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James A Rubenstein

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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About James

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    49 years, 200 cases

  2. Litigation

    49 years, 150 cases

  3. Commercial real estate

    49 years, 200 cases

  4. Debt settlement

    49 years, 150 cases

  5. Mediation

    27 years, 18 cases

Jim Rubenstein brings a solutions oriented approach to his clients' challenges in finance, leasing, business bankruptcy and commercial litigation.  He is experienced in complex transactions involving workourts and Chapter 11 cases, business financing and commercial real estate.

Jim uses his experience as a business litigator and negotiator to help settle business disputes as a mediator.  He speaks at seminars frequently on bankruptcy and commercial leasing topics.

Jim also serves as genreal counsel to the Minnesota Opera and on the boards of the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis and the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul.

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Licensed for 48 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1974
Updated 10/28/2022

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

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James A Rubenstein
90 S Seventh St #4800
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-4129


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  • Hourly Rates $ 410-430 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Moss & Barnett
  • 1974 - Present
  • Hon. Miles W. Lord, United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • 1973 - 1974


  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 1973
  • Williams College
  • BA
  • 1970

Legal Cases

  • Publicly held communications company
  • Negotiated and documented a $1.2 billion facility
  • Hitchcock Industries
  • Unsecured Creditors were paid in full.

Honors and Awards

  • Minnesota Superlawyer
  • Minnesota Law and Politics
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2011


  • Minnesota CLE
  • Minnesota Contracts Deskbook, Chapter 2 - Types of Contracts
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Minnesota Contracts Deskbook Seminar
  • Types of Contracts
  • 2009
  • In-Depth Title Insurance Principles
  • Impact of Bankruptcy on Real Estate and Title Insurance
  • 2008
  • 2008 Bankruptcy Institute
  • Secret Liens and Trusts
  • 2008

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Minneapolis Chapter 11 bankruptcy Lawyer James A Rubenstein
James A Rubenstein
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 48 years