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Patrick D McGuiness

Employment and labor Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

As an attorney and small business owner, I strive to provide practical solutions to my clients problems. Specifically, I enjoy advising clients on employment law matters such as the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

I am active in the community and volunteer for multiple organizations.

Hiway Federal Credit Union - Directore, Board of Directors
City of Saint Pau District 9 Council - First Vice President
Charter School Property, Inc. - President, Board of Directors
Meals on Wheels Saint Paul - Weekly Volunteer Delivery Driver
Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association:
-Organizational Assessment Team
-Public Relations Committee
-Stormwater Management Task Team
-Permeable Paver Systems Subcommittee
-Landscape Education Committee

I am always looking for new challenges and enjoy working with clients in all industries!

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Location

Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC
1216 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN, 55104

Reviews

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Posted by Jack | February 15, 2013
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Responsive and Professional, Patrick performed all tasks requested by my business.
Posted by Jack | February 7, 2013
Professional
Patrick serviced the needs of the Association I work for professionally on several occasions in the last few years. Top notch and trustworthy
Posted by Chris | July 15, 2011
Trustworthy St. Paul Attorney. Good work and fair billing.
I've worked with Patrick McGuiness for business entity creation, employee handbook, general employment practice consultation, issues related to customers/collections. Also consultation on the contracts we use with our clients. Patrick is a pleasant person to work with and is very professional and timely about communication. Your phone calls and emails will be returned promptly. He has experience owning a construction-related business, as well, so I think he is uniquely qualified to give good advice to business owners and would-be business owners. His fee structure is fair for both sides. He definitely earns what he bills... which has not always been how I felt about other attorneys. He is my go-to attorney and I would call him regardless what legal issues you're facing. If his firm doesn't have expertise in your exact need, they can recommend you to someone who does.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Captain
  • U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Representation Professor
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Zlimen & McGuiness, pllc
  • 2008 - Present

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry v. Anonymous Irrigation Contractor
  • Significantly reduced Consent Order.
  • Goldstar Travel & Advertising v. William Fuller
  • Settled
  • Federal Department of Labor v. Anonymous Landscaper
  • Signigicantly reduced assesment for client

Associations

  • Hiway Federal Credit Union
  • Vice Chair, Director, Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Minnesota Turf Association
  • 2008 - Present
  • Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation
  • 2008 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Minnesota Nursery And Landscape Association
  • Director, Board of Directors 2014-2015
  • 2001 - Present
  • Charter School Property, Inc.
  • President, Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2013
  • City of Saint Paul District 9 Community Council - Fort Road Federation
  • First Vice President
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Major General Garrison Award
  • US Special Operations Command
  • 2017
  • One of Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans
  • Minnesota Jaycees
  • 2012
  • Todd Bachman Award for innovation in Green Industry business
  • University of Minnesota, MNLA Foundation
  • 2010

Publications

  • The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLA
  • Three Most Common Employment Law Violations
  • 2011
  • The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLA
  • LLC Post Formation Requirements
  • 2011
  • Building Products Connection - Publication of The Northwest Lumber Association
  • 5 Common Employee Handbook Mistakes
  • 2011
  • The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLA
  • OSHA - What you need to know about the Severe Violator Enforcement Program
  • 2010
  • The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLA
  • Saving Money on Overtime Using the Fluctuating Workweek
  • 2010
  • The Scoop - The Official Publication of the MNLA
  • Employee Misclassification
  • 2010
  • The Scoop
  • Don't Put Your Personal Assets at Risk
  • 2008
  • The Scoop
  • Why Everyone Should Have an Attorney
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • North Dakota Nursery and Greenhouse Association
  • The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Your Business
  • 2013
  • Northern Green Expo
  • Too Many Laws, Rules & Regulations... I just want to work
  • 2011
  • North Dakota Nursery & Greenhouse Association Convention
  • Federal Labor Law for the Green Industry
  • 2011
  • Hedberg Spring Education Day
  • The Fluctuating Workweek - A Compliant Plan for Green Industry Employees
  • 2011
  • Gertens Spring Education Day & Buying Fair
  • The Fluctuating Workweek - A Compliant Plan for Green Industry Employees
  • 2011
  • Northern Green Expo
  • Contracts & Mechanics Liens in Minnesota
  • 2010
  • JRK Seed Spring Education Day
  • What happens during a federal Department of Labor Audit
  • 2010
  • Hedberg Spring Education Day
  • What happens during a federal Department of Labor Audit
  • 2010
  • Guest Lecturer
  • What You Need to Know Before Starting a Green Industry Business
  • 2010
  • Guest Lecturer
  • What You Need to Know Before Starting a Green Industry Business
  • 2010
  • Gertens Spring Education Day
  • What happens during a federal Department of Labor Audit
  • 2010
  • Gertens Spring Contractor Expo
  • Choosing the Right Business Entity
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Patrick
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick is a terrific lawyer! He's very knowledgeable, as well as creative. He brings these and many other strengths to bear on his client's legal issues. I highly recommend him!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse the work and service of Patrick and Bryan; they are great resources for our community and for me to be able to refer friends and clients. Thank you."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Patrick brings strong advocacy skills and great customer service to all of his clients. His experience as a business owner and an attorney make him uniquely qualified to provide the practical advice that matters most to clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat is a diligent, hard working and knowledgeable lawyer. I refer potential cases to Pat because, in addition to those qualities, I know that he is responsive and will treat the potential client with respect."
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