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Seymour J Mansfield

About Seymour Mansfield

About me

Seymour Mansfield, a founding shareholder of Mansfield Tanick & Cohen, P.A., has 40 years of diverse legal experience, and is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Illinois, the U.S. Supreme Court, various federal district and appeals courts. He now focuses on:

  •  business and complex litigation,
  • mediation,
  • employment and employee benefits law, including sex harassment, sex and race discrimination, and non-compete issues,
  • trade secrets and unfair business practices, and
  • international business transactions and disputes.


For the past two decades, Mr. Mansfield has been selected as a Minnesota "Super Lawyer" and among the Top 40 Super Lawyers in the area of Labor and Employment Law, and over the years, as a "Super Lawyer" and "Leading Lawyer" in the area of Commercial Litigation.


He is the Firm's primary representative to Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), a commercial association of over 109 independent commercial law firms located in 59 countries and 148 key cities, comprising over 3500 lawyers worldwide. He served on LAW's governing board from 2002 through 2008. Mr. Mansfield frequently lectures and writes on business law and litigation-related topics.


Charitable Leadership

Active in volunteering, pro bono legal services, philanthropy and other ways of giving back to the community, he was recognized as 2009 Honoree of The Fund for the Legal Aid Society (Fund) at its Law Day Testimonial Dinner for his life time achievements in supporting legal services and the pursuit of social and economic justice for the disadvantaged.

He and his wife, Susan, were honored at the 2007 World Premiere of the Basilica of St. Mary's Holocaust Memorial Oratorio.

Mr. Mansfield was a co-founder and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of The Fund; the Boards of Jewish Community Action and the Albert and Anne Mansfield Foundation. For more about Mr. Mansfield's community involvement, see


Family; Hobbies:

Mr. Mansfield resides in southwest Minneapolis with Susan, his wife of over 40 years. He has three grown children, Alexis and Justin, and Steven, and enjoys scuba diving, underwater photography, ping-pong, tennis, biking and fitness training.