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Ryan has a broad litigation practice and has tried cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfers, breach of contract, statutory employment claims, mechanic’s liens, construction defects, conversion, and numerous other business and individual claims and criminal matters. From drafting the first documents in a lawsuit to arguing the case in state Supreme Courts, Ryan has ushered clients through all stages of their case. When not trying lawsuits, Ryan assists clients with their residential and commercial real estate transactions.


Prior to joining Morrison Sund PLLC in 2006, Ryan practiced commercial litigation with Gislason & Hunter, LLP, was a law clerk with Messerli & Kramer, P.A. and interned with Judge John P. Smith of Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. 


Ryan graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in 2003, where he was apublished Law Review author and represented William Mitchell College of Law at the Florida State Bar Association’s national Tax Moot Court Competition. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Land Title Association and Hazeltine National Golf Club.


When not at the office, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, Tawnya and their two sons.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
  2. Real Estate: 10%
  3. Construction: 10%



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  • Michael Timothy Berger

    Ryan is a top-notch trial attorney who consistently obtains outstanding results for his clients. If you need a creative, aggressive and zealous advocate, Ryan is your man.


    Michael Berger Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Morrison Sund PLLC

5125 Co Rd 101 #200
Minnetonka, MN, 55345


NDAuthorized to practice law201301/18/2016
MNAuthorized to practice200307/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarThomson Reuters2015
Rising StarThomson Reuters2014
Rising StarMpls. St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, Twin Cities Business Magazine, SuperLawyers.com2013
Rising StarMpls. St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, Twin Cities Business Magazine, SuperLawyers.com2012
Cum LaudeWilliam Mitchell College of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalMorrison Sund PLLC2014 - Present
AssociateMorrison Sund PLLC2006 - 2013
Associate AttorneyGislason & Hunter, LLP2003 - 2006
Law ClerkMesserli & Kramer2002 - 2003
Legal InternState Of Minnesota Ninth Judicial District2002 - 2002
Law ClerkWestrick & McDowall Nix, PLLP2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Minnesota Land Title AssociationLegislative Committee2011 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Eclipse Architectural Group, Inc. v. Lam, 799 N.W.2d 632 (Minn. App. 2011).Affirmed - Hand delivery is "personal service."
Riverview Muir Doran, LLC v. JADT Development Group, LLC, 790 N.W.2d 167 (Minn. 2010).Affirmed - "Actual notice" of existing lien requires knowledge of lienable services and knowledge of debt for those services.
Holb-Gunther, LLC v. Van-Tech Corp.Affirmed - Holb-Gunther, LLC proved its lost profits to the jury with "reasonable certainty."
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Publication nameTitleDate
Attorney at Law MagazineLakefront Ownership - Riparian Rights and Regulation2014
Attorney at Law MagazineNotice is Given: Strict Compliance Required for Serving Eviction Summons2014
Attorney at Law MagazineRuiz v. 1st Fidelity Loan Servicing, LLC: Reminding Lenders of the Perils in Foreclosing by Advertisement2013
Attorney at Law MagazineClear as Mud: Recent Developments in the Priority of Mechanic's Liens2013
Minnesota Mechanics LiensUnderstanding Minnesota Mechanics Lien Law2005
William Mitchell Law ReviewDiscouraging Declaratory Actions in Minnesota—The Res Judicata Effect of Declaratory Judgments in Light of State v. Joseph2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
North Dakota State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
January 2011 MeetingLiens Against Personal Property2011
October Lunch MeetingBankruptcy Considerations in Title Insurance2007
Minnesota Mechanic’s LiensUnderstanding Minnesota Mechanics Lien Law2005
Ag Lending SeminarLegislative & Case Update2005
Ag Lending SeminarArticle 9 Transactions2004