Of Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney. Practice includes responsibility for a variety of types of commercial litigation and arbitrations, with emphasis on representation of owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and architects and engineers in construction disputes; representation of landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes; representation of lenders and borrowers in mortgage foreclosures and work outs; representation of property owners in real estate tax appeals and condemnations; business planning aimed at avoiding litigation; and serving as a mediator or arbitrator in construction matters.
Over a period of over forty years practicing law has represented clients in hundreds of matters and been involved in numerous civil jury and court trials, appeals to appellate courts, arbitrations, mediations and negotiations. In the past few years, practice has focused heavily on representation of parties involved in large industrial projects faced with disputes involving millions of dollars in claims.
Partner, Trial, Regulatory & Technology Department, Dorsey & Whitney (formerly the Litigation Department), 1976 - 2012
Construction and Real Estate Related Litigation Group Head, 1999 - present
Commercial Lease and Real Estate Tax Appeal Group Head, 1987 - 1999
Construction Law Group Head, 1984 -1995
Litigation Department Associate Practice Education Partner, 1984 – 1991
Associate, Dorsey & Whitney (with exception of periods noted below), 1969-1975
Chief Hennepin County Public Defender for Misdemeanors, Dec. 1972 -June 1973
United States Army, 1st Lieutenant — 1970 (Legal advisor to court martial reviewing officer)
Captain — 1971 (Army Contracting Officer in the then Republic of Vietnam)