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Stephen William Hance

About Stephen Hance

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Steve represents and advises clients that are dealing with business, real estate disputes and family law concerns.  He appreciates the financial realities of conflict, and makes every effort to find a creative solution that makes sense.  When there are no choices though, his experience and record of success pays dividends.  Steve has represented clients ranging from individual entrepreneurs to fortune 100 companies, appearing in numerous federal and state trials. When it makes sense to resolve dispute, Steve finds a solution. When it does not, he has the confidence, skill and resolve to take it to trial, where he almost always prevails.  


Steve also routinely assists clients in transactions involving the purchase or sale of businesses and/or real estate.  He has saved his clients millions recognizing potential tax issues, finding additional value in their business transactions or simply helping them avoid unnecessary liabilities.

A 1996 honors graduate from William Mitchell College of Law, Steve is a member in good standing with the Minnesota State Bar Association; Ramsey County Bar Association; Hennepin County Bar Association; Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.


He is very active in the Rotary Organization, having served as a Board Member, Committee Chair, Treasurer and District Committee Chair. Steve has served as a Board Member for the St. Paul/Nagasaki Sister City Organization, the Como Park Lantern Lighting Festival and as President and Board Member for the Bloomington Sister City Organization (Izumi Japan).


Steve was raised in Minnesota and now lives in Minneapolis. He is married with one child.  He spent two years living in Tokyo, Japan where he learned to speak conversational Japanese. He is an avid competitive pool player, second degree black belt in tae kwon do, avid downhill skiier and fisherman, among other things.

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