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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, intellectual property litigation, non-competes and liquidated damage litigation, contract creation and litigation, company formation, family law for business owners, and personal injury for clients throughout Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Arizona and Massachusetts.

Brandon M. Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz is a Board Certified Civil Specialists by the Minnesota State Bar Association, a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Family Trial Law 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, Arizona and Massachusetts.

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

VIDEOS

Business Litigation
Shareholder Disputes
Derivative Actions
Non Competes and Liquidated Damage Litigation
Construction Litigation
Contract Creation and Litigation
Company Formation
Business Divorce

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
  • – Rain King Holding Inc.
  • – SR Investments, LLC

Minnesota

  • – Aaron Carlson Corporation
  • – Aaron Carlson Woodwork
  • – Advanced Innovative Management Corp.
  • – BlueAllele Corporation
  • – Bring It Studios, LLC
  • – CBS Construction Services, Inc.
  • – EMSwiss, LLC
  • – Ericksmoen Cottages Ltd.
  • – Geometrix Co.
  • – Goodmanson Construction, Inc.
  • – Landscapes Unlimited Outdoors, Inc.
  • – Leggtime Fitness, LLC
  • – Little Sprouts Childcare and Preschool, Inc.
  • – Mike’s Pub, LLC
  • – Northwest Aggregate LLC
  • – 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

AWARDS & HONORS

With great humility, I am thankful to our clients, peers and adversaries for the professional recognition our representation has received.

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
  • – Massachusetts
  • – 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 Body Title Date
Attorney At Law Magazine The Impact of Revenue from a Collaboration Agreement on the 271(e)(1) Defense in Patent Infringement Cases 2023
Attorney At Law Magazine Amgen Supreme Court decision: Citing to The Telegraph and Light Bulb Patent Battles 2023
Attorney At Law Magazine Section 271(e)(1) Defenses in Patent Infringement Cases: An Analysis of U.S. Supreme Court Cases 2023
Attorney At Law Magazine Navigating Patent Infringement Claims and Defenses 2023
Attorney At Law Magazine Key Provisions to Help Avoid Shareholder Disputes 2023
Attorney At Law Magazine Independent Counsel in Derivative Litigation 2023
Attorney At Law Magazine What Is A Special Litigation Committee? 2023
Attorney At Law Magazine Addressing Legal Challenges Common to Family Businesses 2023
Attorney At Law Magazine Are Non-Competes in The Medical Field a Smart Choice? 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine Non-Competes – Are They Enforceable 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine Your Key to Success at Trial 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine Temporary Injunctions in Non-Compete Litigation – Right or Wrong Move? 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine So You Need to Sue Your Business Partner 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine Minority Shareholder Fiduciary Obligations – Are There Any 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine Directors, Does the Business Judgment Rule Protect You? 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine The Discovery Process in Commercial Litigation 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine When and Why Courts Will Allow Veil Piercing 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine Minnesota Fiduciary Duties in the Closely Held Corporation Context – What Are They? 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine Shareholder Oppression – What Is It? 2022
Attorney At Law Magazine What Does It Mean If an Attorney is Board Certified? 2022
The Iowa Lawyer When You Lack Standing, Your Case Sinks 2021
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay Handling Legal Challenges Common to Family
Businesses: Real Life Scenarios and Remedies
2016
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay Tips and Tricks to Taking an Expert’s Deposition 2015
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay Select Issues in Business Entity Operation and Conversion 2015
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay The Process of Incorporation vs. LLC Formation 2015
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay The Necessity for Independent Counsel in Derivative Litigation 2014
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay Special Litigation Committee – Best Friend or Worst Enemy? 2014
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay The Forgotten Presumption in Family Law 2014
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay The New Lawyer: Avoiding Pitfalls and Achieving Success 2014
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance… At Trial 2014
Minnesota State Bar Association Hearsay The Intricacies of Mediation Confidentiality 2013

