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Mark K. Thompson - Minneapolis, MN

4927 34th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55417

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Minneapolis Business Dispute Lawyer

Overview

Mark K. Thompson has been practicing business law and litigation since 1999. His business litigation experience is broad and in addition he has extensive appellate experience in civil and criminal matters. Mark founded his law firm, MKT Law, PLC, in 2012. At MKT Law, Mark is focused on representing small and medium-sized businesses in litigation...

Mark K. Thompson has been practicing business law and litigation since 1999. His business litigation experience is broad and in addition he has extensive appellate experience in civil and criminal matters. Mark founded his law firm, MKT Law, PLC, in 2012. At MKT Law, Mark is focused on representing small and medium-sized businesses in litigation. The types of businesses MKT Law represents include those ran by professionals (law firms, lawyers, architects, doctors, engineers, professors) in the construction industry (general contractors and sub-contractors performing structural, finishing, installing, surfacing, excavating, etc.) real estate (developers, agents, brokers) financial services (brokers, agents, bankers), health care providers, wholesalers and the service industry (retail, auto repair, restaurants and bars). Mark has represented individuals involved with these business at all levels from CEO, other officers/directors, management, representatives, independent contractors and employees.

Some recent lawsuits MKT Law has been counsel on have involved claims of breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent transfers, shareholder disputes, tortious interference with contract and economic advantage, defamation, to name a few. Mark also provides non-litigation/transactional services to businesses in a number of areas, including business formation, sales and acquisitions, start-up advice, contract drafting and negotiations, commercial leasing and collections, buy-sell agreements and other corporate governance matters.

Mark is a proactive, creative and strategic litigator. In 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008, he was named a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Law & Politics, Twin Cities Business Monthly and Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. Mark has extensive experience in complex (and not so complex) commercial cases before state and federal courts and in arbitrations. He is adept in handling your case from start through trial and up on appeal is necessary. He is also extremely skilled in settlement negotiations and client advisement and counseling. Recently, Mark was victorious in convincing the Minnesota Court of Appeals to fully reverse a trial court award of about $500,000.00 in a farm property lease dispute involving an option-to-purchase.

Prior to forming MKT Law, Mark was a business litigation attorney at a leading law firm in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he was responsible for representing a broad range of clients with shareholder disputes, contract claims, trade secret/intellectual property misappropriations, employment disputes, construction claims, enforcing creditors’ rights/remedies, as well as numerous other areas of law.

Mark also has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law since 2007. He teaches advanced appellate advocacy for the school’s Civil Rights Moot Court, instructing law students on how to properly research and draft appellate briefs and prepare for and deliver effective oral arguments. In this role, Mark also coaches third-year law students in an annual national moot court competition.

Mark was a member of the US District Court—District of Minnesota’s Attorney Advisory Committee, advising the court on its implementation of electronic filing. He has been published in the Hamline Law Review: 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). Mark regularly speaks at continuing legal education seminars on ethics, debt collection techniques and emerging developments in the law.

About Mark K. Thompson

Practice Areas

  • Business Dispute
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Leases
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Formation of a Business
  • Franchising
  • Incorporation
  • Infringement
  • Leins
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • LLC
  • Shareholder Disputes

Litigation

  • 90%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder, since February 14, 2012
  • Attorney, since February 14, 2012
  • General Operations Director, since February 14, 2012

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 2014

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • U. S. District Court--District of Minnesota's Attorney Advisory Committee (Committee Member)

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1999
    J.D.
    Honors: Computer Legal Internet Committee (CLIC), President and Co-Founder
  • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, May, 1996
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Pro Bono Activities

  • LegalCORPS Pro Bono representation of low-income owners of small businesses, May 31, 2014 - Present

Classes and Seminars

  • 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
  • Ethics and Debt Collection Techniques - Frequent speaker, Lorman Educational Services, May 1, 2002 - Present
  • Civil Rights Moot Court - Co-Director & Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, August 25, 2007 - Present

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Mark K. Thompson

Included on the 2024 Minnesota list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Mark K. Thompson on Super Lawyers

Honors

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

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4927 34th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55417

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  • 612-999-2405

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

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