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 I am an attorney with significant litigation experience, focusing my practice on commercial, franchise, and real estate litigation. I am able to assist clients throughout the litigation process, from commencing or defending a claim to trial or appeal. I also hold a certificate in alternative dispute resolution.  My dispute resolution practices assist my clients in achieving their goals in a cost-effective manner.


Practice areas


  1. Franchising: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Steven Matthew Cerny

    Susan is a highly skilled litigation and franchise attorney. I highly recommend her to any company or business owner faced with a complex legal dispute.


    Steven Cerny Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Dustin Thomas Bower

    Susan is an excellent attorney. She is skilled in her practice of the law and a tireless advocate for her clients.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Anytime Fitness, LLC

12181 Margo Ave. S.
Hastings, MN, 55033


MNAuthorized to practice200706/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
North Star LawyerMinnesota State Bar Association2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Corporate CounselAnytime Fitness, LLC2014 - Present
AttorneyLarkin Hoffman2011 - 2014
AttorneyBarna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
West Bank School of MusicBoard Member and Secretary2014 - Present
Minnesota Women LawyersN/A2007 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Forum on FranchisingN/AN/A
International Franchise AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gavaras v. Greenspring Media, LLCSuccessfully obtained an order sua sponte declaring client employee's noncompete agreement unenforceable
Anytime Fitness, LLC v. Edinburgh Fitness, LLCObtained temporary injunction enforcing post-termination obligations in franchise agreement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Franchise Lawyer (ABA)State Regulators Circumvent Venue Clauses for Arbitration2015
Law Journal Newsletter (LJN)Court Watch: Franchise Alert2014
Law Journal Newsletter (LJN)Court Watch: Franchise Alert2013
The Franchise LawyerEstablishing Diversity Jurisdiction in Franchise Disputes: The Value of Injunctive Relief2012
Law Journal Newsletters' Franchising Business & Law AlertCourt Watch: Franchise Alert2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IFA Legal SymposiumBasics of Franchise Litigation2014