I represent clients in ownership disputes involving closely-held companies. I have represented minority owners, 50/50 owners, controlling owners, and even the companies involved in such disputes. These have spanned numerous industries, including construction, real estate, restaurants, manufacturing, and health care, and have included enforcement of the reasonable expectations of owners (including expectation of ongoing employment and voice in management), appointment of neutral appraisers, actions for court-sanctioned buy-outs, negotiation and enforcement of buy-sell agreements, enforcement of contractual and fiduciary obligations owed between owners, and enforcement of statutory protections under the Minnesota Business Corporation Act.
The connecting theme through my different areas of practice is helping people and businesses get through very difficult situations, and identifying or quelling problems – that they might not have even been aware of – before they bubble up and burst.
In the healthcare regulatory and compliance area, I help providers keep their licenses – their livelihoods – intact. With so many regulations, governing bodies, and complicated processes, these are often fraught and stressful times. Healthcare is strictly regulated because it is so vitally important to the communities we serve. We need to be sure we’re providing it in the correct way and following the proper path – and I get real energy from helping my clients do that.
Shareholder disputes are nicknamed “corporate divorces” for a reason – these matters can be brutal, contentious disagreements for clients, often with friends, close family, or others with whom they have been doing business for years. Since graduating from law school, I have constantly been involved in one or more shareholder disputes, which means that I have seen any and all issues that may come up – and the last thing anyone wants in a dispute of that nature is a surprise.
In both cases, because I have firsthand experience seeing how difficult these matters can be, I fervently advise clients on how to protect themselves to avoid issues in the future.
Honors & Awards
40 & Under Hot List, 2018-2019
Under 40 Hot List, 2016-2017
Local Litigation Star, 2016-2021
Future Star, 2015
Minnesota Super Lawyers®
Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2012
2005 Excellence in Employment Law Award
Minnesota Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Associations & Memberships
Minnesota Bar Association