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Messerli | Kramer

With law offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Plymouth, Minnesota, the law firm of Messerli | Kramer has become one of the most prominent and successful legal practices in our region diligently serving clients who have needs involving any of the following:

  • Banking and finance
  • Business litigation
  • Commercial real estate
  • Corporate law
  • Divorce and family law
  • Estate planning and probate
  • Government relations
  • Consumer collections and creditors' remedies

Originally founded in 1965, our law firm has served the rights and interests of a broad clientele, from large Fortune 500 corporations to family-owned businesses to individuals and families in need. From their efforts, our lawyers have achieved remarkable success helping our clients obtain their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek for their complex legal challenges efficiently and cost-effectively.

No matter what legal issues you need to address, you can rely on our lawyers to provide personalized attention to your matter. We will work closely with you throughout all legal proceedings to ensure that we have done all we can to help you get the results you deserve. 

As evidence of our dedicated efforts, our attorneys have earned consistent awards and honors from our peers as being among the top lawyers in our region. Perhaps even more meaningful, our law firm has received countless testimonials and referrals from our satisfied clients.

We value diversity and inclusion at our law firm, and our lawyers have received recognition for our community service. For a confidential consultation concerning your legal issue, you can contact Messerli | Kramer to set up an appointment.

Diversity & Inclusion

Leveraging a diverse and inclusive workplace to achieve superior results.

Messerli Kramer’s goal is to attract, develop and retain the best and brightest from all walks of life and backgrounds. We believe that diversity and inclusion helps us to build a stronger firm and to better serve our clients when we reflect the community in which we operate and serve. We strive to create a culture of inclusion where all individuals are respected, treated fairly, provided a work-life harmony, and have the opportunity to excel in their chosen careers.

All employees do their part to support the realization of Messerli Kramer’s vision and mission and are committed to following these strategic objectives:

Leadership – Advance diversity and inclusion competencies to lead and manage our people.

Diversity – Increase the visibility and inclusion of underrepresented groups at all levels of the organization.

Inclusion – Create a work environment that fosters creativity and innovation, and promotes colleague engagement through awareness and training.

Talent – Drive talent acquisition, advancement, and management practices to achieve results.

Communications – Ensure that Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, actions, and results are transparent to all.

External Relations – Engage various external groups that support and serve Messerli Kramer’s Diversity & Inclusion vision, including our diversity suppliers.

Accountability – Hold Leadership accountable for Diversity & Inclusion goals and objectives.


Messerli Kramer Foundation

The mission of the Messerli Kramer Foundation is to financially assist and support Minnesota communities in their attempts to eliminate the disparities in education experienced by low-income or disadvantaged children and youth.

We are proud to acknowledge that the Messerli Kramer Foundation board is made up of a diverse group of individuals representing all levels of employment including administrative staff, paralegals, associate attorneys and shareholders from our offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Plymouth, MN. Each plays an active role in managing the Foundation’s charitable giving, as well as participating in key initiatives to raise funds throughout the year.

Established in 2005, the Foundation recognizes the historic community involvement of its founders, William F. Messerli and Ross E. Kramer.

To be considered for a Messerli Kramer Foundation grant, an organization must be a tax exempt non-profit designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service and offer solutions in making a difference in the lives of low-income and disadvantaged Minnesotan children and youth regarding education.

Deadline for 2022 Grant Awards
Applications for the 2022 grant cycle must be submitted by September 31, 2022. Grant application forms are available for download below. Please send completed applications, with a copy of the organization’s IRS nonprofit 501(c)(3) status, to [email protected] or mail to:

Messerli Kramer Foundation
Attn: Grant Program
100 South Fifth Street, Suite 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402


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