Erik F. Hansen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Burns & Hansen, PA
 | 8401 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Phone: 952-564-6252
Fax: 952-564-6263
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Appellate (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Family Law (10%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As managing partner at Burns & Hansen, PA, Erik F. Hansen litigates construction and civil cases at all levels of state and federal courts throughout Minnesota. The remaining portion of his practice is devoted to appellate cases. Mr. Hansen's practice covers a broad range of interests, including civil appeals, commercial matters, real estate and business litigation.

    Mr. Hansen is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, for which he serves on the membership, law and literature, and publication committees. He is a member of the Appellate Practice Section for Minnesota and the Task Force on Law Student Membership of the MBSA. He is licensed to appear before the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the United States Bankruptcy Court* and the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He has been peer reviewed by his peers through Avvo and has been given a "Superb" rating.

    Mr. Hansen is a Barrister for the Order of Veritas and the Order of Certus. In 2013, he received the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure for the Minnesota Supreme Court. In 2016, Mr. Hansen was named Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer Magazine.

    Mr. Hansen attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1997 with honors and distinction. He earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science and a minor in European studies. He went on to attend the University of Minnesota Law School, from which he graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2000 as a member of the Dean's List.

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    Practice Areas
    • 40%Business Litigation
    • 30%Appellate
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 10%Family Law
    • 10%Land Use/Zoning
    Focus Areas



    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2014

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    About Erik Hansen

    Admitted: 2000, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2006
    • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Litigation Counsel of America, 2008
    • Minnesota Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2011
    • North Star Lawyer, 2015
    • Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, Minneapolis AIA, 2013
    • Barrister, Order of Veritas
    • North Star Lawyer, 2013
    • Dean's List, University of Minnesota Law School
    • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2016
    • Top 10 National Preservation Victories, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2014
    • Barrister, Order of Certus
    • North Star Lawyer, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Minnesota, 2000
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2001  
    • MSBA Task Force on Law Student Membership, Co-Chair, 2001
    • MSBA Appellate Law Section, Member, 2005 - Present
    • MSBA Publications Committee, Member, 1998 - 2016
    • Litigation Council of America, Fellow, 2008 - Present
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2009
    • MSBA Appellate Law Section, Governing Council, 2009 - Present
    • MSBA Law & Literature Committee, Member, 1999 - 2001
    • MSBA Membership Committee, Chair, 2005 - 2007
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2001
    • MSBA Appellate Law Section, President, 2014 - 2015
    • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, Member, 2008 - Present
    • MSBA Membership Committee, Member, 2000 - 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • MSBA Pro Bono Unemployment Compensation Appeals Program, 2006 - 2009
    • University of St. Thomas Law School Mentor Program, 2017


    • Greg Peterson vs. Richfield Civil Service Commission, et al., (Minn. Ct. of Appeals 2013)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Minnesota - Morris, Morris, Minnesota, B.A., Majors in Political Science and European Studies, with Honors and Distinction, 1997
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    Office Location for Erik F. Hansen

    8401 Wayzata Blvd
    Suite 300
    Minneapolis, MN 55426

    Phone: 952-564-6252

    Fax: 952-564-6263

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    Last Updated: 3/11/2021

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