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When you need someone to go to bat for you, you can count on me to deliver. I know that disputes don’t occur in a vacuum and that there are reasons for the position you are taking.  You and your business are my primary interest and, together, we’ll develop a strategy focused on your goals. It’s my job to resolve disputes, in a manner that works for you, so that you can get back to your business. After all, the law is a set of rules, and sometimes you need a person to enforce those rules. People I work with say that I am: Attentive I ask questions and listen, mindful of your objectives to ensure all critical points are covered. Concise —I get to the point and focus on the issue at hand. I don’t waste time on details that are irrelevant or unhelpful. TenaciousI’ll give your problem the attention that I would give my own, with unwavering determination and dedication. As an Eagle Scout, I know the meaning of dogged preparation.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Construction: 25%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 15%
    15 years
  4. Immigration: 10%
    15 years



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Peterson Habicht, P.A.

33 South Sixth St.
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice200108/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Rising StarMinnesota Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPeterson Habicht, PA2012 - Present
AttorneyRinke Noonan2002 - 2012
AttorneyVolz Law2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Women ContractorsEducation Committee2016 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law SectionSecretary2015 - Present
Builder Association of Twin CitiesPublic Policy Committee2015 - Present
Minnesota Subcontractors AssociationGovernment Affairs Committee2015 - Present
Builder Association of MinnesotaMember2002 - Present
Suburban Northwest Builders AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
John E. Simonett American Inn of CourtMember2003 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Consolidated Lumber Co. v. Northern Lakes Const. of MN, Inc.Trial verdict on mechanic's lien priority over construction financing mortgage affirmed by Minnesota Court of Appeals
Legg v. Gauge Const. Management & Development, Inc.Settlement following remand
Wallboard, Inc. v. St. Cloud Mall, LLCSummary Judgment affirmed by Court of Appeals
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Publication nameTitleDate
On the LevelThe Immigration Compliance Audit Overview2015
On The Level - The Voice of SubcontractorsManaging I-9 Risk for Small Businesses2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Saint Olaf CollegePolitical Science and HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Minnesota Society for Human Resource Managment State ConferenceI-9 Compliance, Audits and Enforcement Actions2014
Minnesota Construction LawMechanic's Lien Law in Minnesota2005