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Nicholas N. Sperling

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: 612-455-6241
Fax: 612-455-0501
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Real Estate: Business, Technology Transactions, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Nicholas N. Sperling is an attorney at Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Sperling represents individual, corporate, and nonprofit clients in all aspects of business law, commercial litigation, employment law, nonprofit law, and information technology law. He practices throughout Minnesota.

Mr. Sperling has been an attorney for over a decade and has a wide variety of litigation, arbitration and mediation experience. He works with issues such as breach of contract, real estate, software licensing agreements and more.

Active in the Minnesota State Bar Association, Mr. Sperling belongs to the business law section and the tech law section and is a former member of the technology and computer law council. He also belongs to the State Bar of Wisconsin and is a member of the business law section.

Volunteering his time to his community is important to Mr. Sperling. He is the board chair for Reach out and Read Minnesota' board of directors, serves as a board member for Twin Cities F.I.T., and is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

Mr. Sperling earned a bachelor’s in applied science (B.A.S.) degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and received his juris doctor (J.D.) law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, graduating in the top third of his class. He holds licenses to practice before all Minnesota and Wisconsin state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A., Mr. Sperling practiced at a private Minneapolis-based law firm, where he oversaw the information technology and small business practice groups. He also has experience writing and editing content for a legal technology company. Prior to that, Mr. Sperling clerked for a Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge. 

Practice Areas
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
  • 20%Technology Transactions
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Science and Technology Law


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020

About Nicholas N. Sperling

First Admitted: 2010, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • PPT presentation on managing business risk to Viterbo University MBA students, Guest Lecturer, Managing Business Risk, LinkedIn, Education
  • Adjunct Faculty Member at University of St. Thomas School of Law 2019-2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Computer and Technology Law Section, Member of Technology and Computer Law Council, 2018-2019
  • Western District of Wisconsin, 2019
  • District of Minnesota, 2015
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2011
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2010
  • Minnesota Technology Law Section, 2017
  • Wisconsin Bar Business Law Section, 2018
  • Minnesota North Star Lawyer, 2017
  • MSBA Business Law Section, 2018


  • Named as a Rising Star in the areas of Business Litigation, Business/Corporate Law, Real Estate: Business, Nonprofit Organizations and Technology Transactions 2020-2021
  • 2017 North Star Lawyer., North Star Lawyer, MSBA, 2017

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota – Duluth, B.A.S., 2003

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pro Bono consultations with multiple nonprofit entities, including governance issues and 990 tax review., 2017
  • Wills for Heroes - Volunteer attorney., 2014
  • Pro Bono consultations with multiple nonprofit entities, including governance issues and 990 tax review., 2018
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network - Pro Bono Clinic volunteer, 2018
  • Director - Reach Out and Read Minnesota Board of Directors
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Office Location for Nicholas N. Sperling

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

Phone: 612-455-6241

Fax: 612-455-0501

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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