.
Bryan R Battina
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(612) 455-0505 8000 Flour Exchange Building
310 fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Business, Appeals, Employment and Real Estate
William Mitchell College of Law
Bryan R. Battina represents businesses and individuals in commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and employment law matters. Bryan, a seasoned litigator and trial attorney, brings passion, tenacity and hard earned wisdom to his advocacy for clients. He is results driven and seeks to efficiently and effectively resolve disputes for his clients. After graduating from William Mitchell College of Law, Bryan worked as an associate in-house counsel with the Beltmann Group Incorporated before becoming a sole practitioner to pursue his passion for trial work. Bryan co-founded Bock & Battina, LLP and later founded Battina Law, PLLC before joining Trepanier MacGillis...
Michael John Weber
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(612) 296-8080 150 3rd Ave S
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Business, Administrative, Estate Planning and Health Care
Stanford University
Michael has over 20 years experience handling matters involving the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, the Minnesota Board of Nursing, the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, the Minnesota Board of Psychology, the Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP), and other health and medical boards. Michael founded Weber Law Office -- the predecessor of Weber & Nelson Law Office -- in 2000. Michael's practice areas include health law, business and employment law, wills and probate, and trials and appeals. Michael started his law practice in 1993, as an Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General's Health Licensing Division. He...
V. John Ella
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(612) 455-6237 310 Fourth Avenue South
Suite 8000
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Business, Appeals and Employment
University of Minnesota Law School
I am a Minnesota employment law attorney (V. John Ella) practicing in the areas of employment defense, executive law, non-compete and trade secret litigation, breach of duty of loyalty litigation, tortious interference, executive compensation, stock options, defamation, employment contracts, employment agreements, handbooks, drug testing law, privacy law, commission claims, fraud, sexual harassment claims, employment and housing discrimination, ERISA benefits litigation, public accommodations under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law, wage and hour compliance, whistleblower and Sarbanes-Oxley claims, professional licensing issues, appeals, manufacturer sales representative contracts, and closely-held corporation and partnership disputes. I am also...
Abraham Schwager
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St. Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer with 7 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.
Kristen Bullock
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer with 8 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
Aaron D. Hall
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(612) 466-0040 3572 117th Ln NE
Minneapolis, MN 55449-5842
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and IP
William Mitchell College of Law
Top Rated Lawyers in Minnesota, Mpls. St.Paul Magazine The (Real) Power 50, Minnesota Business Magazine Peak Performers, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association Minnesota Rising Star, Super Lawyers Excellent Rated Attorney, AVVO Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans, Minnesota Jaycees IRS & Minnesota Department of Revenue registered attorney Minnesota Supreme Court, admitted attorney J.D., cum laude, Mitchell Hamline School of Law B.A., summa cum laude, Concordia University
Joshua A. Newville
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(612) 349-2729 323 Washington Ave. N. #200
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Joshua Newville is a civil trial and appellate attorney focusing on employment law, business disputes, and civil rights matters. He practices in state and federal court and is a passionate courtroom advocate.

Newville has won victories at the Minnesota Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, and various state and federal trial courts. He led the successful fight for marriage equality in two states, secured protections for vulnerable Minnesota workers, and has emerged as an expert authority in civil rights litigation. Newville is a frequent speaker at civil rights events, community forums, colleges, and law schools. He has taught numerous...
John Meyer
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Lawyer with 2 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.
Mark K Thompson
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 20 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.
Kevin Leiran
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Saint Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 15 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.
Mr.  Bruce Michael Rivers Esq.
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(612) 339-3939 701 Building Suite 300
701 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DWI and Juvenile
William Mitchell College of Law
David Friedman
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney with 11 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...
Craig William Trepanier Esq.
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(612) 455-0502 8000 Flour Exchange Building
310 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Trademarks
University of Minnesota Law School
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...
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....
Draeke H Weseman
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 614-6864 80 South Eighth Street, Suite 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP and Trademarks
William Mitchell College of Law
Draeke Weseman is a trademark and business attorney in Minneapolis, MN. He started Weseman Law Office, PLLC in 2010 to serve entrepreneurs, start-ups, and businesses in Minnesota. Visit www.wesemanlaw.com or call 888-614-6864 for more information.
Robert Douglas Kane Jr
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Eagan, MN Business Law Lawyer with 15 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...
Brian Taurinskas
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South St Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 14 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...
James Taurinskas
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South St. Paul, MN Business Law Attorney with 47 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,...
Nicholas N Sperling
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Lawyer with 8 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.
Matt Gilbert
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney
(612) 564-3622 3300 Girard Ave. S. #25
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Free ConsultationBusiness and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
Ross Hussey
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Minneapolis, MN Business Law Attorney
(612) 808-6033 400 South Fourth Street
Suite 310
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and Insurance Claims
William Mitchell College of Law
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
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...
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