Civil Litigation

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We handle a wide range of business disputes for individuals and companies of all sizes including both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations. Because of our experience, Shreffler Law has the expertise and litigation sophistication expected at a larger law firm, but with the personal touch and competitive rates of a smaller law firm.
Examples of cases we advocate for our clients include:

  • Represented minority shareholder alleging breach of fiduciary duty against majority shareholder. Court awarded our client damages of over $500,000.
  • Represented local manufacturer in arbitration alleging that distributor breached distribution agreement. Arbitrator awarded our client over $1.8 million in damages.
  • Successfully defended technology company against suit by founder attempting to take control of company’s intellectual property.
  • Represented physician in arbitration alleging breach of employment contract against local hospital system. Arbitrator awarded significant wage loss damages to our client.
  • Successfully defended construction company against claim that it breached competitor’s non-compete agreement by hiring former employee.
  • Successfully defended personal representative against probate contest by heir challenging validity of will.
  • Defended pro-life protesters in public nuisance prosecution involving issues of public safety and freedom of speech; convictions vacated by Minnesota Supreme Court. State v. Otterstad, 734 N.W.2d 642 (Minn. 2007).
  • Successfully brought TRO to prevent municipality from enforcing restrictive permit requirements, allowing pro-life protest at abortion facility to go forward. Pro-Life Action Ministries, Inc. v. City of St. Paul (D.Minn. 2006).
  • Represented employee in ERISA action challenging interpretation of Summary Plan Description. Federal Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, affirmed district court’s ruling in favor of our client. Marolt v. Alliant Techsystems, Inc., 146 F.3d 617 (8th Cir. 1998).
  • Won dismissal on First Amendment grounds of “unfair campaign practices” indictment on behalf of congressional candidate. State v. Jude, 554 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996).
  • Represent contractors and owners in construction disputes, including mechanic’s lien actions.
  • Represent commercial property owners in collection and eviction actions.
  • Represent creditors in defending bankruptcy trustee avoidance litigation.
  • Represent suppliers and purchasers in breach of contract cases.
  • Represent commission sales people in actions to force employers or sellers to pay sales commissions.

To discuss a business dispute with an experienced civil, contact Shreffler Law today!