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Patrick D McGuiness

Patrick D McGuiness

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Construction & Development, Contracts & Agreements, Real Estate

About Me

As an attorney and small business owner, I strive to provide practical solutions to my clients problems. Specifically, I enjoy advising clients on employment law matters such as the Fair Labor Standards Act. 


I am active in the community and volunteer for multiple organizations.


Hiway Federal Credit Union - Directore, Board of Directors
City of Saint Pau District 9 Council - First Vice President
Charter School Property, Inc. - President, Board of Directors
Meals on Wheels Saint Paul - Weekly Volunteer Delivery Driver
Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association:
-Organizational Assessment Team
-Public Relations Committee
-Stormwater Management Task Team
-Permeable Paver Systems Subcommittee
-Landscape Education Committee


I am always looking for new challenges and enjoy working with clients in all industries!

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Employment & Labor: 50%
    8 years
  2. Construction & Development: 25%
    8 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    8 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    8 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($175-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Matthew Eugene Ludt

    I endorse the work and service of Patrick and Bryan; they are great resources for our community and for me to be able to refer friends and clients. Thank you.

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    Matthew Ludt Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kevin Andrew Sieben

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Kevin Sieben Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC

1216 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN, 55104

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice200606/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
One of Ten Outstanding Young MinnesotansMinnesota Jaycees2012
Todd Bachman Award for innovation in Green Industry businessUniversity of Minnesota, MNLA Foundation2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Captain, 214th Legal Operations DetachmentU.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps2011 - Present
Adjunct Representation ProfessorWilliam Mitchell College Of Law2010 - Present
AttorneyZlimen & McGuiness, pllc2008 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota Restaurant AssociationMember2012 - Present
Hiway Federal Credit UnionDirector, Board of Directors2011 - Present
Charter School Property, Inc.President, Board of Directors2010 - Present
City of Saint Paul District 9 Community Council - Fort Road FederationFirst Vice President2009 - Present
Minnesota Turf AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Minnesota Turf and Grounds FoundationN/A2008 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Minnesota Nursery And Landscape AssociationMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Goldstar Travel & Advertising v. William FullerSettled
Federal Department of Labor v. Anonymous LandscaperSignigicantly reduced assesment for client
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry v. Anonymous Irrigation ContractorSignificantly reduced Consent Order.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Turf MagazineRegular Articles for Turf Magazine on a Variety of Legal Topics2013
Snow BusinessRegular Articles for Snow Business Magazine on Variety of Legal Topics2012
Building Products Connection - Publication of The Northwest Lumber Association5 Common Employee Handbook Mistakes2011
The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLAThree Most Common Employment Law Violations2011
The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLALLC Post Formation Requirements2011
The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLAOSHA - What you need to know about the Severe Violator Enforcement Program2010
The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLASaving Money on Overtime Using the Fluctuating Workweek2010
The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLAEmployee Misclassification2010
The ScoopDon't Put Your Personal Assets at Risk2008
The ScoopWhy Everyone Should Have an Attorney2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJuris Doctor2006
University of Wisconsin, Eau ClaireHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
University of Virginia, Semester at Sea Enrichment VoyageThe Role of Lawyers in Democracy2013
North Dakota Nursery and Greenhouse AssociationThe Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Your Business2013
National Sports Turf Managers Association ConventionHiring the Right Person2013
National Sports Turf Managers Association ConventionHow to Hire the Best and Know How to Fire Them Just in Case2013
William Mitchell Alumni CLE SeriesOverlooked Overtime Provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act2011
Northern Green ExpoToo Many Laws, Rules & Regulations... I just want to work2011
North Dakota Nursery & Greenhouse Association ConventionFederal Labor Law for the Green Industry2011
Hedberg Spring Education DayThe Fluctuating Workweek - A Compliant Plan for Green Industry Employees2011
Gertens Spring Education Day & Buying FairThe Fluctuating Workweek - A Compliant Plan for Green Industry Employees2011
Northern Green ExpoContracts & Mechanics Liens in Minnesota2010
JRK Seed Spring Education DayWhat happens during a federal Department of Labor Audit2010
Hedberg Spring Education DayWhat happens during a federal Department of Labor Audit2010
Guest LecturerWhat You Need to Know Before Starting a Green Industry Business2010
Guest LecturerWhat You Need to Know Before Starting a Green Industry Business2010
Gertens Spring Education DayWhat happens during a federal Department of Labor Audit2010
Gertens Spring Contractor ExpoChoosing the Right Business Entity2008