As co-founder, president and shareholder of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A., Minnesota attorney Craig W. Trepanier is committed to effectively representing corporate clients, executives, and professionals in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, minority shareholder litigation, and all aspects of employment law. Craig has developed special expertise representing executives in matters involving non-compete agreements, trade secrets, employment contracts, and severance agreements.
In 1991, Mr. Trepanier graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He went on to receive his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1994, also graduating magna cum laude. Craig started his practice working for a large law firm before striking out on his own in 2001. Since then, he has helped to build Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. into a respected six-attorney law firm.
Mr. Trepanier brings over two decades of experience to his practice and uses his knowledge to successfully represent corporations, executives, professionals, and salespersons. He represents corporations in business formation, buy-sell agreements, shareholder control agreements, corporate governance, contracts, minority shareholder litigation, employee handbooks, and defending employment-related litigation. He advises individuals on job offers, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, separation agreements, and job transition issues. Craig represents both principals and independent sales representatives in drafting sales representative agreements, litigating claims under the Minnesota Termination of Sales Representatives Act, and handling disputes involving unpaid commissions.
As a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and Hennepin County Bar Association, Mr. Trepanier is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the Minnesota Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Craig is currently the Vice Chair of the MSBA Labor & Employment Law Section.
Mr. Trepanier serves his community through working with Volunteer Lawyers Network to represent pro bono clients in employment law matters. A published author, Mr. Trepanier regularly speaks about employment law matters for CLE programs and seminars through organizations such as the MSBA, HCBA, Minnesota CLE, and Minnesota Safety Council. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He is an up-and-coming painter and photographer through his fine art studio, Upon Closer Look LLC and has shown his art at a handful of shows.
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