Don’s practice is devoted primarily to business litigation and professional licensing matters. He regularly obtains verdicts and judgments for clients through both trial and motion practice. Don represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and also frequently appears in administrative proceedings.
In addition to more typical commercial contract cases, Donald has developed a specialization in the representation of primary and secondary mortgage lenders in repurchase, breach of contract, and RMBS litigation. He currently serves as lead Minnesota counsel on numerous RMBS lawsuits on behalf of a large liquidating trust.
Don has also represented mortgage servicers in defending regulatory claims, including allegations involving claims under Dodd Frank, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claims, HOEPA claims, and RESPA claims. Don also relies on his experience as a former Assistant Attorney General to represent clients in investigations and lawsuits brought by state and federal regulators. In addition, he also frequently represents professionals in licensing investigations and other inquiries, including matters before the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings.
Donald is the firm’s Treasurer and a member of the firm’s management committee and board of directors.