I focus primarily in the areas of construction, and real estate litigation, representing owners and contractors on a range of matters including contracts, boundary disputes, easements, construction defects, insurance coverage, easements, eminent domain, condemnation, restrictive covenants, mechanic’s liens, surety, and related banking, creditors’ rights and remedies, and closely held corporate shareholder litigation. I counsel my clients on how best to pursue and/or resolve disputes in an economical and efficient manner, with a full understanding of their client business operations and goals.
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®
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)
Transfiguration Catholic Church & School
Midland Hills Country Club
Former Member, Board of Directors