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Jesse Kibort

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Parker Daniels Kibort LLC
888 Colwell Building, 123 North Third Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-355-4100
Fax: 612-355-4101
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Defense, Securities Litigation
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Jesse Kibort is a co-founder of Parker Daniels Kibort LLC. Based in Minneapolis, Mr. Kibort has vigorously represented his clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States. His clients range from individuals, to large national companies.  In particular, he has extensive experience representing large and small companies, and financial services firms involving multi-million dollar claims of negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, government and GAO investigations, and violations of state and federal statutes. In addition to the financial services arena, Mr. Kibort has substantial experience in the areas of commercial contracts disputes, business disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, business torts, real estate litigation, breaches of contract, defending broker dealers, financial investment advisers and financial planners.

Mr. Kibort is admitted to practice before all Minnesota and Wisconsin state courts, Mr. Kibort is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.  

Majoring in political science, Mr. Kibort attended the University of Kansas, and he participated in numerous student organizations before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and while he was there, he was an editor of the Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice and served as a judicial extern clerk for the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Mr. Kibort's successful track record has earned him multiple selections as a Rising Star and as a Super Lawyer by his peers, as well as an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo, and an AV Preeminent Rating and Gold Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest award given by Martindale-Hubbell​, awarded to less than 5% of all lawyers. 

Awards & Honors

• Selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2020-Present

• AV Preeminent Rating, by Martindale-Hubbell, 2020-Present

• Gold Client Champion, by Martindale-Hubbell, 2020-Present

• Selected by Super Lawyers as a Minnesota Rising Stars, 2013-2018​

• Volunteer for The Twin Cities Cardozo Society Steering Committee, 2012-Present

• Volunteer For The United States District Court’s Pro Se Project, 2008-Present

• Volunteer For Minnesota Legal Aid Clinic, 2007-Present

• Volunteer For VANTAGE​ for Minnetonka High School Advanced Professional Studies, 2019-Present

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Securities Litigation
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Selections

3 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

About Jesse Kibort

First Admitted: 2003, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.parkerdk.com/team/jesse-h.-kibort

Newsletters

  • After Lizzo's strong beginnings in Minneapolis, Mick Spence helped her with a record label contract, which in turn enabled her to soar to the levels she’s attained today.  From signing a recent high-level publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music, to her debut acting role in the current movie Hustlers, and of course her heavy rotation of songs like Billboard’s #1 song “Truth Hurts,” “Juice” and “Good as Hell,” Lizzo launched herself to the top of the national music industry and current pop culture!     Among many high-profile appearances, Lizzo recently performed for both the MTV Video Music Awards, and the BET Awards.    Check out her live performance of her hit song “Juice”- at the MTV Awards here-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKNrYV_jwbc  Check out her hit song “Truth Hurts”- at the BET Awards here- https://www.bet.com/video/betawards/2019/performances/lizzo-performs-truth-hurts-beta19.html, Parker Daniels Kibort would like to recognize the recent phenomenal successes of Lizzo!, Entertainment
  • “By combining forces with Chris and Jesse, we’re able to build on my expertise in handling all forms of labor and employment advice, counsel and litigation matters by adding their deep expertise in litigating complex business cases in the banking, real estate and construction sectors, and as well as issues that arise amongst owners of closely held companies,” Parker said in a statement., New law firm formed — Parker Daniels Kibort, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation And Consulting, Corporate Shareholder/Owner Disputes And Litigation, Securities Litigation, Financial Litigation, Entertainment, copyright and trademark
  • Led by Andrew Parker, Parker Daniels Kibort trial team completed an 18 month lawsuit by receiving an award for Plaintiff Aaron Greterman of more than $2,000,000, one of the biggest slander verdicts in North Dakota history.  The Defendants had spread the accusation that Greterman, a very successful high end residential real estate agent in the Fargo-Moorhead area, had used and offered cocaine to others at a private country club golf event.  The rumors spread and Greterman’s business dried up.  He was ultimately forced to leave Fargo for a market where he could sell homes without the reputational taint that was hampering his ability to earn a living.  The jury trial lasted two weeks and included more than 20 witnesses.  Parker Daniels Kibort fought this case against two defense law firms and proved both that Greterman did not use cocaine nor offer cocaine to others and that he was badly injured by the false accusations., Oxbow Country Club, some members defamed former West Fargo man; jury awards over $2 million in damages, Defamation Litigation, Business Litigation
  • Daniels & Kibort, PLLC In The News

