About Me

Before starting my own law firm, I worked for law firms in New York City representing individuals and businesses in both litigation and corporate matters. Using this experience and working with my clients, I realized that there were more efficient and effective ways to help my clients and started my own law firm in 2011 to help meet their needs in a better fashion. Starting my own business helped me connect with other businesses who faced the same challenges and opportunities that confront business owners at all stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. My business continues to grow along with my clients as we are able to explore new and innovative ways to move our businesses forward. For some of my clients, their business has reached its zenith and it is time to plan for the future or, in some cases, divest their interest or dissolve their partnership so they can pursue new business opportunities.

Behind these businesses are people who are passionate and have personal matters that need legal guidance as well. For those individuals, I have represented them in real estate transactions, trust agreements, estate planning and other legal arrangements to plan for their futures. Unfortunately, some people have complex and high conflict family matters, including divorces, child custody fights and domestic violence orders of protection, and I strive to get the best possible outcomes and treat their cases with the dignity and respect that such an emotional time needs.

When not practicing law, I’m an avid soccer fan and music lover who enjoys playing tennis and exploring my untapped potential as an amateur chef.

Courts Where I am Admitted to Appear

  • State of New York
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court

Where I Went to School

I graduated from New York Law School in 2002 where I was a member of the New York Law School Journal of Human Rights and the Moot Court Honor Association. Prior to law school, I earned my degree in Political Science from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, in 1999.

I am a Member of these Professional Associations

  • Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court
  • Minnesota Bar Association
    • Member, Family Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Solo and Small Firm Section
    • Member, Civil Litigation Section, Debtor/Creditor Remedies Section, Family Law Section

Some of my Decisions & Publications

Interviews:

Articles:

  • Are You a Technology Dinosaur.” Petro Jr., Nerino J., ABA GP Solo Magazine, Summer 2012 (Quoted for Article)
  • Parental Rights Getting A Boost From Courts.”  Baldas, T., National Law Journal, November 26, 2007 (Quoted for Article)
  • “The Police Can Do What? Making Local Governmental Entities Pay For Unauthorized Wiretapping.”  19 N.Y.L. Sch. J. Hum. Rts. 651 (Spring 2003)
  • “The Financial Action Task Force: The War on Terrorism Will Not Be Fought On The Battlefield.”  18 N.Y.L. Sch. J. Hum. Rts. 449 (Summer 2002)

Reported Decisions:

  • Costigan v. Renner, 76 A.D.3d 1039 (2d Dept. 2010), lv to app. den., 17 N.Y.3d 891 (2011)

Unreported Decisions: