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Bryan R. Battina

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.
8000 Flour Exchange Building, 310 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-455-0505
Fax: 612-455-0501
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, General Litigation, Real Estate: Consumer, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

A shareholder attorney with Minnesota law firm Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A., Bryan R. Battina focuses his practice on various aspects of business and corporate law, including business and commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, and real estate litigation. His clients have included individuals, business owners and corporate entities. With extensive experience as a trial attorney, Mr. Battina is committed to achieving the best results possible for his clients. He accepts clients throughout Minnesota.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1998 from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Battina went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the William Mitchell College of Law in 2004. He has argued at and is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Minnesota and before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Mr. Battina has always had a passion for trial work, and this dedication has brought respect from his numerous clients and the legal community. He has handled virtually every aspect of litigation in both state and federal court including depositions, mediations, arbitrations, judge and jury trials, arguing at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court. Mr. Battina is also a qualified Mediation and Arbitration Neutral under Rule 114.

Mr. Battina has had several opportunities for leadership and has lectured for various agencies and continuing legal education seminars. He is an active member of several bar and attorney associations, including the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Douglas Amdahl Inn of Court.

Mr. Battina is a novice boxer, lifelong baseball player, and enjoys spending time with his daughter in Wayzata.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Business Organizations


1 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014

About Bryan R. Battina

First Admitted: 2004, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Legal Corps
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota, 2004
  • Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2005
  • USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey Association
  • Minnesota Department of Human Rights
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Federal Pro Se Project
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2010
  • Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Bryan is an MSBA North Star Attorney providing 50+ hours of pro bono service annually
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1998

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Brewery and Distillery Law, National Business Institute, 2015
  • The Minnesota Court of Appeals weighed in on the closely-followed Lund family litigation involving the efforts of Respondent Kim Lund to divest herself of ownership, held through trusts, of three privately held Lund family business entities forming the Lunds & Byerlys grocery store empire in a decision issued on January 14, 2019, Kim A. Lund, et al v. Russell T. Lund III, et al, No. A18-0120. This decision provides important guidance for litigating claims by business owners for an equitable buy-out of their shares under the Minnesota Business Corporation Act, Minn. Stat. Ch. 302A (“MBCA”) as well as similar claims involving membership units under the re-codified Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Minn. Stat. Ch. 322C (“MLLCA”), formerly 322B. (The MLLCA was repealed and replaced by the Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act during the pendency of the appeals)., Author, Minnesota Court of Appeals Clarifies Procedure for Mandatory Buy-Out of Minority Shareholder Interests Pursuant to a Motion, Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. website, 2018
  • Speaker, Discovery from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Bryan R. Battina is a qualified Mediation and Arbitration Neutral under Rule 114., 2018
  • Bryan R. Batina is a licensed Minnesota Real Estate Broker/Agent
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Office Location for Bryan R. Battina

8000 Flour Exchange Building
310 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-455-0505

Fax: 612-455-0501

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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