Arthur G. Boylan

Arthur G. Boylan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
 | 3600 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-349-6969
Fax: 612-349-6996
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

I provide creative, efficient, and effective advocacy in complex business cases and other commercial litigation. 

I have pursued and defended claims arising out of shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, breach of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, and many other business torts. My clients include publicly traded companies, privately held businesses and business people. Although I have resolved many matters through negotiation, I've also successfully taken cases through trial or arbitration. Because every client is unique, I employ a creative and practical approach that maximizes value as much as possible.

Over my career, I have developed unique expertise working with clients who face class action lawsuits involving claims of consumer fraud and other alleged violations of state or federal statutes. I was a part of a trial team in a class action seeking over $2 billion, and the jury returned a verdict in favor of my client.

Throughout my entire career, I've dedicated a significant amount of time to the community. I serve on the Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court of Minnesota, founded the Benedictine Bar Association (St. John's and St. Ben's legal alum group), and served for many years as an officer and director of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. In addition, I have assisted pro bono clients on a variety of matters and has acted as court-appointed mediator in Hennepin County.


“[Art’s] cool, calm demeanor helped us keep focus and maintain a positive attitude throughout the duration of our two years of litigation.... Because of our positive outcome, our business has flourished and we now have over 500 full time employees.”

Jeff Evrard, ​client - ​CEO, Summit Companies


"Art always has our interest and our goal as his primary concern and never loses that vision. But more importantly, Art makes sure we don’t lose that vision. He is detail orientated and always on top of the issues at hand and prepared for what is three steps ahead us.

Most of all, Art always has time for us... I am not sure he has any other clients. In the end, Art has been invaluable and instrumental in protecting my family and our future goals. He’s making the law work for me.”

Brian E. Allen, client

About Arthur Boylan

Admitted: 2004, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Star Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation
  • Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer , 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federal Practice Committee for the U.S. District Court in Minnesota, Member, 2015
  • Federal Bar Association, Co-Treasurer, 2013 - 2014 
  • Federal Bar Association, Vice President, Special Events, 2012 - 2013
  • Federal Bar Association, Vice President, Membership, 2011 - 2012
  • Federal Bar Association, Vice President, Legal Education 2010 - 2011
  • Federal Bar Association, Vice President, Monthly Meetings, 2008 - 2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Task Force on Diversity in Profession, 2005 - 2006
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Governing Council, Liaison, 2005 - 2006
  • Benedictine Bar Association, Co-founder
  • William Mitchell Law Review, Editor, 2003 - 2004
  • U.S. Eastern District of Wisconsin

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • William Mitchell Alumni Golf Tournament, Co-Chair, 2008 - 2013 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • Defended international importer and distributor in a multi-party breach of contract and business tort case. At a pre-trial mediation, a settlement was reached and Art's client walked away for nothing.
  • Defended international technology company on alleged breach of contract. After close to two years of litigation and on the eve of trial, Plaintiff agreed to dismiss the remainder of its claims, which were valued at more than $2 million.
  • Defended Texas corporation in Federal Court in lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud. Obtained dismissal of lawsuit.
  • Defended international manufacturer and importer in Federal Court in lawsuit alleging contract claims and violations of Minnesota statutes. After filing motion to dismiss, negotiated settlement for less than 7 percent of Plaintiff's original demand.
  • Defended large financial institution in numerous class action lawsuits alleging violations of the state consumer protection statutes, unfair competition laws, deceptive trade practices and fraud.
  • Defended nationwide class action alleging violations of the federal statutes. Obtained dismissal of lawsuit.
  • Defended class action against student loan originator based on alleged breach of contract and violations of state consumer protection statutes. Before any discovery occurred, negotiated a favorable settlement for client.

Educational Background:

  • J.D., magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law  
  • B.A., Saint John's University
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Office Location for Arthur G. Boylan

3600 Wells Fargo Center
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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