Mark K. Thompson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

 | 4927 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612-217-2913
Fax: 612-999-2405
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (80%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Mark K. Thompson is the founder and owner of MKT Law, PLC, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A highly rated trial lawyer with over 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Thompson focuses his practice primarily on business litigation, and he serves a diverse range of commercial clients throughout the state and the country as well as around the world with their legal challenges involving any of the following and more:

    ·         Breaches of contract

    ·         Construction law and litigation

    ·         Contract litigation

    ·         Shareholder and partnership disputes

    ·         Intellectual property infringements and enforcement

    ·         Noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements

    ·         Unfair business competition

    ·         Appeals

    A 1996 graduate of the University of St. Thomas, Mr. Thompson attended Mitchell Hamline School of Law (formerly William Mitchell College of Law) where he co-founded and served as president for the computer legal internet committee.

    In 1999, he obtained his Juris Doctor, and that same year, the Minnesota State Bar Association admitted him to practice. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota, the Western District of Wisconsin and the District of North Dakota as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

    As an attorney, Mr. Thompson has earned a reputation for his strategic and creative approach to helping his clients with their serious and pressing legal issues. He utilizes the latest in technology to help him more efficiently and effectively prepare and present his cases, providing him with a distinct advantage when arguing against opponents who have access to seemingly unlimited resources.

    Moreover, his experience as a successful business owner helps him to better understand his clients' unique challenges, thereby allowing him to more readily address their needs and help them find innovative solutions, and he has recovered numerous six- and seven-figure settlements and awards on behalf of those he has served.

    A consummate professional, Mr. Thompson is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association, and he serves on the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota Attorney Advisory Committee. Recognized as a leader in his field, he has received numerous awards and honors from various publications across the Twin Cities region.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Business Litigation
    • 10%Appellate
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    Focus Areas

    Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Appeals


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008

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  • Has Isaacs v. American Iron & Steel altered the pleading, policy and purpose supporting shareholder dispute claims under section 302A. 467? (2005) - In Issacs, three issues were raised on appeal. The issues decided were: 1) whether the action was rendered moot by the fact that the majority shareholder could have achieved the same end result without violating the company’s bylaws; 2) whether the company’s bylaws were violated when the shareholders increased the number of directors and then elected new directors to fill those positions; and 3) whether the dismissal of the shareholder’s claim requesting equitable relief was proper

  • About Mark Thompson

    Admitted: 1999, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • "Rising Star", Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005-2008
    • "Rising Star", Twin Cities Business Monthly, 2005-2008
    • "Rising Star", Mpls. / St. Paul Magazine, 2005-2008

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Minnesota, 1999
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2001
    • Ramsey County Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2003
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2000
    • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2014
    • U. S. District Court District of Minnesota, Attorney Advisory Committee, Committee Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Association, Volunteer
    • LegalCORPS Pro Bono representation of low-income owners of small businesses, May 31, 2014-Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Corporations: How Human Are They? Do They Have A Right To The Free Exercise of Religion?, University of Minnesota, McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, January 19, 2014
    • Frequent Speaker, Ethics and Debt Collection Techniques, Lorman Educational Services, May 1, 2002-Present
    • Co-Director & Adjunct Professor, Civil Rights Moot Court, University of Minnesota Law School, August 25, 2007-Present
    • Has Isaacs v. American Iron & Steel Altered The Pleading, Policy And Purpose Supporting Shareholder Dispute Claims Under Section 302A.467, 28 Hamline L. Rev. 479, 2005


    • Lou v. Chang, 2001 WL 1223167 (Minn. 2001)
    • In re Welfare of C.A.P., WL 21266448 (Minn. 2003)
    • State v. Hakala, 763 N.W.2d 346 (Minn. 2009)
    • Priester Const. Co. v. Hansen, 2010 WL 3000183 (Minn. App. 2010)
    • Reesev. DuSold, et. al, 2011 WL 4345924 (Minn. App. 2011)
    • State v. Law, 620 N.W.2d 562 (Minn. 2000)
    • Benson-Moosbrugger v. Day, 2002 WL 1547222 (Minn. 2002)
    • In re Weber, 392 B.R. 760 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2008)
    • Corriveau v. Washington Mut. Bank, WL 1966200 (Minn. App. 2010)
    • State v. Schmidt, 2011 WL 67894 (Minn. App. 2011)
    • Newberg v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 619 N.W.2d 757 (Minn. 2000)
    • General Waste Corp. v. On Site Sanitation, Inc., 2001 WL 1346100 (Minn. 2001)
    • In re Dead Broke Saddle Club, 2004 WL 51692 (Minn. 2004)
    • Michel v. Lambrecht, 2009 WL 2498480 (Minn. Ct. App. 2009)
    • Priester Const. Co. v. Hansen, 2010 WL 3000183 (Minn. App. 2010)
    • Lee, et al. v. Lake Area Bank, et al., 2000 WL 1376440 (Minn. 2000)

    Educational Background:

    • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, B.A., Major: Political Science, May 1996

    Industry Groups

    • Minority shareholders
    • partners and members
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    Office Location for Mark K. Thompson

    4927 34th Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55417

    Phone: 612-217-2913

    Fax: 612-999-2405

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    Last Updated: 4/30/2021

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