Rice County, Minnesota Business Lawyers

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Mary Hahn
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Rice County, MN Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(507) 645-9358 311 Water Street South
Northfield, MN 55057
Business, Construction, Divorce and Employment
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
PRACTICE AREAS
Civil Litigation, General Business, Contract Disputes, Appeals, Family Law, Employment Law, Construction Law

Mary Hahn has honed her skills in the courtroom over the last 25 years, specializing in civil litigation and appellate law, in particular multi-party business litigation, construction law, business contract disputes and divorce proceedings.

She practices in State District Courts and in Federal Court. She has substantial appellate law experience. She serves as the firm’s primary practitioner at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

Prior to moving to Northfield in 2000, Hahn practiced law at the Atlanta construction law firm of Shapiro, Fussel, Wedge, Smotherman, Martin & Price.

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David William Jacobsen
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Rice County, MN Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(507) 786-9090 1500 Clinton Lane, Suite 105
Northfield, MN 55057
Business, Criminal, DWI and Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law and University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
I enjoy going to work each day to provide great legal advice and representation to my clients. Our office assists clients in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, criminal law, DUI/DWI, and business law. We represents client across the state but most often our clients live in the communities of Dakota, Goodhue, and Rice County.

I live in Northfield with my wife Mariah and kids Rory, Reese and Quinn. I am an avid Minnesota sports fan. I also enjoy golfing, fishing, camping, and traveling.
Rice County, MN Business Law Attorney
(507) 645-9358 311 Water St S
Northfield, MN 55057
Business, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Rice County, MN Business Law Attorney
(507) 645-0744 101 5th St E
Northfield, MN 55057
Business
Carol Sheppard Cooper
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Dakota County, MN Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(651) 460-2056 26437 Galaxie Ave.
Farmington, MN 55024
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
University of Minnesota Law School
Carol has been practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, tax and business law for over 25 years.
Waseca County, MN Business Law Attorney
(507) 835-5240 215 Elm Ave E
Waseca, MN 56093
Business, Criminal, DWI and Estate Planning
Waseca County, MN Business Law Lawyer
(507) 835-5240 215 Elm Ave E
Waseca, MN 56093
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
David Holt
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Ramsey County, 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...
Kimberly M. Hanlon
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Hennepin County, 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...
Daniel Reiff
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Hennepin County, 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...
Matthew A. Drewes
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Hennepin County, 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...
David Friedman
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Hennepin County, 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...
Mr.  Gregory N Bittle Esq.
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Hennepin County, 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...
V. John Ella
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Hennepin County, MN Business Law Lawyer with 25 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...
Michael John Weber
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Hennepin County, 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...
Joseph M. Flanders
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Goodhue County, MN Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(612) 424-0398 1212 Minnesota St. W.
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
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.
Nicholas N Sperling
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Hennepin County, 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.
Mark K Thompson
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Hennepin County, 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.
Andrew Merrill Ayers
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Hennepin County, MN Business Law Attorney with 16 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 customers. We...
Vytas Matthew Rimas
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Hennepin County, MN Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(952) 476-4000 5101 Thimsen Ave.
Suite 204
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Rimas Law Firm was founded and is led by attorney Vytas Rimas. Mr. Rimas is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer whose track record of success in complex civil litigation dates back more than 30 years. His litigation experience includes extensive dispositive motion practice, ediscovery and expert practice. In every matter, Mr. Rimas works closely with clients to develop strategies and deliver solutions that have been tailored to meet the specific needs of each. Based in Minneapolis, Rimas Law Firm strives to provide high quality, cost effective legal services to both U.S. and international clients who have concerns...
David Rochlin
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Hennepin County, 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.
Abbie S. Olson
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Blue Earth County, MN Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(507) 625-6600 151 Saint Andrews Court
Building 1010
Mankato, MN 56001
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Hamline University School of Law
I practice in the areas of real estate, business law, and legal planning. My practice focuses on assisting individuals and businesses with a variety of legal needs, including real estate transactions, commercial transactions, business disputes, and succession planning. My goal is to provide both legal expertise and practical advice to my clients.
Michael Sheridan
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Hennepin County, 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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Ramsey County, 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
Gene Adkins
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Ramsey County, 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.
Craig William Trepanier Esq.
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Hennepin County, MN Business Law Lawyer with 25 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
Joseph Maternowski
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Hennepin County, 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....
James C. MacGillis
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Hennepin County, 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...
Robert Lawton
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Ramsey County, 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.
Kevin Leiran
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Ramsey County, 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.
Bryan R Battina
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Hennepin County, 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...
Jesse Kibort
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Hennepin County, MN Business Law Attorney
(763) 201-1215 3165 Fernbrook Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55447
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Consumer and Estate Planning
Hamline University
Life presents many legal complications…who will you turn to if you need representation? At Daniels & Wymore, PLLC we are a full service law firm providing representation to businesses and individuals. Our tremendously experienced and capable team of professionals can help counsel you and your business through any legal matter, whether you are starting a business, and you need us to draft the necessary business documents, or you need litigation representation, or estate planning or you need help defending your home from foreclosure. It doesn’t matter whether you are an wealthy entrepreneur, the start up business, or the average individual...
Mr. Ronan R Blaschko Esq.
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Dakota County, 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.
Karl Kruger
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Olmsted County, MN Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(507) 280-0100 Barrister Hall
9 1st Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Divorce
Creighton University
Born and raised in Southeastern Minnesota, Karl has years of experience in general practice. He advises clients on a wide range of legal subjects including commercial and criminal law with special emphasis on family and bankruptcy law. His experience includes a focus on consumer bankruptcy proceedings for businesses and individuals wishing to alleviate the burden of unmanageable debt, as well as non-bankruptcy debt workouts. He has represented numerous individuals and business concerns guiding them from commencement of their bankruptcy case to their discharge, and other post-discharge issues. Karl also has focuses much of his practice on family law, including marital dissolutions, paternity,...
Paul Godfread
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Washington County, 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.
James Taurinskas
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Dakota County, 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,...
Adam Blahnik
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Scott County, MN Business Law Attorney
(952) 479-0449 16180 Hastings Avenue
Suite 201
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Business, Domestic Violence, Landlord Tenant and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
Adam J. Blahnik is a Minnesota divorce attorney, Prior Lake lawyer and owner and attorney at Blahnik Law Office, PLLC. He received his Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 2005, and was admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota in 2005. Mr. Blahnik is also licensed to practice before the United States District Court, District of Minnesota. As a Prior Lake divorce attorney, Mr. Blahnik places an emphasis on the area of family law for his law firm. However, the firm also handles Minnesota legal matters. Mr. Blahnik has given an accredited legal presentation...
Kristian Kircher
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Hennepin County, 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...
Blake Gavin Iverson
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Hennepin County, MN Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(612) 396-5477 2945 44th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Entertainment & Sports
University of Minnesota Law School
Matthew Robert Doherty
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Hennepin County, MN Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(763) 222-2507 3555 Plymouth Blvd, Ste 117
Plymouth, MN 55447
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Collections and Construction
Valparaiso University School of Law
Matt is originally from North Dakota, but had connections to the Twin Cities that drew him to the area. While in law school, Matt served on the Executive Board for the Valparaiso University Law Review and clerked for United States Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Matt served a one year clerkship for the Honorable Carol Ronning Kapsner at the North Dakota Supreme Court. Matt is a commercial litigator and appellate lawyer with significant client concentrations in construction, real estate, and manufacturing. Matt often takes an “outside general counsel” approach with his clients. He provides...
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