Conference Name Title Date
NBI, Inc. Family Business Succession Planning 2023
LawPractice CLE Shareholder Disputes: What to Do When the Love is Gone and Ways to Keep the Love Strong 2023
LawPractice CLE The Most Important Provisions in Your LLC Operating Agreement 2023
LawPractice CLE LLCs v. Corporations: How to Choose the Right One and What Are Some of the Key Differences 2023
LawPractice CLE Successful Litigation Considerations for Shareholder Disputes 2023
LawPractice CLE Entity Selection – How to Choose the Right One: S-Corporations in Detail and Key Provisions in Your Shareholder Agreement 2023
LawPractice CLE Entity Selection – How to Choose The Right One 2023
LawPractice CLE Small Business Divorce & Shareholder Disputes 2023
LawPractice CLE LLC Operating Agreements – Reinforcing the Corporate Veil 2023
LawPractice CLE The Discovery Process in Commercial Litigation 2023
LawPractice CLE Shareholder Fiduciary Duties for both minority and majority shareholders 2023
LawPractice CLE The Business Judgment Rule – how it applies to directors 2023
LawPractice CLE Shareholder Disputes: What are the Causes and can it be Solved Without Litigation 2023
LawPractice CLE Piercing the Corporate Veil 2022
LawPractice CLE LLC Operating Agreements 2022
mylawCLE: LLC Operating Agreements Statutory and common law fiduciary duties versus duties set forth in the operating agreement 2022
PowerHouse CLE How To Try a Civil Jury Trial 2022
mylawCLE: LLC Operating Agreements Reinforcing the Corporate Veil 2022
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements Reinforcing the Corporate Veil 2022
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements How to Draft LLC Operating Agreements 2022
NBI, Inc.: When the Love is Gone Small Business Divorce & Shareholder Disputes 2021
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know Reviewing Recent Case Law, Trends and Developments in LLCs 2021
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know How to Form and Operate an LLC: Getting the Mechanics Down 2021
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know Drafting the Operating Agreement: Getting the Basics Down 2021
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know Ethical Considerations 2021
mylawCLE: Corporate Veil Piercing Best Practices to Limit 2020
Rossdale CLE: Piercing the Corporate Veil Best Practices for Limiting Veil Piercing 2020
Clear Law Institute, LLC: Piercing the Veil: What it is & How It’s Done Piercing the Veil 2020
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Reinforcing the Corporate Veil When and Why Courts Will Allow Veil Piercing 2020
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Reinforcing the Corporate Veil Everyday Business Operations: Best Practices for Preventing Veil Piercing 2020
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Transfer Restriction Issues, et al 2020
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Current Developments in LLC Litigation 2020
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Ethics 2020
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know How to Form and Operate an LLC: Getting the Mechanics Down 2020
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know Drafting the Operating Agreement: Getting the Basics Down 2020
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know Ethical Considerations 2020
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Transfer Restriction Issues, et al 2019
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Current Developments in LLC Litigation 2019
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Ethics 2019
Rossdale CLE Business Litigation Successful Litigation Considerations for Corporate Formations 2019
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know How to Form and Operate an LLC: Getting the Mechanics Down 2019
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know Drafting the Operating Agreement: Getting the Basics Down 2019
NBI, Inc.: LLCs: Everything You Need to Know Ethical Considerations 2019
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Transfer Restriction Issues, et al 2018
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Current Developments in LLC Litigation 2018
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Ethics 2018
Clear Law Institute, LLC: LLC Formation LLC Formation 2018
NBI, Inc.: LLC Formation LLC Formation 2018
NBI, Inc.: LLCs Everything You Need to Know Ethical Considerations 2018
NBI, Inc.: Piercing the LLC Veil Start to Finish Recent Trends in LLC Veil Piercing 2018
NBI, Inc.: Piercing the LLC Veil Start to Finish Best Practices for Limiting Potential LLC Veil Piercing 2018
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements Start to Finish Current Developments in LLC Litigation 2017
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements Start to Finish Ethics 2017
NBI, Inc.: Collecting from Collecting from LLCs Limiting Personal Liability – Forming an LLC 2017
NBI, Inc.: Collecting from LLCs Best Practices for Limiting Potential LLC Veil Piercing 2017
Rossdale CLE: Business Litigation Successful Litigation Considerations for Corporate Formations 2017
NBI, Inc.: Entity Selection How to Choose the Right One: S-Corporations in Detail 2017
NBI, Inc.: Entity Selection How to Choose the Right One: The Process of Incorporation vs. LLC Formation 2017
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps from A to Z Avoiding Trouble with Concise Articles of Organization and Corporate Bylaws 2017
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps from A to Z Creating Practical Operating Procedures 2017
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps from A to Z Ethical Issues 2017
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Current Developments in LLC Litigation 2017
NBI, Inc.: LLC Operating Agreements: Start to Finish Ethics 2017
NBI, Inc.: Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practice Misunderstanding Personal Liability: Piercing the LLC Veil 2017
NBI, Inc.: Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practice Common LLC Member Disputes and How to Prevent Them 2017
NBI, Inc.: Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practice Real Life Scenarios of LLC Disasters 2017
NBI, Inc.: Shareholder Disputes When the Love is Gone 2016
NBI, Inc.: The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) RULLCA Ethical Considerations 2016
NBI, Inc.: Family Business Law Handling Legal Challenges Common to Family Businesses: Real-Life Scenarios and Remedies 2016
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps & C-Corps Shareholder Disputes: What to Do When the Love is Gone 2016
NBI, Inc.: S-Corps & C-Corps Maintaining the Corporation’s Liability Shield 2016
NBI, Inc.: LLC or Inc? Entity Selection for a Small-to-Medium Sized Business Select Issues in Business Entity Operation and Conversion 2015
NBI, Inc.: LLC or Inc? Entity Selection for a Small-to-Medium Sized Business The Process of Incorporation vs. LLC Formation 2015