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Jeffrey A. Peterson

My Approach

Clients rely on me to give practical advice, with a strong legal foundation, that helps them get from point A to point B in the most efficient way possible. When working with clients, especially those in the agriculture industry, I rely on my long history in the industry – which began when I grew up on my family’s dairy farm – and apply that first-hand knowledge to my representation of clients. I make sure that clients have all the information they need to make sound business decisions and provide pragmatic, digestible advice on complex problems.

Outside of work, I spend a lot of time attending my kids’ activities, and I also love tinkering and burning brush at our fixer-upper cabin, and going hiking or spending time with my family in the Boundary Waters.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©

Banking and Finance Law, 2024

Minnesota Super Lawyers®


Minnesota's Top Lawyers

Minnesota Monthly, 2022

Urban Hero Award-Heart of Downton

St. Cloud Downtown Council, 2018

Minnesota Rising Star

Thomson Reuters, 2014

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association Foundation

Fellow, 2024-current

American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers

Fellow, 2022-current

American Bar Association Subcommittee on Agricultural and Agri-business Financing

Chair, 2014-2017

American Agricultural Law Association

Board of Directors, 2014-2017; President-Elect, 2021-current

Minnesota State Bar Association

Kansas Bar Association; Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section

President, 2006-2007

Kansas Bar Association; Continuing Legal Education Committee

Vice Chair, 2006-2007

Johnson County (Kansas) Bar Association

Bankruptcy Committee, Chair, 2004-2006