Attorney in full-time practice since 1997

Admitted to practice law in: State of Minnesota (1997), District of Minnesota (1998), Eastern District of Wisconsin (2005), State of Wisconsin (2007)

Member Minnesota State Bar Association

Member Wisconsin State Bar Association

Member Washington County Bar Association

Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Law Review
June 1997
William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota

Graduate Studies, Department of Economics
1993 – 1994
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Bachelor of Arts, Special Honors, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa,
May 1992
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Practice Areas:

Construction, business and real estate transactions, business succession planning, shareholder disputes, employment law and litigation related to these areas

Training and Development – lecture and seminar presentations

  • Residential Contracting Under Attack: Will you have what it takes to survive? (Winter 2011-2012)
  • Navigating Stormy Weather! Flashing, LRRP, Management & Law (Fall 2010, Winter 2010-2011, Spring 2011)
  • 2010-11 Contractor License Legal Seminar (Summer 2010)
  • Minnesota Insurance & Law for Contractors (Spring 2010)
  • The End of “Pay When Paid” or “Carry to Close” (Summer 2009)
  • Construction Law Legislative Update (Summer 2009)
  • Independent Contractor Exemption Law (Spring 2009)
  • Current Legal Developments Facing Residential Remodelers (Spring 2009)
  • Subcontractor Law Change Seminar (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)
  • Current Legal Developments Facing Residential New Construction Builders (Fall 2008)
  • Business Administration for Contractors (Fall 2003, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Winter 2008-2009)
  • Acquisition of Property for Real Estate Developments, 1998 Real Property Law Institute (MSBA)
  • Details Matter: Controlling Heat, Air, Water, Vapor, Law and Ventilation, Including One Hour of Business Management and One Hour of Energy Conservation (Winter 2019-2020)
  • Durable Design Matters, Including Law and Energy Conservation (Winter 2018-2019)
  • Innovative Energy Design, Durability, Safety and Compliance (Winter 2017-2018)
  • Exterior Envelope, Energy, Drones, and More, Including One Hour of Energy Conservation Credit (Winter 2016-2017)
  • Energy, Railing and Contractor Best Practices, Including Two Hours of Energy Conservation (Winter 2015-2016)
  • Compliance: Code, Law, Insurance, Including Two Hours of Energy Conservation (Winter 2014-2015)
  • Contracting A to Z: Insurance, Law, Best Practices and Energy Conservation (Winter 2013-2014)
  • Construction Liens in MN and WI (2013; 2015)
  • Residential Contracting Under Attack: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Winter 2012-2013)