Transactions

  • Contract Negotiations for Consumer-Packaged Goods Company (Client) with Suppliers Strong and favorable vender contract negotiations for Consumer-Packaged Goods Company (Client) with suppliers in order to maintain strong branding, extremely high quality and fair prices for its customers, 2018

Educational Background

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, B.A., 2000, 2000

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Supreme Court of Minnesota, 2003
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2003
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 2012
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2012
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2015
  • Federal Bar Association, 2020
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 2021
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2022
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2022

Videos

  • , Meet Jesse Kibort, Business Litigation, Employment Litigation And Consulting, Corporate Shareholder/Owner Disputes And Litigation, Securities Litigation, Financial Litigation, Entertainment, copyright and trademark, 2019

Representative Clients

  • Financial Advisors; Local and National Broker-Dealers; Mortgage Brokerages; Financial Services Firms; Hedge Funds; Manufacturing Companies; Recreational Vehicle Businesses; National and Local Commercial Construction Companies; National and Local Self-Storage Companies; National and Local Property Management Company; Commercial Tenants; Commercial Property Owners; Commercial Landlords; Investment Banks; Real Estate Agencies; Real Estate Developers; Local and National Law Firms; and National Logistics Company, 2021
  • Financial Advisors; Local Broker-Dealers; National Broker-Dealers; Financial Services Firms; Hedge Funds; Manufacturing Companies; National Commercial Construction Companies; National Self-Storage Companies; National Property Management Company; Local Gas-Station Franchisee; Commercial Tenants; Commercial Landlords; Investment Banks; National Commercial Cleaning Business; Real Estate Agencies; Real Estate Developers; and National Logistics Company, 2020
  • Real Estate Developers; Financial Advisors; Financial Services Firm; Manufacturing Companies; National Commercial Construction Companies; National Self-Storage Companies; National Broker-Dealer; National Property Management Company; Local Gas-Station Franchisee; Commercial Tenants; Commercial Landlords; Investment Bank; National Commercial Cleaning Business; and National Logistics Company, 2019, 2019
  • International Toy Manufacturers; National Online Food Retailer; National Organic Food Manufacturer; National Commercial Construction Company; National Self-Storage Company; National Broker-Dealer; National Property Management Company; Local Gas-Station Franchisee; Commercial Tenants; Commercial Landlords; Investment Bank; National Commercial Cleaning Business; and National Logistics Company, 2018, 2018
  • Real Estate Developers; Financial Advisors; Financial Services Firms; Manufacturing Companies; National Commercial Construction Companies; National Self-Storage Companies; National Broker-Dealers; National Property Management Companies; Local Gas-Station Franchisee; Commercial Tenants; Commercial Landlords; Investment Banks; National Commercial Cleaning Business; and National Logistics Company, 2017, 2017
  • Financial Advisors; Wealth Managers; Customers of Financial Advisors; National Commercial Construction Companies; National Property Management Companies; Commercial Tenants; Commercial Landlords; National Commercial Cleaning Business; Real Estate Developers; Real Estate Investors; Home Owners Associations, International Beverage Company; and Architecture Firm, 2016, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Plaintiff (member/owner) v. Construction Company (Client) and other Members/owners--Successfully resolved a very contentious membership dispute and "business divorce" between my corporate Client and the fighting members including the successful resolution of derivative claims., 2021
  • Self-Storage Company (Client)--Counseled client on making changes to their self-storage lease., 2021
  • Self-Storage Company (Client)--Counseled client on defending self-storage act violation claims by problem tenant in order to avoid litigation., 2021
  • Mortgage Brokerage Company (Client)--Counseled and advised Client on several federal requirements, including RESPA, as well as a dispute with their mortgage wholesale company in order to avoid potential litigation., 2021
  • Plaintiffs Health Product Company and its Owner (Clients) v. Individual Defendant--Successfully resolved a defamation and tortious interference lawsuit in the very early stages of litigation against an individual who was defaming our Clients and its products., 2021
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)--Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisors clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2021
  • Landscaping Company (Client)--Counseled and advised Client on employment issues and contract issues in order to avoid potential litigation., 2021
  • Corporate and Business Sales Training Company (Client)--Counseled and advised Client on employment issues successfully avoiding potential litigation., 2021
  • Claimants (members/owners of LLC) v. Member/owner of LLC (Client)--Successfully resolved a membership dispute and "business divorce" involving claims of fraud, dishonesty and the theft of company membership units including the successful resolution of derivative claims, 2021
  • Property Owner (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)--Successfully defended and removed a lien from a property owner who asserted a lien on Client's property as a result of claimed damages to the property caused by a construction vendor of the Client.  , 2021
  • Financial Advisory Firm v. Former Employee (Client)--Complete Client victory wherein we successfully extracted Client from a claimed breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreement lawsuit, in which the Client walked away without any liability or loss. , 2021
  • Plaintiff v. Law Firm and Marketing Company (Clients)--Successfully defended Clients from Plaintiff's claims of violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. Section 227)., 2020
  • Self-Storage Tenant (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)--Obtained a complete victory at the Minnesota Court of Appeals on all Plaintiff's claims of breach of contract, consumer fraud, conversion, and civil theft., 2020
  • Commercial Lender v. Medical Clinic and Owners (Clients)--Obtained an extremely favorable result and win for Clients in defense of breach of contract and collection claims in the United States District Court., 2020
