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Jonathon Lee Farnsworth

Business Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   2 reviews

About Jonathon

Learn Jonathon’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%

    15 years

  2. Internet
    40%
    Technology and Internet practice, including data privacy and security.

    15 years

  3. Real estate
    10%

    15 years

Jon is an attorney who represents business clients in their complex technology and business legal matters.  He also represents clients in mergers and acquisitions.  He primarily works in Spencer Fane's Minneapolis office.

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Licensed for 14 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2017
Updated 09/07/2022
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/29/2022

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

Contact Jonathon

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne
100 South Fifth Street
Suite 2500
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

Reviews

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Posted by Tonya | February 6, 2015
Eviction
Jon Represented us in an eviction case against 5 of our tenants. It was a difficult case due to the fact that they were paying rent but had multiple lease violations. The tenants had become disruptive to our civil servants and neighbors (to name a few infraction), action had to be taken. He was informative, professional, swift, clear and concise in action. Upfront and honest. Always worked towards our goals but presented many options. We as anyone wanted to spend as little as possible. Jon gave us first and foremost the options that would best fit this criteria for us and then presented what the next steps may be. We had a difficult case and in the end Jon was able to obtain the eviction before going to court. As landlords and the homeowner I was so thankful to have Jon working for us. We would not have been able to evict these tenants with out him. I would encourage anyone who has trouble tenants contact Jon. It's worth piece of mind to know that he's got the experience and knowledge to give you your best shot at achieving your goal.
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Posted by Anne | November 29, 2010
real estate
Extremely helpful in educating us on our options. Always concerned with our welfare and what would be most helpful to us. Very client service oriented as well as knowledgeable.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 1-550 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Vice President of Board
  • St. Paul Urban Tennis
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon & Vogt P.A.
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • University of St. Thomas-Opus College of Business
  • Masters Business Administration (MBA)
  • 2008
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis
  • Juris Doctorate (JD) (Cum laude)
  • 2008
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude)
  • 2004
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude)
  • 2004
  • Institute for Economic and Political Studies Program
  • London, England
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • Reigel v. DPS Properties, LLC, (27-CV-10-20351, affirmed, A14-0508, A14-0577)
  • Won
  • Primera Technology, Inc. v. Carlos Levenstein, FA1404001556919 (Nat. Arb. Forum July 2, 2014)
  • Won
  • Valley Creek Mall, LLC vs Snyder's Drug Stores (Minn. Dist. Ct.)
  • Won (Commercial tenant evicted)
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Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • President of Computer and Technology Law Section
  • 2016 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer and Technology Law Section
  • Section Council Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer and Technology Law Section
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Computer and Technology Law Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Attorney Volunteer of the Year
  • LegalCorps
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Kroll Ontrack E-Discovery Course Certification
  • Kroll Ontrack
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Pending
  • Three Tips to a Successful Contract Negotiation
  • 2012
  • Minnesota CLE
  • Summary Guide to Construction Defect Claims
  • 2012
  • Felhaber Law Firm
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished In Will Contests: Personal Representatives who volunteer to administer estates should avoid these ten common mistakes
  • 2011
  • Client
  • Key Warranty Issues White Paper
  • 2010
  • Client
  • FAR Out! Understanding Changes to Federal Acquisition Regulations to Obtain Stimulus Money
  • 2009
  • Client
  • It's Not Easy Being Green: Legal Pitfalls of Green Construction
  • 2008
  • Client
  • Withdrawn Bids – When is a Bid a Binding Contract?
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Partnership Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes from Start to Finish
  • 2016
  • Computer and Technology Law Section
  • Electronic Communication: Avoiding inadvertent contracts; navigating issues of enforceability, authentication of e-signatures, and admissibility
  • 2016
  • Computer and Technology Law Institute
  • Taking the Cloud out of the Cloud
  • 2016
  • NACBA 2015
  • Copyright Law 101
  • 2015
  • NACBA 2015
  • Contract Law 101
  • 2015
  • Investment Club
  • Hot Button Legal Issues Involving the Internet
  • 2015
  • Launching New Ventures
  • Legal Issues 101 for Entrepreneurs
  • 2014
  • National Association of Church Business Administration
  • Copyright and the Church
  • 2013
  • National Association of Church Business Administration
  • How to hire an attorney
  • 2013
  • University of St. Thomas Law School - Negotiation
  • Tips for Successful Negotiations
  • 2012
  • Computer Law Section
  • 15 of the Top Computer Law-Related Decisions That Every Lawyer Should Know
  • 2011
  • Civil Litigation and New Lawyer Sections
  • Effective Deposition Techniques: What litigators can learn from modern film and television clips (and a few real life examples too)
  • 2011
  • Social Networking
  • My Space or Your Space: The Employment Law Implications of Social Networking
  • 2010
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Employers' Obligation to Retain and Preserve Written and Electronic Documents
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Jonathon
Business Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jon since law school and he has always been a dedicated professional. He takes his work seriously, keeps on top of the state of the law, and places his clients first. Jon is a great colleague and an excellent attorney to have on your team."
Business Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is a driven and precise business litigator. I would not hesitate to recommend Jon's services."
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