Heley, Duncan & Melander, PLLP

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About Us

Business and Commercial Litigation

Our litigation practice is well known and respected. Our attorneys have extensive experience in general commercial litigation, securities litigation, employment law, contract disputes and shareholder litigation, to mention just a few. Members of the firm have litigated cases in the state and federal courts in Minnesota and throughout the country.

Construction Law

Our Construction Group consists of several of the most prominent attorneys in the area of construction and design liability litigation. Our attorneys have handled complex claims for defective construction, delay, negligent design and other related disputes. We have attorneys that previously worked in the construction industry and have a solid foundation of experience. We serve as general counsel for numerous architectural and engineering firms, addressing all aspects of their legal and business needs.

Corporate Governance

Heley, Duncan & Melander represents entrepreneurs and growing private companies in all aspects of corporate governance. These legal services include corporate formation, mergers, acquisitions, sales agreements, distributorship agreements, licensing agreements, employment matters, executive contracts, and corporate dissolutions.

Real Estate

Our firm represents owners, developers and lenders in all aspects of real estate transactions. This includes acquisitions, public approvals, development financing, construction and sales. Our attorneys advise both landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys handle arbitrations across the nation in a variety of forums. From simple commercial disputes to highly complex disputes involving large construction projects, our attorneys have extensive experience in the arbitration process. Additionally, several of our attorneys are well-known for their service as mediators and arbitrators. Our office regularly handles complex, multi-party mediations.

Appellate Practice

Heley, Duncan & Melander has an extensive state and federal practice in Minnesota. We have represented clients on important and significant issues in a variety of substantive areas that have established landmark court decisions. Some of our attorneys previously served as judicial clerks for the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court.