Kenneth S. Engel

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Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Kenneth S. Engel & Associates, PC
 | 80 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-504-5128
Fax: 612-343-2226
Selected To Rising Stars: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Engel Professional Association, Kenneth S. Engel provides a variety of services for his individual and business clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and other parts of Minnesota. The types of matters that he has extensive experience in include transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, real estate development, franchising, joint ventures, and intellectual property. Mr. Engel routinely advises real estate developers on-site analysis and selection, design and construction, and merchandising strategies.

    Mr. Engel has an estate planning practice as well. He prepares and reviews wills, living, irrevocable and special needs trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, and similar documents, and he also provides assistance in probate and estate administration matters. Mr. Engel has experience in representing plaintiffs in legal malpractice claims involving breach of fiduciary duty, negligent advice, conflict of interest, overbilling, and fraud. Other civil matters that he has handled have included breach of contract actions, and his experience in this regard includes alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiations, mediation, and arbitration. Mr. Engel's successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him the respect of his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Engel attended the University of Minnesota, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. After spending several years in business, including turnarounds, commercial real estate development and construction, and finance, he decided to pursue a legal education and enrolled at what was then known as the William Mitchell College of Law. Mr. Engel was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1997. He is admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and he is an active participant in a variety of legal and civic organizations.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Business/Corporate
    • 40%Real Estate: Business
    • 20%Mergers & Acquisitions
    Focus Areas

    Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Rising Stars: 2007

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    About Kenneth Engel

    Admitted: 1998, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Named as 2013 Volunteer of the Year by the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board
    • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
    • Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Board's DEC Committee
    • State of Minnesota
    • Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board
    • Society of Financial Service Professionals – Twin Cities Chapter
    • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • Minnesota Fourth District Ethics Committee (DEC)
    • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Generations of the Shoah International (GSI)
    • Minneapolis Way to Grow
    • St. Paul Children’s Home Society’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program
    • Dakotas’ Speakers Bureau
    • Minnesota Accounting Aid Society
    • Internal Revenue Service’s and Minnesota Department of Revenue’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
    • Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota
    • Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board
    • Anwatin Community Nursery School Board
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    Office Location for Kenneth S. Engel

    80 South Eighth Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Phone: 612-504-5128

    Fax: 612-343-2226

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    Last Updated: 12/13/2019

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