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Comprehensive Minnesota Representation

When seeking help with litigation in venued Minnesota, attorneys from outside the region need to make the right local counsel association. Knowledge of controlling laws, court customs, and local practice culture are crucial. More important—and increasingly difficult to find—is local counsel able to scale an engagement to the precise needs of the matter for which retention is sought while remaining respectful of lead counsel’s role and client relationships. At Felhaber Larson, our experience, capacity, partnering approach, and Minnesota litigation expertise has made us a go-to local counsel partner for multiple AmLaw 100 firms.

Our depth of experience in Business & Civil Litigation, Labor & Employment, Business Law & Transactions, and Real Estate Law serve to make us ready for representations of all sizes and complexities. Our firm and lawyers have the resources, practice expertise, and regional reputation of excellence that, combined, have made us local counsel of choice for attorneys across the country. From taking care of the details needed to begin litigation, to managing discovery and full-scale document review in multi-party litigation, we have repeatedly worked as a trusted local counsel partner. In that role, we respond promptly, provide effective advice, and marshal the full resources of our firm to further the goals of the lead counsel. We focus on making lead counsel’s job easier and align how we do business, manage client relationships, and communicate regional needs and strategies with that emphasis no matter the scope of the engagement.

We also provide local counsel services and support for transactions and other business needs. We regularly work with counsel from outside Minnesota on complex business and real estate transactions with a nexus in the state, with experience that includes Estate and Trust matters. Our lawyers know the specific requirements needed to accomplish business and deal objectives and serve as a trusted partner to direct clients and those we serve in a local capacity. As a result, our attorneys have often been recognized as practice leaders in the areas of business, real estate, labor and employment and litigation.

Felhaber Local Counsel Experience


Our attorneys litigate a wide range of business and civil disputes in state and federal courts throughout Minnesota. As a result, we offer keen insights on the standards, customs, and practices of courts throughout the region, with notable, significant experience in Minnesota federal courts as well as Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Anoka, Scott, Carver and Clay counties. Our services include:

  • Complaint drafting and/or filing
  • Deposition support and coverage
  • Insight on judge-specific preferences
  • Jury assessment
  • Knowledge of local rules, procedures, customs, and requirements
  • Region-specific strategic considerations
  • Trial attendance, participation and leadership
  • Venue choice and insights


Because we represent clients throughout the region for their comprehensive business law and transactions needs, we know the specific legal requirements in the region to initiate, fulfill, and finalize business transactions. When lead counsel needs assistance with a business transaction, we help with:

  • Borrower opinion letters
  • Commercial lending
  • Commercial real estate leasing
  • Construction documents
  • Contract drafting
  • Creditor representation and remedies
  • Deal negotiation
  • Document recording
  • Estate planning and administration
  • Employment agreements
  • General and strategic advice and counsel
  • Real estate sale/purchase transaction documentation


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