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REPRESENTATIVE
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EDUCATION 

BAR ADMISSIONS

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

HONORS AND AWARDS

MEMBERSHIPS

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

An Experienced and Affordable Business and Litigation Attorney

As a civil litigation attorney with more than 20 years of experience, I understand the frustration and anxiety you face when confronted with litigation or potential litigation. Whether you’re threatened with civil litigation as an individual, or your business faces claims arising out of its business practices and relationships, civil litigation can threaten your wealth and livelihood.

I am here to advise and guide you through the litigation process and the court system to maintain and preserve your property, your business … and your sanity.

As a business legal advisor, I assist my clients in avoiding the uncertainties and disputes arising from improperly drafted agreements. Whether you have organizational arrangements with your business partners, real estate agreements for the sale or lease of property, or agreements with your customers and vendors, experienced legal advice can prove invaluable in avoiding expensive and distracting litigation.

Helping Businesses Resolve Disputes

When someone threatens to “take you to court,” you’d like to believe it’s a hollow threat – that tempers will abate, reason will be restored, and you’ll get it resolved without involving civil litigation attorneys. But there are more than 30,000 civil litigation cases opened every year in Minnesota state courts alone. Obviously, many disputes simply can’t be resolved short of involving civil litigation attorneys.

For more than 20 years I have helped small- and medium-sized businesses and business owners resolve disputes through mediation and the various steps in civil litigation. From simple breach of contract and warranty claims involving customers and vendors, to complex litigation involving trademark/trade dress infringement and intellectual property claims, I have protected my clients from frivolous and unwarranted lawsuits.

I also assist business owners in both defending against and pursuing claims, from corporate governance issues, such as minority shareholder claims, to enforcing employee obligations, such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements – all with the end goal of preserving and furthering my clients’ business interests.

Helping Servicemembers With Employment Issues

As a Marine Veteran, I am also proud to serve those who have served us. I advocate for veterans’ issues, whether testifying before the state legislature on military and veterans issues or assisting servicemembers and their civilian employers by serving as a volunteer ombudsman with the Department of Defense Employer Support of Guard and Reserve. I remain always faithful to those who have served us and continue to serve our country.

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Understood Our Industry

“Working with Mathew on an agriculture lease was an effortless experience. He was informative, passionate and willing to look at issues on both sides. He understood our industry and is professional and timely.

Bobbi

Excellent!!

“Was very professional, detailed and communicated throughout this process. I would recommend Mathew to all my colleagues.”

Dean

Miracle Worker

“Mr. Meyer is a miracle worker. We had almost given up hope on being able to get out of the immensely difficult situation … his knowledge, experience, and wisdom allowed us to understand how we could protect ourselves and our business from being sabotaged by this creditor.”

Aarti

Fair and Thorough

“Mathew has always been a fair and thorough lawyer. I have used him on some legal issues as has my business partner. He also is very good about referring you to other lawyers if your issue is not in his wheelhouse.”

Charlie

The Right Answers

“Mathew Meyer went beyond what I hired him to do. He was very prompt, knowledgeable and … went that extra mile to give me the right answers. I would recommend him to anyone!”

Kent

Attention and Dedication

We will be trusting Mathew with all of our future needs and will refer anyone to him. His attention and dedication made us confident that he was working right alongside of us.”

Bobbi

Very Trustworthy

“Mathew is my business attorney and has done a wonderful job at any task I’ve put him on. Always very polite, easy to get a hold of and very on top of the task! I would recommend him to everyone. Very professional and by far the best attorney I’ve ever worked with!”

Anonymous

Stringent Negotiation Skills

Mr. Meyer used his stringent negotiation skills that literally saved our company from shutting down. We now have a chance to survive and stay operational … I highly recommend Mr. Meyer, and I feel blessed we met him at the right time.”

Aarti

About Mathew Meyer


20+ Years of Legal Experience
Civil litigation, mediation, negotiation, appeals, and more


Affordable Representation
Large-firm experience without the large price tag


Clear Communications
Correspondence and legal briefs you can actually understand


State Bar Licenses
State of Minnesota
South Dakota
Wisconsin


Federal Bar Licenses
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Eighth Circuit, Court of Appeals
U.S. Eastern District Court, Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Minnesota
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Minnesota


Veterans’ Advocate
Minnesota Ombudsman Director for U.S. Dept. of Defense ESGR

Understood Our Industry

“Working with Mathew on an agriculture lease was an effortless experience. He was informative, passionate and willing to look at issues on both sides. He understood our industry and is professional and timely.

Bobbi

Excellent!!

“Was very professional, detailed and communicated throughout this process. I would recommend Mathew to all my colleagues.”