  • Homeowner (Client) v. Contractor and Sub-Contractors--Obtained an extremely favorable result and win for homeowner client against their contractor and sub-contractors for construction defects., 2020
  • Plaintiff v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)--Obtained a complete victory on all Plaintiff's claims of consumer fraud, conversion, and civil theft., 2020
  • Self-Storage Tenant (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)--Obtained a complete victory on all Plaintiff's claims of breach of contract, consumer fraud, conversion, and civil theft., 2020
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisor (Client)--Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisor client through a FINRA investigation, including Wells Notice, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file., 2020
  • Real Estate Broker/Agency (Client) v. Former Real Estate Agent/Employee--Obtained a complete capitulation from a former real estate agent (employee) who tried to defame my Client in order to dissuade potential real estate agents from joining my Client., 2020
  • Regional Bank v. National Agriculture Bank (Client)--Obtained a complete win and dismissal for Client while defending claims of priority and fraudulent transfer regarding the actions of a previous customer of the Client., 2020
  • Business Investor v. Business Owner (Client)--Successfully vacated a default judgment against a business owner and his business by an investor, and then proceeded to defend the revived lawsuit by the investor resulting in an early and extremely favorable settlement., 2020
  • Business Investor v. Business Owner (Client)--Successfully vacated a default judgment against a business owner and his business by an investor, and then proceeded to defend the revived lawsuit by the investor resulting in an early and extremely favorable settlement, 2019
  • Broker-Dealer v. Broker-Dealer (Client)--Successfully guided and defended Broker-Dealer client from another Broker-Dealer's accusations and threats of defamation, "poaching" and "raiding" resulting in no action from the accusing Broker-Dealer, 2019
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisor (Client)--Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisor client through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2019
  • Self-Storage Tenant (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)--Obtained an extremely favorable decision on Plaintiff's claims of personal injury, 2019
  • Commercial Tenant (Client) v. Commercial Landlord--Obtained an extremely favorable result and win for commercial tenant client against its commercial landlord who tried to wrongfully gouge client for damages and additions to year-end operating expenses, 2019
  • Self-Storage Tenants (Plaintiff) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)--Obtained dismissal with prejudice on all Plaintiff's claims of breach of contract and various torts, 2019
  • Self-Storage Tenants (Plaintiffs) v. Self-Storage Company (Defendant/Client)--Obtained summary judgment and dismissal with prejudice on all Plaintiffs' claims of breach of contract and various torts, 2019
  • Broker-Dealer v. Broker-Dealer (Client)--Successfully guided and defended Broker-Dealer client from another Broker-Dealer's accusations and threats of breach of non-compete and corporate theft, resulting in no action from the accusing Broker-Dealer, 2018
  • Financial Advisor (employee) v. Financial Services Firm (former employer)--Obtained an extremely favorable settlement for client (financial advisor) defending a claim by his former employer (a financial services firm) which claimed employer/client owed over $500,000 on a loan to employer. Client (financial advisor) walked away paying $0 to the employer, 2018
  • Financial Advisor (employee) v. Financial Services Firm (former employer)--Obtained a very favorable settlement for client (financial advisor) defending a claim by her former employer (a large financial services firm) which claimed employer/client owed over $900,000 on a loan to employer. Client (financial advisor) walked away paying a fraction claimed due to the former employer, 2018, 2018
  • Residential Mortgage Modification Agreements--Obtained extremely favorable mortgage modification agreements for numerous Clients from their large banks and servicers by pursuing claims against the banks and servicers for violation of Minnesota statutes, 2018
  • Manufacturing Business v. Bank Huge settlement for client (business)--Successfully defended a claim brought by its large business bank a counterclaim for breach of contract and collection of over $1MM outstanding loan amounts due. We pursued a counterclaim against the bank for lender liability and wrongful freezing of assets.  Client (business) walked away paying nothing on the outstanding loan amount and the bank paid client substantial damages, 2018
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)--Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisors clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2018
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)--Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisor clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file., 2017
  • Real Estate Broker/Agency (Client) v. Former Real Estate Agent/Employee--Obtained a complete capitulation and signficant payment from a former real estate agent (employee) who started a competing real estate agency and tried to defame my Client and poach employees and customers from my Client. , 2017
  • Residential Mortgage Modification Agreements--Obtained very favorable mortgage modification agreements for numerous Clients from their large banks and servicers by pursuing claims against the banks and servicers for violation of Minnesota statutes, 2017
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)--Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisors clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2016
  • FINRA v. Financial Advisors (Clients)--Successfully guided and defended Financial Advisors clients through a FINRA investigation, resulting in FINRA dropping the investigation and closing the file, 2015
  • Represented Plt – (Breach of Contract) Individual lender versus borrower (entity) and guarantor (individual), ultimately encompassing four lawsuits, a total of approximately 25 defendants, one 17-day trial, several multi-million dollar judgments, ending in a global settlement., 2015
  • Commercial Tenant (Client) v. Commercial Landlord--Obtained a complete arbitration win for commercial tenant client against its commercial landlord who tried to wrongfully add $100k+ onto Client’s year end operating expenses, 2015

