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Ellie Vilendrer is a top-rated business and contracts attorney skilled in developing strategies to optimize outcomes. A thought leader in strategy and negotiation, her webinars have drawn national audiences and her articles have been published in national legal publications including "Corporate Counsel" and "The Legal Intelligencer".

Ms. Vilendrer is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114, Minnesota General Rules of Practice. As a mediator, she draws from many years of experience as a successful business litigator and trial lawyer. Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Ms. Vilendrer has helped her clients obtain and save millions of dollars through negotiated settlements and court verdicts. Some of her successes include obtaining a jury verdict and grant of punitive damages by unanimous decision of an 11- member jury representing a plaintiff in a breach of contract and fraud case; and obtaining summary dismissal of her defendant client in a complex multi-million dollar class-action lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duties.

Ms. Vilendrer's litigation experience gives her a unique perspective in advising her clients on business liability issues and drafting contracts to minimize risk. Ms. Vilendrer attended BYU and UCLA Schools of Law . She earned a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Corporate Finance and a B.A. in French from University of Southern California.


Languages Spoken: French, Persian

Practice Areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 50%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Shannon Claire Lamb

    Ellie and I met as opposing counsel several years ago. She's insightful, thorough, and level headed. She always strives to do good, to collaborate, and connect. Ellie's a fine attorney with a big heart ~ one of the best our profession has to offer.


    Shannon Lamb Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kali Ashley Gardner Bowles

    Ellie is personable, energetic and always positive. I enjoy working with her to grow our separate businesses and will refer to her anyone that has a business!


    Kali Bowles Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Vilendrer Law, PC

5929 Baker Road, Suite 430
Minnetonka, MN, 55345

Vilendrer Law, PC

9350 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 203
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212



MNAuthorized to practice201106/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client's ChoiceAvvo2015
Top AttorneyAvvo2014
Top ContributorAvvo2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo2012
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hennepin County Bar FoundationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationPast MemberN/A
USC Alumni AssociationMemberN/A
UCLA Alumni AssociationMemberN/A
Bruin ProfessionalsMemberN/A
Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Alumni AssociationAlumniN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Martin v. Moreira$255,000
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UTN/Alaw2007
Univ of Southern CalifN/Aundergraduate2004
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
American Law Institute, CLEBecome a Better Negotiator in 60 Minutes2015
Commercial Law Web Advisor, CLENegotiating by Persuasion: The Art and Ethics of Deal Making2014
Business Law Series: Advancing and Protecting Your BusinessNegotiating by Persuasion: The Art of Deal Making2014
Minnesota Society for Healthcare Risk Management Spring SeminarMock Trial2011
L.A. FlashWhat Every Software Developer Should Know Before Entering into a Contract2010
360|Flex San JoseWhat Every Software Developer Should Know Before Entering into a Contract2010
Orange County Multimedia AssociationWhat Every Multimedia Professional Should Know Before Entering into a Contract2009
O.C. FlexWhat Every Software Developer Should Know Before Entering into a Contract2009