|ND||Authorized to practice law||2013||03/22/2017|
|MN||Authorized to practice||1996||02/14/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Owner/Partner||Doyle Hance, LLC||2008 - 2013|
|Associate Attorney||Murnane Brandt||2002 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||N/A||1996 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||1996 - Present|
|In re Field||Victory|
|Thompson Publishing Co. v. Tax Materials, Inc.||Settlement|
|Ly v. Nystrom||Victory|
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|www.hancelaw.net||Arbitrations - Designed to be Speedy and Reduce Costs||2015|
|www.hancelaw.net||Minnesota's New LLC Act||2015|
|www.hancelaw.net||Shareholder Oppression in Delaware||2015|
|www.hancelaw.net||Written Agreements Among Shareholders are Meaningful After All||2015|
|www.hancelaw.net||Ignorance of the Law...May be a Defense After All||2015|
|www.hancelaw.net||Director's Fiduciary Duty to Creditors||2015|
|www.hancelaw.net||Tortious Interference Claims in North Dakota||2015|
|Hance Law Firm Website||International Business - think about dispute resolution before the dispute arises||2014|
|Hance Law Firm Website||The Cost of Lawyers and How to Avoid It||2014|
|Hance Law Firm, Ltd. Website||Officers/Directors Also Have Fiduciary Duties to Creditors||2014|
|Hance Law Firm Website||Get It In Writing, Even With Family||2014|
|www.Hancelaw.net||What is an Account Stated||2014|
|www.hancelaw.net||Where Can You Sue or Be Sued?||2014|
|www.hancelaw.net||Sometimes the "Fine Print" is Important||2014|
|www.hancelaw.net||Ambiguous Contracts - Another Horro Story||2014|
|Hance Law Firm Website||Minnesota Supreme Court: Strict Compliance Required to Foreclose by Advertisement||2013|
|Hance Law Firm Website||For North Dakota Directors: Be Fair or Beware!||2013|
|Hance Law Firm Website||Dealing with the Nightmare Tenant||2013|
|William Mitchell College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1996|
|University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Political Science||Bachelor of Arts||1990|
Posted by anonymous
The majority partner in my business attempted to shut me out of the business. After my first vacation in four years, I came back to a locked office door and a response that our relationship "needed to change." I told my business partner that changing the locks on the door meant that we had no relationship. Steve made sure to understand the intricacies of my case, and felt confident that we had a strong case as a trial date was set. The other side suggested mediation, which we did, and we settled before trial. I've heard that it's a good settlement if both sides are unhappy, but I think I was more happy than the other side -- so I think I came out a little ahead.
Overall, I'm very happy with how Steve handled my case and would use him again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Joe
My company has worked with Stephen for nearly a decade. His expertise in business law is exceptional. We have utilized Stephen for both business litigation and contractual agreements. In both areas he has proven to be an invaluable resource.
Posted by Mark Ebbenga
It is simple, when dealing with lawyers over the past 20 years, it is hard to find one that can explain what and why we handle customers a certain way. As a business man you may get hard headed like I am, and want to do things that would not do well for yourself in business if take certain actions. Steve is able to negotiate and or guide me to do what will be in the best interest of my company, without causing a lot of litigation. Long and short, in all the time I have been in business Steve has been the most responsive and helpful attorney I have ever had. Easy to talk with, good to explain, and great guidance with our legal/business strategy.
Drake Metzger, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Steve for about 5 years in all realms of litigation. Steve is very experienced and knowledgeable in civil litigation. He is very cognizant of keeping client costs down, but is not at all hesitant to go to trial when the situation presents itself.
Edward Beckmann, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Steve Hance is an outstanding attorney. Steve values every client and delivers personal attention to each file. He can advise businesses with every aspect of its affairs, from incorporations and partnership agreements to customer contracts. Steve had litigated many disputes arising from business transactions, real estate ventures, and employment disputes. He has appeared in courtrooms throughout the Midwest. This background qualifies him to address all matters facing entrepreneurs and professionals. I give Steve my unqualified endorsement. He has the technical skill and ethical standards of an outstanding lawyer.