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James A Rubenstein

James A Rubenstein

Practice areas:

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Litigation, Commercial, Debt Settlement, Mediation

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About Me

Jim Rubenstein brings a solutions oriented approach to his clients' challenges in finance, leasing, business bankruptcy and commercial litigation.  He is experienced in complex transactions involving workourts and Chapter 11 cases, business financing and commercial real estate.

Jim uses his experience as a business litigator and negotiator to help settle business disputes as a mediator.  He speaks at seminars frequently on bankruptcy and commercial leasing topics.

Jim also serves as genreal counsel to the Minnesota Opera and on the boards of the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis and the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 50%
    41 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    41 years, 150 cases
  3. Debt Settlement: 10%
    41 years, 150 cases
  4. Commercial: 10%
    41 years, 200 cases
  5. Mediation: 5%
    19 years, 18 cases



Hourly ($410-430/hour)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

90 S Seventh St #4800
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-4129



MNAuthorized to practice197406/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Minnesota SuperlawyerMinnesota Law and Politics2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderMoss & Barnett1974 - Present
N/AHon. Miles W. Lord, United States District Court, District of Minnesota1973 - 1974

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Hitchcock IndustriesUnsecured Creditors were paid in full.
Publicly held communications companyNegotiated and documented a $1.2 billion facility

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Publication NameTitleDate
Minnesota CLEMinnesota Contracts Deskbook, Chapter 2 - Types of Contracts2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/AJ.D.1973
Williams CollegeN/ABA1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Minnesota Contracts Deskbook SeminarTypes of Contracts2009
In-Depth Title Insurance PrinciplesImpact of Bankruptcy on Real Estate and Title Insurance2008
2008 Bankruptcy InstituteSecret Liens and Trusts2008