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James E. Snoxell - Maple Grove, MN

6900 Wedgwood RoadSuite 200 Maple Grove, MN 55311 - 3541

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Updated: 01/14/2021

Maple Grove Business & Commercial Law Lawyer


Jim is a founding partner and chair of the Business Law department of the law firm of Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd., located in Maple Grove, Minnesota...

Jim is a founding partner and chair of the Business Law department of the law firm of Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd., located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Jim practices primarily in the areas of:

  • Business and corporate law
  • Privately held companies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Strategic and succession planning
  • Licensing and regulatory matters
  • Trademark and copyright law
  • Employment law
  • Estate planning

Jim works closely with the firm's business and corporate clients providing advice on business and corporate law issues, advising nonprofit organizations about their special legal concerns, and working to prevent and resolve employment law problems. He also helps clients protect their intellectual property rights, represents them in licensing and regulatory matters, and provides advice on business succession. Jim also assists business clients with their personal estate planning needs, as well as real estate law issues.

He has received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating in the distinguished legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell®,* and has been selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008-2012 Editions.

Among other publications, Jim is the author of the Minnesota Mechanic's Lien Practice Manual, which was published by Butterworth Legal Publishers in 1987 as a reference book for real estate attorneys in the Minnesota, and two chapters in Minnesota Business Law Deskbook 2 – The Ongoing Business Deskbook that will be published by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education in the fall of 2012. He is admitted to represent clients before all Minnesota state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court. Jim is a member of the American, Minnesota and Ramsey County bar associations, American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association), and Minnesota Association for Justice (formerly the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association).

Like the other attorneys at Henningson & Snoxell, Jim is active in the communities we serve and his home neighborhood. He currently serves as a director of the TwinWest Chamber Foundation, North Hennepin Community College Foundation, Brooklyn Community Business Association, St. Anthony Park Properties, LLC, St. Anthony Park Booster Club, and Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. In recent years, Jim also served both the TwinWest Chamber Foundation and the North Hennepin Community College Foundation as chairperson of their respective boards of directors, and his church as a director and chairperson of its board of trustees.

Jim received his B.A., cum laude, from Carleton College and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. When away from the office, Jim enjoys hiking, leading a Destination Imagination team at his neighborhood’s elementary school, gardening, youth soccer coaching, and a variety of activities with his family. Jim has also been an adult Cub Scout leader and an age group coordinator and team manager for the Blackhawks of St. Paul Soccer Club.

*AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

About James E. Snoxell

Practice Areas

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business and Asset Acquisitions and Sales
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Business Continuation and Succession Planning and Estate Planning for Business Owners

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Ramsey County Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Minnesota Association for Justice (Member)
  • North Hennepin Community College Foundation (Director)
  • TwinWest Chamber of Commerce Foundation (Director)
  • Brooklyn Community Business Association (Director)
  • St. Anthony Park Properties, LLC (Director)
  • St. Anthony Park Booster Club (Director)


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1981
    J.D. Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: cum laude
  • Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1978
    B.A. Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: cum laude


Other Sources of Feedback About James E. Snoxell

Included on the 2024 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2002 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2001 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James E. Snoxell on Super Lawyers


  • Minnesota Super Lawyer (2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™


Office Information


6900 Wedgwood RoadSuite 200 Maple Grove, MN 55311 - 3541


  • 763-560-0119

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

8:00 - 4:30



  • Minnesota Mechanic's Lien Practice Manual, Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1987
  • Mistakes Employers Make With Employees - Understanding Basic Principals of Employment Law, Christian Management Report, May/June, 2000
  • Chapters entitled “Conducting a Business Review” and “Business Contract Drafting” in Minnesota Business Law Deskbook 2 – The Ongoing Business, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2012
  • 125th Anniversary Addendum to The History of St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, 2012

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