Brandon Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Oakdale, MN

Schwartz Law Firm
 | 600 Inwood Avenue North, Suite 130
Oakdale, MN 55128
Phone: 651-528-6800
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Health Care (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a trial attorney at Schwartz Law Firm in Oakdale, Minnesota, Brandon M. Schwartz focuses his practice primarily on business law and business litigation involving such matters as shareholder disputes, derivative actions, non-competes and liquidated damage litigation, contract creation and litigation, company formation and age discrimination for clients throughout Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. He also provides counsel and litigation representation in personal injury and family law cases throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. 

Mr. Schwartz has been honored with membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  Fewer than 1% of attorneys throughout the Country are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  Mr. Schwartz is also a Civil Trial Law Certified Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association; fewer than 3% of all registered attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field.  Avvo also rated Mr. Schwartz as a Top Litigation Attorney.

Mr. Schwartz earned an undergraduate degree cum laude in finance and economics from Michigan Technological University in 2006 while on a full hockey scholarship and earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude and in the top ten students in his class, from the William Mitchell College of Law in 2011. Admitted to practice in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

While in law school, Mr. Schwartz provided key research assistance for two major treatises by Daniel S. Kleinberger, a corporate law scholar who has also served as an expert to the Schwartz Law Firm on shareholder dispute cases. Mr. Schwartz has also written for Hearsay, an official publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Michigan Bar Association and has presented at multiple continuing legal education seminars. He previously served as a co-chair of the Litigation Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association.

Prior to entering law school in 2008, Mr. Schwartz played professional hockey in the American Hockey League and East Coast Hockey League while employed as a clerk for the Schwartz Law Firm, a job that he kept until his graduation.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Health Care (20%): Hospital Law, Health & Health Care Law

Family Law (20%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Personal Injury - General (10%): Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Health Care: Hospital Law, Health & Health Care Law

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Personal Injury - General: Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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About Brandon Schwartz

Admitted: 2011, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://schwartzlawfirmpa.com/attorney-brandon-schwartz.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments merit a lifetime achievement recognition. Lifetime Achievement recognition among America’s Top 100 Attorneys® is meant to identify and promote the most outstanding and impactful legal talent currently serving throughout the nation. Only 100 attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for Lifetime Achievement Membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. Selection is not achieved based on a single accomplishment or a single great year of success, but rather on a lifetime of hard work, ethical standards, and community enriching accomplishments that are inspiring among the legal profession. This honor is not given every year, or every 10 years; it is given but once-in-a-lifetime. To help ensure that all attorneys selected for membership meet the very high standards expected for selection, candidates for lifetime membership are carefully screened through third-party research and statistical analysis based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, lifetime achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact (See Selection Methodology for more information about the selection process). While selection for any award, honor, or exclusive membership organization is always subjective in nature, we developed our comprehensive multi-phase selection process in an effort to help ensure that only the attorneys whose lifetime achievements extol the legal profession are chosen. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Attorneys®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community., America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement, America's Top 100, 2017
  • Fewer than 3% of all registered attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field., Certified Specialist - Civil Trial Law, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top family law attorneys in the nation. With over a million attorneys in the United States, choosing the best lawyer is difficult. However, through a stringent selection process, the NAFLA awards the best family law attorneys in each state with our most prestigious honor of being named "TOP 10". The very few attorneys (less than 1%) that are good enough to make our list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of family law.   The attorneys that make our list have to first be nominated by a licensed practicing attorney or one of our in-house research staff members. Second, our research staff verifies that they meet the minimum requirements of membership. Then they have to be one of 50 attorneys chosen to advance to the final selection stage by our processing committee, and then our Board of Governors officially selects the Top 10 in each state. We know it is a tough process but we wouldn't have it any other way., Top 10 Attorneys Under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Article featuring Schwartz Law Firm: http://www.attorneyatlawmagazine.com/twin-cities/law-firm-of-the-month-schwartz-law-firm/, Law Firm of the Month, Attorney At Law Magazine, 2015
  • Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members., Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015
  • Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members., Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2015
  • Featured in Attorney At Law Magazine for shaping and developing the future of the legal community., The Next Generation, Attorney At Law Magazine, 2015
  • Recognized for providing over 50 hours of pro bono legal services., North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Wisconsin
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Liaison, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Section of Dispute Resolution, 2014
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Committee, 2014
  • Vice Chair, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Committee on Dispute Resolutions, 2013

