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Brandon M. Schwartz

Trial Attorney

As a trial attorney at Schwartz Law Firm in Oakdale, Minnesota, Brandon M. Schwartz focuses his practice primarily on business law and business litigation involving such matters as shareholder disputes, derivative actions, non-competes and liquidated damage litigation, contract creation and litigation, company formation and age discrimination for clients throughout Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona. He also provides counsel and litigation representation in personal injury and family law cases throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Arizona.

Brandon M. Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz is a Board Certified Civil Specialists by the Minnesota State Bar Association, a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has received recognition from peers and clients alike for his thorough, zealous, and ethical representation. Whether it be resolution at jury trial, court trial, arbitration, mediation, or pre-suit negotiation, Mr. Schwartz has the experience and legal knowledge to effectively advocate for his clients.

Mr. Schwartz earned an undergraduate degree cum laude in finance and economics from Michigan Technological University in 2006 while on a full hockey scholarship and earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude and in the top ten students in his class, from the William Mitchell College of Law in 2011. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Arizona, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Prior to entering law school in 2008, Mr. Schwartz played professional hockey in the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League while employed as a clerk for the Schwartz Law Firm, a job that he kept until his graduation.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • – Business Litigation
  • – Business Law
  • – Shareholder Disputes
  • – Derivative Actions
  • – Non Competes and Liquidated Damage Litigation
  • – Construction Litigation
  • – Contract Creation and Litigation
  • – Company Formation
  • – Family Law

William Mitchell College of Law

JD, Cum Laude, Top 10 Students in Graduating Class
2008 – 2011

Activities and Societies:

Research Assistant to Professor Daniel Kleinberger (providing research and analysis for Professor Kleinberger’s treatises “Are LLC Membership Interests “Securities”?” and “Fiduciary Duty”), National Moot Court Selection/Participant, Burton Award Nominee, Cali Awards Recipient for Pretrial Litigation and Work of the Lawyer, Dean’s List, Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, Qualified Family Law Neutral

Michigan Technological University

Bachelor, Finance and Economics, Cum Laude
2002 – 2006

Activities and Societies:

Full four-year athletic scholarship, Coaching Certificate, Division I hockey captain, Three-time WCHA All-Academic Team

Representative Corporate Clients

We are thankful to have been entrusted with the representation of the following valued corporate clients.

Iowa

  • – Cedar Valley Community Healthcare, LLC
  • – Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C.
  • – CURA Practice Management, LLC
  • – Ideon Healthcare Solutions, LLC
  • – Impact Marketing, LLC
  • – North Iowa Community Healthcare, LLC
  • – P & H, LLC
  • – Quad City Community Healthcare, LLC
  • – SR Investments, LLC

Minnesota

  • – Aaron Carlson Corporation
  • – Aaron Carlson Woodwork
  • – Advanced Innovative Management Corp.
  • – Bring It Studios, LLC
  • – CBS Construction Services, Inc.
  • – EMSwiss, LLC
  • – Ericksmoen Cottages Ltd.
  • – Geometrix Co.
  • – Goodmanson Construction, Inc.
  • – Leggtime Fitness, LLC
  • – Little Sprouts Childcare and Preschool, Inc.
  • – Provident Home Health Care
  • – Quality Business Forms, Inc.
  • – Rogue Beauty Bar, LLC
  • – Sentry Brite, LLC
  • – Smart Parts Automotive
  • – Superior Feeds, Inc.
  • – TMJ Fitness, LLC
  • – Woodland Sales & Marketing, LLC

Wisconsin

  • – Best Western-Rice Lake
  • – Dairy State Bank
  • – KAJ Foods, LLC
  • – Madison Avenue Wine & Spirits, LLC
  • – Medical Staffing Solutions, Inc.
  • – Metcast Service Tech Resources, Inc.
  • – Real Estate Solutions
  • – Rice Lake Harley-Davidson, Inc.
  • – Thomas Landing-Geac, LLC

Other States/Countries

  • – Bedrock Financial Services, LLC, AZ
  • – Canad Corporation of Manitoba Ltd., Canada
  • – Cassels Brock and Blackwell, LLP, Canada
  • – Civility Experts Worldwide, Canada
  • – Custom Machines, MI
  • – J.D. Dredging & Excavating, Inc, MT
  • – Jordan River Moving & Storage, Inc., WA
  • – Krill Systems, WA
  • – Paul Mitchell Academy, CA
  • – Trelevate, LLC, AZ

Professional Activity

It is with sincere appreciation that I seek to give back to this noble profession through the professional associations that I serve. By serving our profession, we are able to better the representation we provide to our clients.

Bar Admissions

  • – Minnesota
  • – Iowa
  • – Wisconsin
  • – Arizona
  • – U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Minnesota
  • – U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Wisconsin
  • – U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • – U.S. District Courts for Colorado
  • – Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals
  • – Eighth Circuit United States Court of Appeals
  • – United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • – Minnesota Bar Association
  • – Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the General Rules of Practice for the District Court, Attorney Member
  • – Board of Legal Certification, Attorney Member
  • – Minnesota State Bar Association, Director and Officer, Foundation Board
  • – Iowa Bar Association
  • – Wisconsin Bar Association
  • – Arizona Bar Association
  • – Ramsey County Bar Association
  • – Washington County Bar Association
  • – American Bar Association

