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Thompson Hall Santi Cerny & Dooley
901 Marquette Avenue
AT&T Tower Suite 1675


I am inspired by working with business owners -- their entrepreneurial drive, creativity, and lifelong learning. As a business attorney, I partner with company owners to solve complex problems and minimize legal risk, helping them build successful companies. Full bio:


From our office in downtown Minneapolis, our business attorneys represent company owners and their businesses in complex contracts, employment law, intellectual property, real estate, and taxes—along with litigation involving these areas. Our attorneys are licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, and Florida.

Too many law firms are outdated, overpriced, and unresponsive. Our clients don’t want attorneys with big egos, condescending attitudes, and bureaucratic service.

Attorneys at our firm think differently. We are business minded. We are “hands on.” We value efficiency, responsiveness, and results. We partner with business owners, educating them about the process, empowering them to focus on business growth.

Our attorneys leverage experience in big law firms, with major corporations, and serving top judges, at rates below what our former law firms charged for our services.

By providing corporate counsel and legal representation, our business attorneys help companies achieve results and prevent legal problems.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 70%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
    8 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (33-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Thompson Hall Santi Cerny & Dooley

901 Marquette Ave, Suite 1675
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice200707/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans AwardMinnesota Jaycees2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyKroll Ontrack2008 - 2008
AttorneyMorrison Fenske & Sund2007 - 2008
Law Clerk ExternU.S. District Court2006 - 2006
N/AFoley & Mansfield2006 - 2006
N/AFredrikson & Byron2005 - 2007
N/AHenningson & Snoxell2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Plaza 3000 Partnership LLP vs. Bauman Management Inc et al.Settled
John Gregory Wehr vs Jared Wehr, Zachery Wehr, David WehrSettled
Signature Concepts Inc vs Hurricane Brand Holdings LLC and JM Field Marketing IncSettled
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Publication nameTitleDate
TreatiseAdvising Minnesota Corporations and Other Business Organizations2011
MinnesotaAttorney.comMinnesota NonCompete Agreements2008
MinnesotaAttorney.comCan an LLC be Taxed as an S Corp?2007
William Mitchell Law ReviewUnenforceable Fiduciary Duty Limitations: Why Drafting Partnership Agreements Limiting the Duty to Disclose and Partnership Opportunity is More Precarious After Triple Five of Minn., Inc. v. Simon, 404 F.3d 1088 (8th Cir. 2005)2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Concordia UniversityMarketing Management and InnovationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
E-Discovery Certification CourseESI Hot Topics2008