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Mark Eric Czuchry

Business Attorney at Victoria, MN

5.0   12 reviews

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    Entity formation, capitalization, employment matters, litigation and management consulting.

    22 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Trusts, wills, and sophisticated asset titling and management and probate.

    22 years

  3. Financial markets and services
    20%
    Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser compliance and best practices. Represent respondents in FINRA, SEC, and department of commerce/insurance investigations, on the record interviews, and in administrative actions.

    22 years

  4. Litigation
    20%
    Represent parties in business matters, and white collar defendants in federal investigations and subsequent matters.

    13 years

  5. Securities and investment fraud
    20%
    Represent claimants in FINRA arbitrations and investors in court v. broker dealers, investment advisers and others engaging in fraud, misrepresentation and omission.

    22 years

Licensed for 23 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1999
Updated 10/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Mark

Czuchry Law Firm
1750 Tower Blvd #209
PO Box 73
Victoria, MN, 55386

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FINRA Arbitration
I hired Mark for defense against a claim brought by my out of state BD based on an indemnity clause in my RR Agreement for loss resulting form FINRA arbitration panel award to former client who lost money in a private placement, alleging misrepresentation among other claims. Mark drafted an excellent Answer asserting firm legal and equitable defenses, challenging the efficacy and applicability of indemnity clause, among other confidential arguments. Mark secured my home-state forum in contravention to contract forum clause, and after extensive negotiations prompted by detailed and strategic discovery requests, Claimant BD settled the arbitration for a confidential amount with which I was very satisfied. Mark was aggressive in my defense and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing professional legal services. 10 out of 10 for performance and commitment to my case!!!
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Posted by Tim | August 3, 2016
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Tim Kruse Owner Kruse Insurance Services
I purchased a large agency and Mark help me with purchase agreement loan documents and non compete clause. He has been great to work with over the past 6 years. Mark has also helped September and I set up an estate plan that we are very comfortable with. He has been a great asset to me as a small business owner.
Posted by Robert | March 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Securities and Investment Fraud
My FINRA broker dealer terminated me alleging I, and others I controlled, engaged in document alterations.   FINRA and the MN DOC made inquiry into my conduct.  Mark shadow authored my submission that more accurately showed what had happened and put me in a more favorable light.  He was incredibly valuable while appearing for an on-the-record interview by making sure I answered questions to my favor. He is prepared and thorough, and has a personal caring that you do not get in a big firm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2013
Insurance
Mark reprensented me in responding to a Minnesota Deptarment of Commerce inquiry regarding an insurance related statue violation. Mark was very thourough and detailed in providing the facts I needed in order to respond to them. This was done in a very timely manner and I was informed of each step. He helped me keep the faith. I had a great result and would highly recommend Mark.
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Posted by Jon | February 28, 2013
FINRA
FINRA had orally said they were filing a Wells Notice which completely caught me off guard. FINRA wanted me to fly out to Maryland to try to resolve this matter. Mark was over the top prepared and got rid of the bogus Wells Notice and I didn't have to go to Maryland. I have since refered my personal clients to him and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2012
Reduced Promissory Note Case
Mark represented me in a broker promissory note case against a national wirehouse and was well prepared, knowledgeable and reached a settlement of 20% of the amount due on the notes.
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2012
Financial practice acquisition and Debt settlement
Mark has helped me financial practice acquisition and was very successful in negotiations. He has also represented me with debt settlement with a creditor. Mark brings a lot to the table and thinks of many things during negotiations that wouldn't have crossed my mind.
Posted by Bill | May 23, 2012
Review of Mark Czuchry
Mark's attention to detail helped us navigate the issues surrounding our need to understand the implications of POA and Trustees. Mark's willingness to put in the extra effort was shown by his allowing for meetings to be held after hours and on weekends. I would highly recommend Mark for your legal needs.
Posted by Brad Kalin | May 22, 2012
commercial lease review
As an Insurance agency owner I encounter a number of opportunities that require that advice of a great lawyer. Mark has been that lawyer for me for over a decade. He is professional, knowledgeable, reputable and honest. Recently, He even went out of his way to meet me on a Saturday to review and advise me on my agency's lease. I highly recommend him and I refer him to my friends, family and clients every opportunity that arises.
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Posted by Mark | May 10, 2012
Meticulous and Patient
I used Mark Czuchry in defense against a prominent national financial institution. He was meticulous in his analysis of the relevant information and negotiated a very fair settlement for me. His patience and his tenacity were important factors in the favorable outcome of my lawsuit.
Posted by Joel | April 27, 2012
Affective & knowledgeable
I hired Mark to do my S Corp, he was awesome. He is very thorough and walked me through the whole process. If you are looking for a lawyer to get the job done right Mark is your guy. Mark is now my go to lawyer for all my business needs.
Posted by Ron | April 26, 2012
Affective & Efficient
If you are looking for an affective & efficient securities attorney, Mark Czuchry is a person to check out. He helped my firm, during a time of significant need, getting the job done right and on time. He is a professional who will hold up his end of the bargain to help you move forward. Check him out.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Always

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Czuchry Law Firm, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Compliance Officer
  • FINRA Member Broker Dealers/RIAs
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Financial Adviser
  • Robert W. Baird
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Dir Misdemeanor Prosecution Clinic/Student Asst. City Atty
  • U of MN Law School/Ramsey County City Attorneys' Office
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Production Manager-Wafer
  • Seagate Technology
  • 1985 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Northwestern College of Roseville, MN
  • B.S.
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • FINRA v. K.D.
  • Closed investigation with only a Cautionary Action; no Form U-4 disclosure required.
  • US SEC v. Amit V. Patel
  • Won release of some assets; settled for small fraction of alleged damages.
  • At Home Apartments, LLC v. T.Y.
  • Prevented eviction; settlement.
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Associations

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • FINRA/NASD Member Broker Dealer
  • Registered Representative
  • 1999 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Oral Argument Champion
  • Maynard Pirsig Moot Court
  • 1998
  • Best Brief Finalist
  • Maynard Pirsig Moot Court
  • 1998

Publications

  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Pre-Emptive Reporting
  • 2003
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Court Muddles Public References to God
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm Element
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • 2009
  • NAIFA-Paul Bunyan
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • 2008
  • Bloomington, MN Continuing Education
  • Maximizing Community Spouse Standard of Living
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a remarkably sharp and aggressive lawyer. He thinks outside of the box in difficult cases. His clients adore him, and he is a pleasure to work with as co-counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Mark on a civil RICO matter in federal court. There were multiple co-defendants involved. Mark dug into the case and came up with the majority of our defenses which he aggressively advocated. The end result was a very favorable outcome for both our clients."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an excellent and resourceful advocate for his clients. He has deep knowledge of the securities brokerage industry, standards of practice, regulatory requirements and the prosecution of FINRA claims. He is dedicated and energetic, an attorney you will want to have in your corner to give you sound advice and right a wrong."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark and I were co-counsel on a case. He is very knowledgeable about the securities industry and is a tenacious litigator. In addition, he thinks creatively about cases and legal theories and is very detail oriented (which is crucial in complex cases). Mark has all the skills to bring success to your case as co-counsel or as your lawyer."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse the work of attorney Mark Czuchry. Mark is very educated in his areas of practice and works tirelessly for his clients as a kind, fair and passionate advocate. I strongly endorse his work."
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