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaking engagement focused on the formation of an s-corp., Speaking Engagement, S-Corps from A to Z: Avoiding Trouble with Concise Articles of Organization and Corporate Bylaws, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Speaking engagement focused on bylaws and shareholder agreements to help set in place proper operating procedures. , Speaking Engagement, S-Corps from A to Z: Creating Practical Operating Procedures, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Speaking engagement focused on ethcial issues that may arise with a s-corp., Speaking Engagement, S-Corps from A to Z: Ethical Issues, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Speaking engagement discussing personal liability in the LLC context and how the veil can be pierced. , Speaking Engagement, Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practice: Misunderstanding Personal Liability: Piercing the LLC Veil, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Speaking engagement discussing how to keep proper books and records and the consequences for failing to do so. , Speaking Engagement, Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practice: Common Recordkeeping Mistakes and the Potential Consequences, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Speaking engagement focused on the common causes of LLC member disputes and ways to prevent them., Speaking Engagement, Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practice: Common LLC Member Disputes and How to Prevent Them, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Speaking engagement focused on the causes of LLC disputes., Speaking Engagement, Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practice: Real Life Scenarios of LLC Disasters, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Speaking engagement focused on real life LLC disputes., Speaking Engagement, Top LLC Mistakes to Avoid in Everyday Business Practice: Real Life Scenarios of LLC Disasters, National Business Institute, 2017
  • Speaking engagement discussing ethical considerations for attorneys under the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Speaker, The Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA): RULLCA Ethical Considerations, National Business Institute, 2016
  • Speaking engagement discussing circumstances and legal analysis for shareholder disputes., Presenter, Shareholder Disputes: What to Do When the Love is Gone, National Business Institute, Inc., 2016
  • Speaking engagement discussing circumstances and real life scenarios related to family owned and managed businesses., Presenter, Family Business Law, National Business Institute, Inc., 2016
  • Speaking engagement discussing the liability shield for corporations and companies., Presenter, Maintaing the Corporation's Liability Shield, National Business Institute, Inc., 2016
  • This article providing tips and tricks to young attorneys on how to prepare for and conduct the deposition of an expert., Author, Tips and Tricks to Taking an Expert’s Deposition, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hearsay, 2015
  • This article discussing issues that arise in operating and converting corporations and limited liability companies., Author, Select Issues in Business Entity Operation and Conversion, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hearsay, 2015
  • This article explains the differences of and how to incorproate a corporation or form a limited liability company., Author, The Process of Incorporation vs. LLC Formation, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hearsay, 2015
  • Speaking engagement discussing specific issues that small-to-medium sized business owners encounter., Presenter, Select Issues in Business Entity Operation and Conversion, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Speaking engagement discussing the differences between corporation formation and limited liability formation., Presenter, The Process of Incorporation vs. LLC Formation, National Business Institute, 2015
  • This article discusses the law regarding derivative lawsuits and when and why independent counsel is necessary to represent the entity engaged in the litigation., Author, The Necessity for Independent Counsel in Derivative Litigation, MSBA Hearsay, 2014
  • This article discusses what a Special Litigation Committee is, the power afforded to the Special Litigation Committee, and how to prepare for a Special Litigation Committee if one is appointed in a litigation you are involved in.   , Author, Special Litigation Committee - Best Friend or Worst Enemy?, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hearsay, 2014
  • This article discusses an overlooked presumption in family law regarding the modification of spousal maintenance., Author, The Forgotten Presumption in Family Law, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hearsay, 2014
  • This article is a brief discussion regarding Benson v. Alverson, No. 27 CV 10-1 1697  (Hennepin County Dist. Ct.) and Minnesota's vote on November 6, 2012, as to the proposed amendment to its Constitution regarding the definition of marriage., Author, Same Sex Marriage on the Ballot and in the Courts in Minnesota, American Bar Association, Young Advocates Section of Litigation, 2013
  • This article gave advice to young attorneys to help them achieve success., Author, The New Lawyer: Avoiding Pitfalls and Achieving Success, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hearsay, 2013
  • This article provides advice to young attorneys on how to properly prepare a case for trial to help the attorney obtain the best possible outcome for the client whether at trial or in a pre-trial settlement., Author, Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance...At Trial, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hearsay, 2013
  • This article examines the confidentiality of mediation discussions in under the Uniform Mediation Act, under Minnesota law, under Wisconsin law and under Iowa law. , Author, The Intricacies of Mediation Confidentiality, Minnesota State Bar Association, Hearsay, 2013
  • This article discussed Camelot Excavating Co., Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. and its impact on Michigan law., Co-Author, Goodbye to Camelot, Michigan Bar Journal, 2006

Representative Clients:

  • Iowa: Cedar Valley Community Healthcare, LLC; Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C.; CURA Practice Management, LLC; Ideon Healthcare Solutions, LLC; Impact Marketing, LLC; North Iowa Community Healthcare, LLC; P & H, LLC; Quad City Community Healthcare, L.L.C.; SR Investments, LLCMinnesota: Aaron Carlson Corporation; Aaron Carlson Woodwork; Advanced Innovative Management Corp.; Bobby & Steve’s Auto World II, LLP; Bring It Studios, LLC; Empire Rentals, LLC; Ericksmoen Cottages Ltd.; Filson Gentle Dentistry; Geometrix Co.; goGLOW Enterprises, Inc.; Goodmanson Construction, Inc.; Leggtime Fitness, LLC; Little Sprouts Childcare and Preschool, Inc.; Nutios, LLC; Provident Home Health Care; Quality Business Forms, Inc.; Rogue Beauty Bar, LLC; Sisu Martin, L.L.C.; Smart Parts Automotive; Superior Feeds, Inc.; The Lawn Ranger; Water Services, Inc.Wisconsin: American Christian Tours; Best Western-Rice Lake; Dairy State Bank; Glacier Lakes Foods, LLC; KAJ Foods, LLC; Madison Avenue Wine & Spirits, LLC; Metcast Service Tech Resources, Inc.; Real Estate Solutions; Rice Lake Harley-Davidson, Inc.; Thomas Landing-Geac, LLCOther States/Countries: Civility Experts Worldwide, Canada; Custom Machines, MI; J. D. Dredging & Excavating, Inc, MT; Jordan River Moving & Storage, Inc., WA; Krill Systems, WA; Paul Mitchell Academy, CA; Restaurant Recycling, LLC, MI

Educational Background:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude Top 10 students in graduating class, 2011
  • B.A. in Finance and Economics, cum laude from Michigan Technological University, Full four-year athletic scholarship, Coaching Certificate, Division I hockey captain, Three-time WCHA All-Academic Team, 2006
Office Location for Brandon Schwartz

600 Inwood Avenue North
Suite 130
Oakdale, MN 55128

Phone: 651-528-6800

 

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Last Updated: 2/6/2017

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