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Rich’s practice is devoted to helping clients in all aspects of dispute resolution. Naturally collaborative and client-centric, Rich enjoys working with his clients to find a resolution that works for them.

Rich has litigated cases in state and federal court as well as administrative hearings on matters involving non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, collections, breach of contract, construction defects, tenant/landlord disputes, business torts, real estate disputes, mortgage repurchase litigation and HOA disputes.

Practice Areas

  • Civil/Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Representative Cases

  • GMAC Mortgage LLC v. Southport Bank, No. 13-4950, (E.D. Pa. 2015) – Obtained an award of over $3.5 million on summary judgment in a mortgage repurchase matter
  • Tapemark v. E-Z Cleaners, No. 10-CV-813, (D. Minn. 2012) – Obtained summary judgment on cross-motions in a business litigation matter
  • Carlson v. Bloomington Housing Partners II, 2011 WL 2672258 (Minn. Ct. App. July 11, 2011)
  • Werner v. Medical Professionals, LLC, 782 N.W.2d 840 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)

Professional Certifications, Awards and Designations

  • Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2014-2016 ®

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State Bar, 2006
  • United States District Court – District of Minnesota, 2006
  • United States Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • DRIVE Emerging Leaders – Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce


  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2006, magna cum laude(Top 10% of class)
  • Assistant Editor, William Mitchell Law Review, 2005-2006
  • Staff Member, William Mitchell Law Review, 2004-2005
  • B.A., DePauw University, 2001


  • “Termination Based on Fear of Swine Flu Not Actionable Under the ADA,” Employment Law Report
  • “Manager’s Comments about Needing to Choose Work over Family Leaves Employer with Sex Discrimination Lawsuit,” Employment Law Report
  • “E-mails Doom Individual Employees in Tortious Interference Case,” Employment Law Report


  • “Employer’s Obligation to Retain and Preserve Written and Electronic Documents,” Paramount Seminar, Minneapolis
  • “Employment Law Update,” Paramount Seminar, Minneapolis
  • “Mechanic’s Liens 101,” Builder Developer Seminar, St. Paul
  • Proposed Minneapolis Condominium Ordinance
  • Special Assistant Attorney, City of Minneapolis – Prosecuted criminal violations – 2011
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) – Completed National Session Program – Advanced training in trial and advocacy techniques – 2010


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