Practice Areas

Banking & Finance

  • Asset based loan transactions
  • Attorney opinion letters
  • Claims for breach of fiduciary duty and negligence
  • Commercial & residential loan transactions
  • Disputes between loan participants
  • Evictions and receivership litigation
  • Foreclosures
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Lender liability claims
  • Litigation of loan document disputes
  • Loan enforcement and collection activities
  • Loan restructuring and workouts
  • Preparation of loan documents, security agreements and related documents
  • Receiverships
  • Representation of creditors in bankruptcy court
  • Troubled credit transactions

Collection, Creditor’s Remedies and Bankruptcy

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Asset searches and seizures
  • Collections
  • Commercial litigation
  • Credit Application drafting
  • Creditor Bankruptcy representation
  • Demand and dunning letters
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) compliance and defense
  • Garnishment
  • Judgment enforcement
  • Repossession and replevin of collateral

Construction Defects

  • Arbitration, mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution
  • Contractor Recovery Fund Claims
  • Coordination of Experts, inspectors and engineers
  • Defect investigations
  • Defend and assert claims arising from all types of residential and commercial construction projects
  • Insurance Claims
  • Litigation
  • Statute of limitation analysis
  • Warranty Claims

Emerging and Small Businesses

  • Asset acquisition and protection
  • Capitalization and financing
  • Choice of business entity
  • Entity governance and management
  • Entity liquidation and dissolution
  • General transactions and contracting
  • Legal and business counseling and crisis management
  • Non-profit organization, governance and management
  • Organization and formation of the entity
  • Outside general counsel service
  • Owner conflict resolution and split-ups

Estate and Business Succession Planning and Administration

  • Asset preservation and protection
  • Business succession planning and owner control arrangements
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Personal estate planning, will and trusts
  • Probate
  • Representing individuals, families, family businesses, personal representatives and trustees

General Business, Corporate & Commercial Law

  • Asset protection and business reorganization
  • Business acquisitions and sales
  • Capitalization and financing
  • Consulting agreements
  • Corporate governance
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Customer and vendor/supplier contracting
  • Distribution agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Entity governance and management
  • Entity liquidation and dissolution
  • Equipment leases
  • Facility expansion and contraction
  • Family owned and closely held businesses
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Legal and business counseling and crisis management
  • Letters of credit
  • Loan restructuring and workouts
  • Outside general counsel service
  • Owner conflict resolution and split-ups
  • Private equity transactions
  • Purchasing and selling assets
  • Sales representative agreements
  • Secured and unsecured loan transactions
  • Service agreements
  • Shareholder control agreements
  • Uniform Commercial Code issues

Litigation

  • Appeals
  • Arbitrations
  • Bond Claims
  • Business litigation
  • Collection and creditor remedies
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction defects
  • Construction disputes
  • FDCPA defense
  • Foreclosures
  • General litigation
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Lender, construction and title disputes
  • Mechanic’s lien foreclosures
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Real estate disputes
  • Title insurance defense
  • Trials

Mechanic’s Liens and Bond Claims

  • Adherence to filing and notification deadlines
  • Bond claims and litigation
  • Drafting, service and recording of liens
  • Enforcement and defense of mechanic’s liens
  • Mechanic’s lien litigation

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Buyer or seller side representation
  • Domestic and international joint ventures
  • Intellectual property and technology licensing
  • Mergers, spin offs, split offs and reorganizations
  • Operating and acquisition financing
  • Stock and asset purchases and sales

Real Estate

  • Acquisition and sales
  • Arbitration
  • Boundary disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Building codes
  • Commercial and retail leasing
  • Commercial real estate
  • Commercial real estate financing
  • Community associations
  • Condemnation
  • Construction contracts
  • Construction defects
  • Construction disputes
  • Contract termination
  • Contractor Recovery Fund Claims
  • Contracts for Deed
  • Creditor remedies and collection
  • Deeds and easements
  • Defense of Minnesota Department of Commerce Complaints
  • Delay, suspension, acceleration and disruption claims
  • Development
  • Distressed real estate
  • Draft subcontractor agreements and material supplier agreements
  • Environmental issues
  • Financing
  • Foreclosure and cancellation
  • Foreclosures
  • Land development
  • Land use
  • Landlord representation
  • Like kind or 1031 exchanges
  • Litigation
  • Loan restructuring and workouts
  • Misrepresentation of buyers/sellers in fraud action
  • Mold, water intrusion and contamination claims
  • Multifamily housing, condominium and association law
  • Negotiate and draft construction contracts
  • Negotiate and draft purchase agreements
  • New construction
  • Payment and performance bond claims and litigation
  • Quiet title actions
  • Real estate backed financing, residential and commercial mortgages
  • Review and enforce construction contracts
  • Supplementary proceedings
  • Torrens issues including land registration proceedings
  • Unlawful detainer and evictions
  • Adverse possession
  • Boundary disputes, rights of way, easements
  • Warranty Claims
  • Zoning and permits