Publishing BodyTitleDate
The Iowa LawyerWhen You Lack Standing, Your Case Sinks2021
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay Handling Legal Challenges Common to Family
Businesses: Real Life Scenarios and Remedies
2016
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay Tips and Tricks to Taking an Expert’s Deposition2015
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay Select Issues in Business Entity Operation and Conversion2015
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay The Process of Incorporation vs. LLC Formation2015
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay The Necessity for Independent Counsel in Derivative Litigation2014
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay Special Litigation Committee – Best Friend or Worst Enemy?2014
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay The Forgotten Presumption in Family Law2014
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay The New Lawyer: Avoiding Pitfalls and Achieving Success2014
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance… At Trial2014
Minnesota State Bar AssociationHearsay The Intricacies of Mediation Confidentiality2013

Conference NameTitleDate
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowReviewing Recent Case Law, Trends and Developments in LLCsJanuary 22, 2021
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowHow to Form and Operate an LLC: Getting the Mechanics DownJanuary 22, 2021
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowDrafting the Operating Agreement: Getting the Basics DownJanuary 22, 2021
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowEthical ConsiderationsJanuary 22, 2021
Corporate Veil PiercingBest Practices to LimitSeptember 25, 2020
Piercing the Corporate VeilBest Practices for Limiting Veil PiercingAugust 5, 2020
Piercing the Veil: What it is & How It’s DonePiercing the VeilJuly 31, 2020
LLC Operating Agreements: Reinforcing the Corporate VeilWhen and Why Courts Will Allow Veil PiercingMay 12, 2020
LLC Operating Agreements: Reinforcing the Corporate VeilEveryday Business Operations: Best Practices for Preventing Veil PiercingMay 12, 2020
LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishTransfer Restriction Issues, et alMarch 25, 2020
LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishCurrent Developments in LLC LitigationMarch 25, 2020
LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishEthicsMarch 25, 2020
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowHow to Form and Operate an LLC: Getting the Mechanics DownFebruary 10, 2020
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowDrafting the Operating Agreement: Getting the Basics DownFebruary 10, 2020
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowEthical ConsiderationsFebruary 10, 2020
LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishTransfer Restriction Issues, et alJune 24, 2019
LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishCurrent Developments in LLC LitigationJune 24, 2019
LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishEthicsJune 24, 2019
Rossdale CLEBusiness Litigation Successful Litigation Considerations for Corporate FormationsMay 22, 2019
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowHow to Form and Operate an LLC: Getting the Mechanics DownMay 3, 2019
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowDrafting the Operating Agreement: Getting the Basics DownMay 3, 2019
LLCs: Everything You Need to KnowEthical ConsiderationsMay 3, 2019
LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishTransfer Restriction Issues, et alDecember 31, 2018
LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishCurrent Developments in LLC LitigationDecember 31, 2018
LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishEthicsDecember 31, 2018
Clear Law Institute, LLC: LLC FormationLLC FormationJune 8, 2018
NBI, Inc.: LLC FormationLLC FormationApril 30, 2018
NBI, Inc.: LLCs Everything You Need to KnowEthical ConsiderationsApril 25, 2018
NBI, Inc.: Piercing the LLC VeilStart to Finish Recent Trends in LLC Veil PiercingApril 25, 2018
NBI, Inc.: Piercing the LLC VeilStart to Finish Best Practices for Limiting Potential LLC Veil PiercingApril 25, 2018
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating AgreementsStart to Finish Current Developments in LLC LitigationDecember 28, 2017
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating AgreementsStart to Finish EthicsDecember 28, 2017
NBI, Inc.: Collecting fromCollecting from LLCs Limiting Personal Liability – Forming an LLCOctober 31, 2017
NBI, Inc.: Collecting fromLLCs Best Practices for Limiting Potential LLC Veil PiercingOctober 31, 2017
Rossdale CLE:Business Litigation Successful Litigation Considerations for Corporate FormationsSeptember 6, 2017
NBI, Inc.: Entity SelectionHow to Choose the Right One: S-Corporations in DetailJune 20, 2017
NBI, Inc.: Entity SelectionHow to Choose the Right One: The Process of Incorporation vs. LLC FormationJune 20, 2017
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps from A to ZAvoiding Trouble with Concise Articles of Organization and Corporate BylawsMay 30, 2017
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps from A to ZCreating Practical Operating ProceduresMay 30, 2017
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps from A to ZEthical IssuesMay 30, 2017
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishCurrent Developments in LLC LitigationMarch 30, 2017
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to FinishEthicsMarch 30, 2017
NBI, Inc.: Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business PracticeMisunderstanding Personal Liability: Piercing the LLC VeilFebruary 7, 2017
NBI, Inc.: Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business PracticeCommon LLC Member Disputes and How to Prevent ThemFebruary 7, 2017
NBI, Inc.: Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business PracticeReal Life Scenarios of LLC DisastersFebruary 7, 2017
NBI, Inc.: Shareholder DisputesWhen the Love is GoneDecember 2, 2016
NBI, Inc.: The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA)RULLCA Ethical ConsiderationsMay 11, 2016
NBI, Inc.: Family Business LawHandling Legal Challenges Common to Family Businesses: Real-Life Scenarios and RemediesMarch 24, 2016
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps & C-CorpsShareholder Disputes: What to Do When the Love is GoneJanuary 15, 2016
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps & C-CorpsMaintaining the Corporation’s Liability ShieldJanuary 15, 2016
NBI, Inc.: LLC or Inc? Entity Selection for a Small-to-Medium Sized BusinessSelect Issues in Business Entity Operation and ConversionJuly 22, 2015
NBI, Inc.: LLC or Inc? Entity Selection for a Small-to-Medium Sized BusinessThe Process of Incorporation vs. LLC FormationJuly 22, 2015