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Timothy R. Duncan

Timothy R. Duncan is a partner and business attorney with over twenty-five years of legal experience. Tim’s practice focuses upon advising clients on a wide range of business legal needs, from day-to-day general business matters to complex commercial transactions. Tim’s practice areas include commercial transactions, merger and acquisitions, business and employment law, construction law, and general commercial litigation. Representative clients range from sole proprietorships, closely held corporations or limited liability companies to publicly traded corporations. He has significant experience in representing small businesses and closely-held corporations in all aspects of their legal and business needs, including corporate formation, buy-sell agreements, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, contractual drafting (license, employment, non-compete, distributorship/sales, and independent contract agreements), employment issues, collection, and property acquisition.

Client Services:

Business Transactions

Corporate Formation

Employment Law

Mergers and Acquisitions

Contract Review and Drafting

Shareholder Disputes

Admitted to Practice:


United States Court of Appeals for Eighth Circuit

United States District Court for District of Minnesota

Professional Activities:

Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Member, Hennepin County Bar Association

Member, Minnesota Consulting Engineers Council

Judicial Clerk, Chief Judge D.D. Wozniak, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1987

Publications and Presentations:

Several publications in the Hamline University Law Review, Minnesota Bench & Bar, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education publications, and local business magazines

Community Activities:

Ski Instructor, Buck Hill, Minnesota

Awards and Recognition:

  • Repeatedly recognized since 1999 by the Minnesota Law & Politics magazine in its annual survey as one of top 4.5% of Minnesota attorneys
  • Consistently achieved the highest rankings (AV rating) by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory


B.B.A., University of Minnesota, 1982

Law School:

Juris Doctorate (High Honors), Hamline University School of Law, 1986

Primary Editor, Hamline University Law Review, 1986

Member, Hamline University National Moot Court Team, 1986

Timothy R. Duncan


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