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Of Counsel

Scott J. Dongoske

I don’t wait for things to happen; I work to make them happen.

My Approach

As both a lawyer and past president of the firm, I view issues both from the legal side and the business side every single day. I have first-hand experience with many of the same issues that my clients face – day-to-day business operations, hiring the right talent, and the constantly changing competitive marketplace.

I help my clients navigate all of these issues as they start and operate their businesses, and grow or sell through mergers and acquisitions. I listen to their concerns, and have frank, direct conversations with them about the best path forward, issues to be aware of, and opportunities to prepare for. In the end, we succeed together.

A Groundbreaking Moment in My Career

It’s rewarding every time a client closes a deal and meets their goals. I had one client that I started working with in 1984, my first year practicing. He had little money and was working out of his garage. I was our newest and least expensive lawyer so the partner in charge assigned me to the file. I helped form the business, and worked with the company for over 25 years. This involved a lot of contract review issues, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters and litigation. In the end we sold the company for the client, allowing him to retire very comfortably. We still keep in touch and talk about how fun it was to grow our businesses together.

Practice Areas

Bold Perspectives


Q&A with Scott Dongoske

Profiled. Minnesota Lawyer. 05.2018

Honors & Awards

Minnesota Super Lawyers®


AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

Minnesota 500

Professional Services, 2018

Associations & Memberships

Como Friends Board

U.S. Bank Twin Cities Advisory Board

Downtown Minneapolis Council

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association