Dean

Miracle Worker

“Mr. Meyer is a miracle worker. We had almost given up hope on being able to get out of the immensely difficult situation … his knowledge, experience, and wisdom allowed us to understand how we could protect ourselves and our business from being sabotaged by this creditor.”

Aarti

Fair and Thorough

“Mathew has always been a fair and thorough lawyer. I have used him on some legal issues as has my business partner. He also is very good about referring you to other lawyers if your issue is not in his wheelhouse.”

Charlie

The Right Answers

“Mathew Meyer went beyond what I hired him to do. He was very prompt, knowledgeable and … went that extra mile to give me the right answers. I would recommend him to anyone!”

Kent

Attention and Dedication

We will be trusting Mathew with all of our future needs and will refer anyone to him. His attention and dedication made us confident that he was working right alongside of us.”

Bobbi

Very Trustworthy

“Mathew is my business attorney and has done a wonderful job at any task I’ve put him on. Always very polite, easy to get a hold of and very on top of the task! I would recommend him to everyone. Very professional and by far the best attorney I’ve ever worked with!”

Anonymous

Stringent Negotiation Skills

Mr. Meyer used his stringent negotiation skills that literally saved our company from shutting down. We now have a chance to survive and stay operational … I highly recommend Mr. Meyer, and I feel blessed we met him at the right time.”

Aarti

An Experienced and Affordable Business and Litigation Attorney

As a civil litigation attorney with more than 20 years of experience, I understand the frustration and anxiety you face when confronted with litigation or potential litigation. Whether you’re threatened with civil litigation as an individual, or your business faces claims arising out of its business practices and relationships, civil litigation can threaten your wealth and livelihood.

I am here to advise and guide you through the litigation process and the court system to maintain and preserve your property, your business … and your sanity.

As a business legal advisor, I assist my clients in avoiding the uncertainties and disputes arising from improperly drafted agreements. Whether you have organizational arrangements with your business partners, real estate agreements for the sale or lease of property, or agreements with your customers and vendors, experienced legal advice can prove invaluable in avoiding expensive and distracting litigation.

Picture of Mathew Meyer, square crop

 Helping Businesses Resolve Disputes

When someone threatens to “take you to court,” you’d like to believe it’s a hollow threat – that tempers will abate, reason will be restored, and you’ll get it resolved without involving civil litigation attorneys. But there are more than 30,000 civil litigation cases opened every year in Minnesota state courts alone. Obviously, many disputes simply can’t be resolved short of involving civil litigation attorneys.

For more than 20 years I have helped small- and medium-sized businesses and business owners resolve disputes through mediation and the various steps in civil litigation. From simple breach of contract and warranty claims involving customers and vendors, to complex litigation involving trademark/trade dress infringement and intellectual property claims, I have protected my clients from frivolous and unwarranted lawsuits.

I also assist business owners in both defending against and pursuing claims, from corporate governance issues, such as minority shareholder claims, to enforcing employee obligations, such as non-competition and non-solicitation agreements – all with the end goal of preserving and furthering my clients’ business interests.

Helping Servicemembers With Employment Issues

As a Marine Veteran, I am also proud to serve those who have served us. I advocate for veterans’ issues, whether testifying before the state legislature on military and veterans issues or assisting servicemembers and their civilian employers by serving as a volunteer ombudsman with the Department of Defense Employer Support of Guard and Reserve. I remain always faithful to those who have served us and continue to serve our country.

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About
Mathew Meyer


20+ Years of Legal Experience
Civil litigation, mediation, negotiation, appeals, and more


Affordable Representation
Large-firm experience without the large price tag


Clear Communications
Correspondence and legal briefs you can actually understand


State Bar Licenses
State of Minnesota
South Dakota
Wisconsin


Federal Bar Licenses
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Eighth Circuit, Court of Appeals
U.S. Eastern District Court, Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Minnesota
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Minnesota


Veterans’ Advocate
Minnesota Ombudsman Director for U.S. Dept. of Defense ESGR

EDUCATION

JD from Cornell University

Cornell Law School

Juris Doctorate, concentration in Business Law and Regulation
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Articles Editor
Cornell Moot Court Board, Editor

University of Minnesota

Twin Cities, Bachelor of Arts
Political Science, Economics
Honors Program for International Relations, Russian Area Studies

Black Hills State University

Accounting, Political Science

JD from Cornell University

Cornell Law School

Juris Doctorate, concentration in Business Law and Regulation
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Articles Editor
Cornell Moot Court Board, Editor

University of Minnesota

Twin Cities, Bachelor of Arts
Political Science, Economics
Honors Program for International Relations, Russian Area Studies

