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John C. Holper

When I look at an issue, I don’t necessarily see a fight, but an opportunity for resolution.

My Approach

My clients typically come to me when a dispute has either started or about to start, to help them find an early resolution and a roadmap to a true business solution. I help them take the emotion out of the matter to find a resolution that makes economic sense, and be an advisor to find their best interest. Sometimes, that means going to court in a full-blown litigation, and other times, finding a negotiated middle ground, but in either case I intensely advocate for my client to meet their individual goals.

I also place a strong emphasis on advising my clients on matters on the front end, including reviewing contracts and vendor agreements, to save them time and money, and prevent them from needing to call me later with a problem. I try to look at everything from the perspective of the business, put myself in my clients’ shoes, and find the solution that is best for the company.

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©

Litigation – Construction, 2023-2024
Construction Law, 2024

Minnesota Super Lawyers®


AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Commercial Law League

NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association)

Former Member

Transfiguration Catholic Church & School

Former Trustee

Midland Hills Country Club

Former Member, Board of Directors