I am a business and employment law attorney focusing on the business, employment and litigation needs of entrepreneurs and growing businesses. I frequently advise clients on mergers & acquisitions, employment agreements, non compete and severance agreements, and trademark and copyright disputes.
My transactional background, coupled with my understanding of and experience in pursuing litigation when necessary, is particularly well-suited to small and medium-sized businesses that need their legal concerns addressed promptly, efficiently, and effectively.
I pride myself on exceeding my clients’ expectations. My responsiveness, creativity and ability to efficiently evaluate, advise and advocate for clients has earned me the respect of peers, as I have been named a Rising Star multiple times by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1997, where I was a managing editor for the Minnesota Law Review. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, I joined the Hinshaw & Culbertson law firm in its Minneapolis office, practicing primarily in business and corporate law. I am a founding partner of Trepanier & MacGillis P.A., which added a shareholder in 2013 and is now known as Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.
I have spoken before classes at the University of St. Thomas New Venture MBA Program. I am currently co-chairman of the Lawyer Referral & Information Service of the Hennepin County Bar Association, and am a former member of the Board of Directors of Americoach, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit.
I regularly volunteer with the Hennepin County Self-Help Expungement Clinic, and assist low income clients through the Volunteer Lawyers Network.
Business, Contract & Corporate law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Copyrights & Trademarks
Trade Secret Disputes
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1998
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|MN||Authorized to practice||1998||04/19/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Minnesota Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Minnesota Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Minnesota Rising Star||Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Honors Scholar||John Carroll University||1992|
|Attorney||Trepanier Law Office||2002 - 2003|
|Volunteer||U.S. Peace Corps||2001 - 2002|
|Associate||HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LLP||1998 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Chair, Lawyer Referral & Information Service Oversight Committee||2013 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Co-chair, Business and Securities Section||2008 - 2011|
|Minnesota Lacrosse Umpires Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Unknown Alloy, Inc., et al. v. The RM Group, LLC, et al.||Damages awarded to Plaintiff|
|TempWorks Software Inc. v. Avionte, LLC||Confidential settlement|
|McLean, et al. v. Mortgage One & Finance Corporation||Confidential settlement.|
|Trepanier & MacGillis Website||U.S. Supreme Court Decision Narrows Definition of Supervisor||2013|
|Trepanier & MacGillis Website||It’s Time to Update Your Corporate Minute Book||2012|
|Trepanier & MacGillis E-Newsletter||Choice of Entity for a Professional Firm||2012|
|Trepanier & MacGillis E-Newsletter||Strategies to Reduce Collection Problems||2012|
|Trepanier & MacGilis E-Newsletter||8th Circuit Rejects S Corporation Owner's Characterization of Reasonable Compensation||2012|
|Trepaner & MacGillis PA E-Newsletter||Eighth Circuit Limits Definition of "Fiduciary" in Creditor's Effort to Declare Debt Nondischargeable||2012|
|Trepanier & MacGillis PA E-Newsletter||Considerations for Incorporating Your Entity in Delaware vs. Minnesota||2012|
|Hennepin Lawyer||Non-Compete Agreements: Are They Assignable Under Minnesota Law?||2009|
|Hennepin Lawyer||Switching Gears: Trading in the View from the Office,||2002|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Public Affairs||MA - Masters||1998|
|John Carroll University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Starting Your Own Solo or Small Firm Practice||Tax and Other Considerations in Entity Selection||2012|
|Minnesota CLE Center||Creating a Professional Firm||2012|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||The Assignability of Non-Compete Agreements||2009|
|Business Medicine Conference||Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace||2002|