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Timothy M. Barnett

I take on every client’s problems as my own.

My Approach

Entering into a business transaction is like entering into a  relationship, and like all relationships, to be successful it demands attention, understanding of the goals of both parties, communication, hard work and careful assessment that it is the right fit. I see my role as helping clients build and strengthen their business relationships, solving problems when they arise. I act as a counselor and advisor, having seen a wide range of deals in over 30 years of practice. As a result, I help clients ask the right questions, think through and evaluate their business opportunities. There are many lawyers who can get deals done, but fewer who truly care about the whole business, and are willing to think hard, focus on the most difficult problems, and help clients accomplish their goals.

I partner with my clients as a member of their team, and I also rely on the team I have built in the firm – we all work together toward the end goal of success for our clients.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time at my cabin, walleye fishing and playing golf with family and friends.

Practice Areas

Bold Perspectives


2018 Minnesota Family Business Awards: Border Foods

Twin Cities Business.


Honors & Awards

Recommended in Corporate/M&A

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers For Business, 2011-2023

Attorney of the Year

Minnesota Lawyer, 2021

Leaders in their Field

M&A Transactions
Chambers USA

AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

Minnesota Super Lawyers®

(formerly Minnesota Law & Politics)
Top 40 Vote-Getters for Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2002

Best Lawyers in America®

Corporate Law, 2019-2024
Franchise Law 2020-2024

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association