MN, Oct 1979
Bar Number: 0046085
Other Court Admissions:
Minnesota State Courts and Minnesota Federal Courts
Minnesota State Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association
I have attended hundreds of hours of continuing legal education classes focusing on bankruptcy and small business law.
Bankruptcy and Workout
1. I have helped many ordinary people get rid of crushing debt and get a fresh start. These people have been able to rebuild their personal finances after I helped them get through a very difficult time in their lives.
2. I have assisted many small business owners in surviving bankruptcy and enabled them to stay in business. Many have gone on to prosper and excel in their businesses. I still represent two business clients that I filed bankruptcies for in 1979. Over the last 10 years, each of them has averaged more than $500,000 per year in personal earnings.
3. I have worked with many business owners in closing their failed businesses without filing bankruptcy.
I have represented business owners in more than one hundred transactions either buying or selling businesses. Most of these also involved buying buildings and obtaining SBA financing. Many of these involved starting up a corporation or limited liability company.
Activities and Awards
I am AV-Rated by by Martindale-Hubbell
I have been chosen as a “Super-Lawyer” by my colleagues in Minneapolis several times in the areas of bankruptcy, small business law and mergers and acquisitions.
For many years I have given my time to Volunteer Lawyers Network advising people with debt problems and filing bankruptcies. I have served on the advisory board for Volunteer Lawyers Network setting policy on how to most effectively serve our clientele with debt problems.
I have served as director for ten years on the board of Loaves and Fishes, a soup kitchen that works with more than 4,000 volunteers to serve some 300,000 meals a year at ten sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
School: William Mitchell College of Law
Degree: Juris Doctor
City: St. Paul
School: Wheaton College
Degree: Bachelor of Arts