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“What others view as legal problems, I view as solution opportunities – opportunities to lead my clients to the results they hope for, efficiently and economically.”

For 35 years, Marshall H. Tanick has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters, with emphasis on employment law; constitutional law, including defamation, privacy, and other communications; education law; animal law; pet law; land law; and business disputes.

As much a student of law as a practitioner of it, Marshall stays abreast of legal trends and the latest case law by teaching at area law schools, conducting continuing legal education classes, and writing extensively for law and business publications. He also welcomes the opportunity to take on difficult cases. “I’m very interested in legal issues,” says Marshall. “I see them both as personal challenges and opportunities that can lead to modifications or improvements in law, often to make it more accessible and affordable.” 

Regardless of precedent-setting potential, Marshall brings to each case a strong work ethic, a commitment to accessibility, and a talent for identifying and explaining strategic options. Clients also benefit from a breadth of experience that helps him understand their legal problems – and turn them into solutions.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Employment & Labor: 25%
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%
  4. Entertainment: 25%

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Contact info

Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC

8050 West 78th Street
Edina, MN, 55439


MNAuthorized to practice197407/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Minnesota Super LawyerMinnesota Journal of Law & Politics1998
Minnesota Super LawyerMinnesota Journal of Law & Politics1997
Minnesota Super LawyerMinnesota Journal of Law & Politics1996
Minnesota Super LawyerMinnesota Journal of Law & Politics1995
Minnesota Super LawyerMinnesota Journal of Law & Politics1994
Author's Award for Legal PublicationsMinnesota State Bar Association1992
Authors AwardMinnesota Bench and Bar1985
Author's Award for Legal PublicationsMinnesota State Bar Association1985
"Top Lawyer" in MinnesotaMinneapolis/St. Paul Business MagazineN/A
"Top Lawyer" in MinnesotaTwin Cities Business MagazineN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
Financial Planning AssociationMemberN/A
International Association for Financial PlanningMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Bench and BarNegotiating Media Confidentiality Agreements1995
Bench and BarSex Harassment and the First Amendment1995
Bench and BarLawyers Libel Liability1994
Minnesota VenturesBeware of Oral Contracts1994
Bench and BarPlain Language Languishes1994
Minnesota VenturesHow To Avoid Manual Labor Problems1990
Bench and BarLibel Comes To Work1987
Litigation MagazineThou Shalt Not Ignore Arbitration1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of MinnesotaJournalismBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota Institute of Legal EducationRight of Privacy1999
Minnesota Institute of Legal EducationEmployment Relationship1997