Blake’s clients don’t conduct business in a vacuum, nor does he take that approach to practicing law. “My job is to see the bigger picture – because there’s always a bigger picture,” he says. “My construction clients don’t need me to duplicate their expertise; they count on my guidance where their business intersects with banking, lending, real estate, collections, and a myriad of other issues they face."
“Seeing the larger landscape enables me to analyze my clients’ needs faster and more fully, and to address them more effectively and cost-efficiently.”
Blake works with a diversity of businesses, primarily in the construction, real estate, banking and finance sectors, where he focuses on:
Clients also retain Blake in a general counsel capacity, relying on his guidance in formulating creative strategies to maximize opportunity and minimize risk. As such, his services encompass a wide range of transactional matters including:
For his entire career, Blake has counseled and assisted creditors in recovering accounts receivable, having represented both businesses and collection agencies. He assists clients in every phase of creditor remedies, from reviewing and improving contracts and credit applications to obtaining and collecting judgments against debtors.
Outside of his successful law practice, Blake also serves in other areas of the community and has been honored numerous times over the years.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1995||05/21/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|Partner||Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC||1997 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Minnesota Bank & Trust||Director||2008 - 2013|
|Hennepin County Bar Association, Ethics Committee||Investigator||2004 - 2010|
|William Mitchell Law Review||Construction Liens: A National Review and Template for a Uniform Lien Act||N/A|
|William Mitchell College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Gustavus Adolphus College||BA||1992|
Posted by anonymous
March 17, 2015
Cash, Check, Credit Card