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Zach Alter’s practice focuses on litigating employment, business, defamation, and real estate disputes.  He also regularly advises employers of all sizes on employment law issues, with a focus on FLSA, discrimination, and non-compete issues.  He has successfully represented clients in individual and class action cases, including obtaining favorable verdicts in judge and jury trials.  In all cases, Zach works closely with each client to design and execute successful, tailored, and cost-effective litigation outcomes.

Since becoming a member of the bar, Zach has been committed to helping represent traditionally underserved community members. He volunteers with the Volunteer Lawyers Network and serves as a board member for local organizations.

Practice Areas

  • First Amendment and Defamation Litigation
  • Business litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Employment advice and counseling
  • Real estate and construction litigation

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law, summa cum laude
    • Executive Editor, Mitchell Hamline Law Review
    • Dean’s List (all semesters)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison 2012
    • B.A. in Legal Studies and Sociology
    • Certificate in Business


  • Unpacking Frye-Mack: A Critical Analysis of Minnesota’s Frye-Mack Standard for Admitting Scientific Evidence, 43 Mitchell Hamline Law Review 626 (2017).


  • Elements of Privilege:  The Privileged Person, Minnesota CLE (Dec. 2019)
  • Pay Attention:  Wage Theft and Increased Federal and State Enforcement, Labor & Employment Seminar (November 2021)
  • Common FLSA Issues for Employers, Labor & Employment Seminar (Nov. 2022)


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