At Siegel Brill we work with privately-held businesses and the people who own them. Knowing you and your business is our goal. When achieved, we earn your trust.

We also represent people injured by the negligence of others and the loved ones of those injured.

Our law firm has been around since 1948. Our practices have changed over the years, but the relationships we forge are very much the same. We work with people we like. And that will never change. We work with people we respect. And that will never change. We work with people who we learn from. And that will never change.

After sixty-five years, here is what we know…every day there is something new to learn about business—your business and ours. And every day, we strive to be better—better people, better parents, better lawyers—and as a result, we become better business owners.

Some things never change. But other things have to change. We’re happy to share—and our age allows us to confidently admit—we continue to change, and we’re growing stronger every day. We provide legal services in all aspects of business, real estate, tax, estate planning, commercial law, financing, litigation and all types of catastrophic personal injury including wrongful death, medical malpractice and aviation. And we are grateful for the business.


Mark Thieroff is co-editor of new book on real estate litigation

Mark Thieroff and his co-editor Tim Sullivan have a new book that has just been published titled: “LexisNexis Practice Guide: Minnesota Real Estate Litigation”.

“When the publisher approached me about this project I was immediately interested in pursuing it because the practice materials available at the time did not really focus on the aspects of real estate litigation that set it apart from other types of litigation. Real-estate litigation often involves administrative rules and statutory provisions that can create a trap for the unwary,” Mark said.

The guide presents an easily-navigated outline of the most prevalent real estate litigation topics. The book includes chapters on the following topics, among others:

  • Zoning and land use
  • Landlord/tenant
  • Eminent domain
  • Liens and foreclosures
  • Quieting title
  • Partition actions

Common legal forms and sample pleadings are included at the end of each chapter. Mark and Tim approached this project with an eye towards creating something they would use themselves.

The publication is available as a soft-bound print volume, an e-Book, and on the internet as part of Lexis Advance.

Beth A. Schroeder has joined Siegel Brill, PA as an associate

Beth A. Schroeder recently joined Siegel Brill as an associate attorney with an emphasis on corporate matters and real estate transactions. She works primarily in the practice areas of Closely Held Businesses and Commercial Real Estate.

After graduating with honors from William Mitchell College of Law, Beth worked as an associate attorney at a Minneapolis-based firm focusing on mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, asset protection, and commercial and residential real estate transactions.

“I’m excited to be joining the team of talented attorneys at Siegel Brill,” says Beth. “I look forward to being able to serve a broader range of client needs with the help of Siegel Brill’s skilled Real Estate and Business attorneys and to serving Siegel Brill’s exceptional client base.”

Elliot Olsen asked to speak at Food and Beverage Litigation Conference

Elliot Olsen recently spoke at a national gathering of food and beverage industry insiders entitled "Food and Beverage Litigation Conference: A Look at Hospitality, Liquor, & Food Liability" at the James Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of a three-person panel that outlined current FDA policy and proposed federal legislation and its effect on the food industry. Elliot gave the perspective from the consumer side and the industry perspective was addressed by John Hugo and Diane Roma-Kutz, two nationally known attorneys that routinely represent the food industry.

The conference was attended by a combination of attorneys, food industry executives, advisors, and food safety professionals.

Elliot has spoken to audiences on foodborne illness in Minnesota, Washington, New York, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, California, and Puerto Rico.

John Dornik presented Professional Excellence Award from the MSBA

The Professional Excellence Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association was presented to John Dornik on Friday June 16th at a regularly scheduled meeting of the MSBA Assembly, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America.

The Professional Excellence Award is presented to commend one or more attorneys who are actively involved in the legal profession and who combine excellence in professional service with outstanding service to and on behalf of the Minnesota State Bar, the legal profession, or the public. This award recognizes attorneys who strive to meet the many responsibilities of a lawyer, including efforts to improve the administration of justice and practice of law, efforts to promote access to justice, efforts to serve and govern the profession, and service of benefit to the community. The award may be given annually provided that the nominations adequately meet the award criteria.

The meeting was held at the end of the 2017 MSBA Convention.

Wood R. Foster, Jr. presented Lifetime Achievement Award from MSBA

The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association was presented to Wood R. Foster, Jr. on Friday June 16th at a regularly scheduled meeting of the MSBA Assembly, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America.

This award is presented to an experienced member of the State Bar who has continually displayed commitment and contributions to the Bar, the legal profession, and/or the public throughout their career. A nominee must be well respected in the legal community for integrity, competence, career achievement, and service to the bar and/or community. It is preferred that the nominee has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to service which goes beyond the ordinary expectations of his/her employment.

John Dornik quoted in article about Neil Gorsuch's opinion on medical device pre-emption

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John Dornik named as Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year

John Dornik was recently selected as one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year for 2016. This is the 17th year that this award was given to celebrate accomplished attorneys from around Minnesota. An outside panel of judges selected 13 individual attorneys and a total of 30 honorees based on the following criteria: leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases, other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service. The nominations were submitted by judges, bar groups, clients, and attorneys. This is the second time John has been named a Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year.

Everyone at Siegel Brill congratulates John on this achievement.