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Jordanne E. Johnston

Nothing beats simply showing up and putting in the work.

My Approach

My passion is making other people successful. Every client I work with has their own individual hopes, goals, and ideas of success, and I respect the trust that they put in me to help achieve those goals. I have seen first-hand that a business’s interaction with an attorney is one small part of the bigger picture, but one where I intend to make a meaningful impact by providing critical and strategic advice. From my experience as Assistant General Counsel for a bank, to my upbringing in my own family’s business, I am not only familiar with the day-to-day issues that businesses face, but also the hard work and decision-making happening behind the scenes.

With that understanding, I have one simple philosophy – to be present for my clients.  I am here to talk about anything that may be on their mind, whether it be complex specialized financing, a contentious obstacle that is holding up closing, or the highs and lows of being loyal to Minnesota sports teams.

I put high energy into my work, so outside of the office, I like to dial it back. I work in my garden, spend time at the lake, or get together with friends and family. I particularly enjoy strong cups of coffee, football games on Sundays, and fiction novels.

A Groundbreaking Moment in My Career

During my very first week in private practice, I was asked to close two transactions for the sale and purchase of corporate aircraft in two days – something I had never done before and on a very short deadline. After internalizing all of my fears and anxieties of how I would become a total failure, I simply decided that failure was not an option.

So, I dug in to the documents and asked a lot of questions. Before I knew it, both deals were closing on the same day and we got the job done. The client walked away happy, and I walked away knowing that with determination and hard work, most anything is possible. This also solidified for me that deal making and the closing table is my passion.

Practice Areas

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

Minnesota Banker’s Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers