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About Me

I provide legal services to nonprofits and charitable organizations. The firm, Urban Birken PLLC, assists nonprofit entities in multiple ways: we form nonprofit entities, seek federal 501(c) status for the nonprofit, ensure existing nonprofits maintain compliant with state and federal laws, provide advice regarding fundraising, fiscal sponsorship, and fiduciary duties, create necessary internal policies and procedures for the nonprofit, litigate civil lawsuits, draft contracts and other documents, and mediate board conflicts.


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Practice Areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 55%
  2. Tax: 25%
  3. Litigation: 15%
  4. Government: 5%



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael Charles Doland

    Sometimes one answer is enough and the answer of Ms. Urban I just reviewed should put her on any client's "short list". The answer was accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jessica Laural Portz Birken

    Jenn is well versed in nonprofit legal issues including tax, governance and business operations. She is smart, funny, very ethical and a zealous advocate for her clients. Her easy going nature and sense of humor makes her easy to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend Jenn.


    Jessica Birken Government Contracts Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Urban Birken PLLC

The Parkdales
5401 Gamble Dr., Suite 275
St. Louis Park, MN, 55416


MNAuthorized to practice201006/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Notable Networker AwardBNI - Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
CFO & Managing PartnerUrban Birken PLLC2009 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralOhio Attorney General's Office2005 - 2009
Of CounselThe Ohio State Moritz College of Law Clinical Programs2004 - 2005
Law ClerkTenth District Court of Appeals for the State of Ohio2003 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
BNI - Minnesota and Northern WisconsinN/A2010 - Present
Better Business BureauN/A2010 - Present
Minnesota Women LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
The Membership Management ReportWhat Your Member Privacy Policy Should Address2011
Bench & Bar of MinnesotaTips & Traps: Soliciting for Charity2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State UniversityLawJuris Doctor2003
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPolitical Science & International RelationsBachelor of Arts2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Starting your Own Solo or Small Firm Practice - And Doing it Right!Challenges in Starting Your Firm and How to Overcome Them2012
MAVA Professional Development: Covering Your Bases: Legal and HR Issues with Volunteers and InternsVolunteer Liability, How to Avoid Unintentional Employees, and Better Ways2012