Honors/Awards

  • Named an AV Preeminent Rating attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for 2022. The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest award given by Martindale-Hubbell, awarded to less than 5% of all lawyers., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • Selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2022, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, 2022
  • Named a Gold Client Champion attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for 2022., Gold Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2022
  • Selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2021, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, 2021
  • Named an AV Preeminent Rating attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for 2021. The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest award given by Martindale-Hubbell, awarded to less than 5% of all lawyers., AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell , 2021
  • Named a Gold Client Champion attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for 2021., Gold Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
  • Named an AV Preeminent Rating attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for 2020. The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest award given by Martindale-Hubbell, awarded to less than 5% of all lawyers., AV Preeminent Rating , Martindale-Hubbell , 2020
  • Named a Gold Client Champion attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for 2020., Gold Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell , 2020
  • Selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2020, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, United States District Court’s Pro Se Project, 2022
  • Member, Twin Cities Cardozo Society, Steering Committee, 2022
  • Urban League Legal Aid Clinic, 2022
  • Volunteer, United States District Court’s Pro Se Project, 2021
  • Volunteer For VANTAGE​ for Minnetonka High School Advanced Professional Studies, 2022
  • Urban League Legal Aid Clinic, 2021
  • Member, Twin Cities Cardozo Society, Steering Committee, 2021
  • Volunteer For VANTAGE​ for Minnetonka High School Advanced Professional Studies, 2021
  • Volunteer For VANTAGE​ for Minnetonka High School Advanced Professional Studies, 2019-2020, 2020
  • Volunteer, United States District Court’s Pro Se Project, 2008-2020, 2020
  • Member, Twin Cities Cardozo Society, Steering Committee, 2016 - 2020, 2020
  • Urban League Legal Aid Clinic, 2007-2020, 2020
  • Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Children's Council, 2017 - 2019, 2019
  • Mini-Hops Gymnastics, Board Member, 2015 - 2016, 2016

Industry Groups

  • Banking Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • FINRA Arbitration
  • Lending Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
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Office Location for Jesse Kibort

888 Colwell Building
123 North Third Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-355-4100

Fax: 612-355-4101

Last Updated: 5/16/2022

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