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Jake G. Peterson

Having been in the trenches litigating deals gone bad, I’m here to prevent that at the outset.

My Approach

Building a relationship with my clients and understanding their goals and risks is what gets me up in the morning. For me, the foundation of that relationship is trust; I want clients to know they can trust me, both as a lawyer and as a person, and I work hard to build that trust.

Coming from a background in a blended litigation and transactional setting, I understand that working toward a productive outcome, whether in a merger, an acquisition, or any other type of transaction, is worth more than unnecessarily getting caught in the weeds. I don’t bow down to conflict and am ready to engage my former litigator hat if needed, but I will always keep my clients’ end goals in mind. Fighting over the small stuff doesn’t typically help to get the deal done – understanding what matters to my clients and what doesn’t is always my primary focus.

Outside of the office, I enjoy reading classic fiction whenever I can (ask me anything about F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, or John Steinbeck) and picking up new languages. I’m proficient in German, conversational in Spanish, and just started learning Swedish. I’m also a true lover of the outdoors and spend as much time as I can camping, fishing, and hiking.

Practice Areas

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association