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Commercial Litigation

We work closely with business owners and operators to help them manage risk in complex litigation and at trial.  Disputes can arise at every stage in our clients’ business, from startup and finance, to daily operations, through eventual transfer of assets.  We offer more than 30 experienced commercial litigators who stand ready to represent our clients, as plaintiff or defendant, at any stage of this process.  Our practice includes the areas of:

  • Business torts
  • Construction Projects
  • Fraud
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Trade secrets and non-compete litigation
  • Unfair competition

For more than 80 years, we have represented clients in many industries, focusing on construction, real estate, health care, insurance and financial services industries.  At the federal level, our litigators have appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, virtually all of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal and many U.S. District Courts.  We regularly represent business clients before state trial courts, appeals courts and administrative agencies – with a depth of experience in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and their neighboring states.  And when litigation is not the best answer, we are credentialed to represent clients in alternative dispute resolution.

In addition to memberships in bar associations, our litigators are active members of:

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Federal Board of Trial Advocates
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers

Among the prominent attorneys in this practice are fellows of the highly selective American College of Trial Lawyers as well as the Litigation Counsel of America.

Our Commercial Litigation practice is ranked in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers rankings of the nation's "Best Law Firms."