GENERAL LITIGATION THROUGH TAX
RISING STARS / MINNESOTA 2015
SCHWARTZ LAW FIRM
600 Inwood Avenue North
Oakdale, MN 55128
Brandon is a cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of
Law, graduating in the top ten students in his class following his
Division I and professional hockey career. He is a trial attorney at the
Schwartz Law Firm, practicing in the areas of business litigation,
family law, personal injury, and civil litigation. Brandon is admitted
to practice in the states courts of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
and the federal District Courts of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, and
Wisconsin. He has been published multiple times in the Minnesota
State Bar Association, ABA, and Michigan Bar journals. Brandon
is a life-member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and
the Million Dollar Advocates Forum – membership in these forums
is a warded to fewer than 1 percent of U.S. la wyers. Attorney At Law
Magazine also featured Brandon in its The Next Generation edition.
BUSINESS LI TIGATION
GENERAL LI TIGATION
STACY M. LUNDEEN
BRADSHAW & BRYANT, PLLC
1505 Division Street
Waite Park, MN 56387
Stacy Lundeen concentrates her practice on representing
plaintiffs in various types of personal injury cases. She earned
her B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Colorado,
Boulder and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. She is
a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, the American
Association for Justice, and the Stearns-Benton Bar Association.
She is admitted to practice in all Minnesota courts and the United
States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAIN TIFF
JEFF ANDERSON &
ASSOCIATES, P. A.
366 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Sarah concentrates her practice on civil litigation with a focus on
representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She practices in
state and federal courts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California.
Sarah handles cases against perpetrators and the institutional
entities that protected them, using the civil justice system to
advance child protection. Sarah also handles appeals and has
argued in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota
Supreme Court. Sarah earned her B.A. in urban studies and
economics with honors from Macalester College and her J.D.
with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School. She
is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ),
Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ), and Minnesota Women
PERSONAL INJURY GENERAL: PLAIN TIFF
MICHAEL E. KREUN
BEISEL & DUNLEV Y, P. A.
730 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Michael Kreun is a shareholder with Beisel & Dunlevy, P.A., a
boutique firm practicing real estate and title insurance litigation,
real estate transactions, and creditor’s remedies. Michael has
more than eleven years of litigation experience in state and federal
courts, particularly in lien priority disputes, mortgage validity
defense, mortgage foreclosure, foreclosure defect defense, title
insurance litigation, quiet title actions, mechanic’s lien litigation,
bankruptcy lien avoidance defense, mortgage fraud litigation,
boundary line disputes, and commercial collections and workouts.
Michael also provides litigation and transactional services to
commercial landlords. Michael is the chair of the Real Property
Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association and writes real
estate case summaries for the Bench and Bar magazine.
CREDI TOR DEBTOR RIGH TS
OLSON, LUCAS & REDFORD,
7401 Metro Boulevard
One Corporate Center, Suite 575
Edina, MN 55349
Shaun Redford is a shareholder at Olson, Lucas & Redford, P.A.
with a primary focus on real estate and business litigation. He also
regularly represents buyers and sellers in real estate transactions.
Shaun’s clients include national and local banks, title insurance
companies, professional athletes, small businesses, and private
landowners. He is a frequent speaker and writer on real estate
law topics including boundary line disputes, access issues, and
easements and is co-author of a chapter in the Minnesota Real
Estate Purchase and Sale Deskbook. Shaun graduated cum laude
from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he keeps his
writing skills sharp as an Adjunct Instructor teaching legal writing
to first year law students.
LEVANDER, GILLEN & MILLER,
633 South Concord Street
St. Paul, MN 55075
Bridget McCauley Nason’s recognition in the Minnesota Rising
Stars list continues the tradition of excellence that is the benchmark
of LeVander, Gillen & Miller. Throughout the firm’s illustrious
80-year history, it has earned a distinguished reputation for
superior client service and community leadership and has become
a cornerstone of Minnesota law and politics. As an Assistant City
Attorney, Bridget has successfully prosecuted and tried numerous
criminal cases. Bridget has developed a strong practice in the
areas of municipal law and commercial transactions, utilizing her
experience and negotiation skills to assist clients in managing
all aspects of their legal issues whether simple or complex.
Bridget currently serves on the board of directors of Minnesota
Women La wyers and West St. Paul-Mendota Heights Rotary Club.
ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE
STATE, LOCAL & MUNICIPAL
NICHOLAS A. FURIA
LAW OFFICES OF
NICHOLAS A. FURIA, PLLC
120 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Nick’s practice is devoted exclusively to property tax appeals
involving commercial property, including retail, office, and
industrial buildings. Nick consistently obtains substantial
reductions in real estate taxes for his clients, which include
Fortune 100 companies, REITs, local businesses, and investors.
Nick is a past Chairman of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s
Tax Council and is the immediate past chairman of the IPT’s
Property Tax Symposium Committee. Nick has twice co-authored
the Minnesota Shopping Center Association’s Retail Real Estate
Report and frequently lectures on the topics of property taxes
and commercial real estate valuation to appraisers, attorneys,
real estate brokers, property managers, and corporate
BENJAMIN A. WAGNER
REGAN TAX LAW
8500 Normandale Lake Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55437
Ben represents individuals and businesses in tax controversies
against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Minnesota
Department of Revenue (DOR), and Minnesota Department of
Employment and Economic Development. Ben’s experience helps
him see practical solutions and consistently achieve successful
results in audits, appeals, court actions, and collection cases.
He also frequently publishes and speaks to attorneys, CPAs,
and other tax professionals about tax topics and his experiences
representing taxpayers against the IRS and DOR. Ben also
volunteers as a Program Specialist for the YMCA’s Youth in
Government Model Assembly and as Vice Chair of the Minnesota
State Bar Association Tax Section.
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