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Elizabeth P. Ridley

Elizabeth P. Ridley is a business, financial services, and estate planning attorney. Elizabeth’s practice focuses on business disputes, non-competes, employment litigation, and contract matters. Elizabeth also represents clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Her work before FINRA includes customer complaints for unsuitable or speculative investment recommendations and registered representatives in employment disputes. Her practice also includes estate planning, probate, and trust administration.

Elizabeth is also uniquely qualified in business matters involving Chinese investors. She previously worked for a Chinese law firm in Shanghai. Her work focused on antitrust law, mergers and acquisitions, employment and labor law, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Elizabeth is a well-known fervent University of Minnesota athletics fan that is often found attending Gopher basketball, football, and hockey games.

Client Services:

Business Litigation

Securities Fraud and Broker-Dealer Litigation in FINRA Forum

Employment Litigation

Estate Planning and Litigation

Business Transactions


B.A., University of Minnesota, 2011

Law School:

Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, Hamline University School of Law, 2014

Managing Editor, Hamline Law Review

Dean’s Summer Fellow

Research Assistant: Representing Chinese Real Estate Investors in the United States, 23 Minn. J. Int’l L. 173 (2014); Chinese Gift-Giving, Anti-Corruption Law, and the Rule of Law and Virtue, 39 Fordham Int’l L. J. 591 (2016).

Awards and Recognition:

CALI Award for Corporations (Hamline University School of Law, 2014)

Community Involvement:

Volunteer with Minnesota Wills for Heroes


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