Black Hills State University

Accounting, Political Science

ADMISSIONS

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
South Dakota
Wisconsin

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota

Map highlighting South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin
Map highlighting South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
South Dakota
Wisconsin

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Stone cornice on building reads, "Equal Justice for All"

Representative Cases

Manion v. Nagin, 394 F.3d 1062 (8th Cir. 2005) cert denied 125 S.Ct. 293
House v. Kelbel, 105 F.Supp.2d 1045 (D.Minn. 2000)
TIG Ins. Co. v. Anderson, 663 N.W.2d 1 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
NorAm Inv. Services, Inc. v. Stirtz Bernards Boyden Surdel & Larter, P.A., 611 N.W.2d 372 (Minn. Ct. App. 2000)
Boat Dealers’ Alliance, Inc. v. Nagin, No. A04-178 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 31, 2004)
Ameriquest Mortgage Company v. Cleveland, No. A07-1509 (Minn. Ct. App. July 15, 2008)
Commerce Bank v. Manley Commercial Inc., No. A11–407 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 27, 2011)
Drummer Development, Inc. v. Baxter BBQ et al., No. A16-1933 (Minn. Ct. App. May 30, 2017)

Stone cornice on building reads, "Equal Justice for All"

Representative Cases

Manion v. Nagin, 394 F.3d 1062 (8th Cir. 2005) cert denied 125 S.Ct. 293

House v. Kelbel, 105 F.Supp.2d 1045 (D.Minn. 2000)

TIG Ins. Co. v. Anderson, 663 N.W.2d 1 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)

NorAm Inv. Services, Inc. v. Stirtz Bernards Boyden Surdel & Larter, P.A., 611 N.W.2d 372 (Minn. Ct. App. 2000)

Boat Dealers’ Alliance, Inc. v. Nagin, No. A04-178 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 31, 2004)

Ameriquest Mortgage Company v. Cleveland, No. A07-1509 (Minn. Ct. App. July 15, 2008)

Commerce Bank v. Manley Commercial Inc., No. A11–407 (Minn. Ct. App. Dec. 27, 2011)

Drummer Development, Inc. v. Baxter BBQ et al., No. A16-1933 (Minn. Ct. App. May 30, 2017)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Minnesota Humanities Center

Veterans’ Voices Legacy Award, 2016

Law and Politics

Rising Star – 2001, 2003, 2004

Receiving the Minnesota Humanities, Veterans' Voices Legacy Award
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Seven Seals Award

Department of Defense ESGR Awards

National Ombudsman of the Year – 2019
Minnesota Volunteer Ombudsman of the Year – 2011, 2012, 2018
Minnesota ESGR Volunteer of the Year – 2010
Military Outreach Volunteer of the Year – 2009
Department of Defense Seven Seals Award – 2010

President’s Volunteer Service Award – 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

From the Presidential Service Awards website: “The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.”

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Receiving the Minnesota Humanities, Veterans' Voices Legacy Award

Minnesota Humanities Center

Veterans’ Voices Legacy Award, 2016

Law and Politics

Rising Star – 2001, 2003, 2004

Minnesota Humanities Center table with awards sitting on top
Seven Seals Award

Department of Defense ESGR Awards

National Ombudsman of the Year – 2019
Minnesota Volunteer Ombudsman of the Year – 2011, 2012, 2018
Minnesota ESGR Volunteer of the Year – 2010
Military Outreach Volunteer of the Year – 2009
Department of Defense Seven Seals Award – 2010

President's Volunteer Service Award seal

President’s Volunteer Service Award – 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013

From the Presidential Service Awards website: “The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.”

MEMBERSHIPS

Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association
South Dakota State Bar Association
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Marine Corps Coordinating Council

American Legion Post 435, Richfield, Minnesota

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Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association
South Dakota State Bar Association
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Marine Corps Coordinating Council
American Legion Post 435, Richfield, Minnesota

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

United States Marine Corps, Sergeant

Then Sergeant Meyer is proud to have served as a Marine Corps infantry squad leader and Marine Embassy Guard. Initially, he served as an infantry “grunt” with with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, as an infantry squad leader and platoon sergeant. While assigned to 3/7, he was deployed for training and contingency operations to Okinawa, Japan; Subic Bay, Philippines; Pohang, South Korea; and mountain and desert-warfare training operations.

Embassy Guard, Khartoum, Sudan

Mathew was later selected to serve with the Department of State as an “Ambassador in Blue,” a Marine Security Guard. After rigorous training and obtaining a top secret security clearance, he was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan. While there, he provided security for American personnel, facilities, and classified materials. He also provided security during the official visit of then Vice President George H. W. Bush and later protected American interests in Khartoum, Sudan during the April, 1985 coup d’Etat that resulted in the ouster of long-time Sudanese president, Jaafer Nimiery.

