"I enjoy assisting clients with commercial and real estate transactions, and trying and litigating a wide variety of types of cases. Regardless of the type of issue that is presented, I consider it my job to efficiently improve my clients’ position, and I take pride in accomplishing that objective."
Steven represents and counsels businesses and individuals in transactions and litigation, helping them overcome an array of legal and business challenges. He employs a comprehensive and meticulous approach, and brings tenacity and creativity to every issue that he helps his clients resolve.
Steven has particular experience in commercial and real estate transactions, trying cases and litigation, closely held businesses, insurance coverage disputes, employment, land use, and construction. As part of his commercial and real estate transaction practice, Steven helps clients buy and sell commercial properties, including by drafting and negotiating purchase agreements and other contracts, and by managing the closings. Steven also helps insureds and health care providers obtain insurance coverage under health and other insurance policies.
An experienced and aggressive trial attorney, Steven zealously handles all phases of conflict resolution, from initial negotiations prior to suit to jury verdicts, court trial orders, arbitration awards, appellate court opinions, and favorable settlements. Steven represents clients in many types of cases, including securities, banking, commercial, real estate, insurance coverage, employment, land use, construction, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice litigation, and property tax appeals.
Steven utilizes his significant trial and litigation experience to help clients determine when and how to best use litigation to reach their objectives. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator.
Some of Steven's representative cases/matters include:
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1994, with High Distinction
University of Iowa College of Business, B.B.A., Finance, 1991
ACHIEVEMENTS / INVOLVEMENT
President, Board Member, and Volunteer, United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota, Inc. (1994-2012)
Navy Reserve, Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees); served as Platoon Leader while on active duty
Spending time with family
Sports, including playing organized baseball and basketball.
MEMBERSHIPS / LICENSES
Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
Minnesota State Bar Association
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota and Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Hennepin County and Dakota County Bar Associations
Author, "The U.S. Supreme Court's Recent Concepcion Decision Regarding Class Action Waivers, and What it Means for Employers."