Embassy Guard, Geneva, Switzerland

Sergeant Meyer was then assigned to provide security at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Geneva Switzerland. While there, he provided security to American personnel, facilities, and classified materials. He also provided security for the U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency during the START II, INF and SDI arms control negotiations as well as for the 1985 Reagan/Gorbachev summit in Geneva.

Before being honorably discharged, Sergeant Meyer was assigned to the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Tegucigalpa, Honduras for special security projects.

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Mathew Meyer with Commandant Berger

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

United States Marine Corps, Sergeant

Then Sergeant Meyer is proud to have served as a Marine Corps infantry squad leader and Marine Embassy Guard. Initially, he served as an infantry “grunt” with with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, as an infantry squad leader and platoon sergeant. While assigned to 3/7, he was deployed for training and contingency operations to Okinawa, Japan; Subic Bay, Philippines; Pohang, South Korea; and mountain and desert-warfare training operations.

US Marine Corps Seal
Mathew Meyer with Commandant Berger

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Embassy Guard, Khartoum, Sudan

Mathew was later selected to serve with the Department of State as an “Ambassador in Blue,” a Marine Security Guard. After rigorous training and obtaining a top secret security clearance, he was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.

While there, he provided security for American personnel, facilities, and classified materials. He also provided security during the official visit of then Vice President George H. W. Bush and later protected American interests in Khartoum, Sudan during the April, 1985 coup d’Etat that resulted in the ouster of long-time Sudanese president, Jaafer Nimiery.

Embassy Guard, Geneva, Switzerland

Sergeant Meyer was then assigned to provide security at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Geneva Switzerland. While there, he provided security to American personnel, facilities, and classified materials.

He also provided security for the U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency during the START II, INF and SDI arms control negotiations as well as for the 1985 Reagan/Gorbachev summit in Geneva.

Before being honorably discharged, Sergeant Meyer was assigned to the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Tegucigalpa, Honduras for special security projects.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

ESGR Minnesota Ombudsman Director, Department of Defense

Minnesota Ombudsman Director for Department of Defense to encourage support for Reserve Component servicemembers through the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program. Responsible for mediating employment issues under USERRA between servicemembers and their civilian employers. Military liaison between ESGR and local Navy and Marine Corps Reserve units.

ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between employers and service members.

Commissioner, Shakopee Public Utilities

2018 -2021

Minnesota Advisory Council Member, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Provide leadership and advice in furtherance of the USGLC’s mission to advocate for a strong U.S. International Affairs Budget, educate opinion leaders and build a better, safer world.

Faculty Member, Minnesota CLE

Presents continuing legal education courses on behalf of Minnesota CLE for Minnesota legal and human resources professionals regarding state and federal employment laws.

Chair, Military & Veterans Affairs Section, Minnesota State Bar Association

Section provides primary voice for veterans within the MSBA as it relates to legislative proposals, veterans’ pro bono services and educational opportunities for state bar members regarding veterans’ laws and issues.

Veterans’ Advocate

Testified numerous times before Minnesota house and senate committees on various veterans-related legislation.

Election Judge

Appointed by the Minnesota Secretary of State as an official monitor and voter registration official for local, state and federal elections 2004 through 2012.

ESGR Minnesota Ombudsman Director, Department of Defense

Minnesota Ombudsman Director for Department of Defense to encourage support for Reserve Component servicemembers through the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program. Responsible for mediating employment issues under USERRA between servicemembers and their civilian employers. Military liaison between ESGR and local Navy and Marine Corps Reserve units.

ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between employers and service members.

Commissioner, Shakopee Public Utilities 

2018 -2021

Minnesota Advisory Council Member, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Provide leadership and advice in furtherance of the USGLC’s mission to advocate for a strong U.S. International Affairs Budget, educate opinion leaders and build a better, safer world.

Faculty Member, Minnesota CLE

Presents continuing legal education courses on behalf of Minnesota CLE for Minnesota legal and human resources professionals regarding state and federal employment laws.

Chair, Military & Veterans Affairs Section, Minnesota State Bar Association

Section provides primary voice for veterans within the MSBA as it relates to legislative proposals, veterans’ pro bono services and educational opportunities for state bar members regarding veterans’ laws and issues.

Veterans’ Advocate

Testified numerous times before Minnesota house and senate committees on various veterans-related legislation.

Election Judge

Appointed by the Minnesota Secretary of State as an official monitor and voter registration official for local, state and federal elections 2004 through 2012.