Attorneys

Legal Support to Help Your Business Thrive

The attorneys of Coleman Law have a diverse set of skills and a wealth of experience in business, industry, and the design professions. From transactional matters to litigation, we’ve learned what works best to help our clients handle disputes and build profitable relationships.

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Donald G. Clapp

Direct: (612) 877-8205
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
Donald G. Clapp has been practicing law since 1977, focusing on civil litigation matters, trials and appeals.
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Jeffrey W. Coleman, PE, FACI

Direct: (612) 877-8210
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
Jeffrey W. Coleman is a licensed structural engineer who has served as corporate counsel to an architectural, engineering, interior design and construction firm. An authority on concrete construction law, he is the author of Legal Issues in Concrete Construction (1st and 2nd eds., 2014, CAM Publishing).
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Lars C. Erickson

Direct: (612) 877-8207
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
Lars C. Erickson has practiced law since 1996, representing general contractors, subcontractors, developers, architects and engineers in a myriad of cases involving complex legal issues.
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William D. Hull

Direct: (612) 877-8208
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
William D. Hull has a national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator of construction disputes.
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Michael P. Katz

Direct: (612) 877-8204
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
Michael P. Katz has served as corporate counsel for an architectural, engineering, interior design and construction firm as well as deputy general counsel to a division of the nation’s largest heavy/highway contractor.
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Benjamin J. Kirk

Direct: (612) 877-8217
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
Ben Kirk’s practice is focused on construction and real estate, with particular focus on construction defect litigation. Ben represents general contractors, subcontractors, developers, architects and engineers in transactional matters and litigation. He also has extensive experience representing homeowners’ associations in transactional matters and litigation.
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Jon R. Steckler

Direct: (612) 877-8411
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
Practice focused on commercial law and litigation/appeals: construction law, insurance coverage and defense, real estate, franchise, and general business law. Represents contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, owners, and insurers.
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J.R. Toren

Direct: (612) 877-8206
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
J.R. Toren has extensive business management as well as legal experience, both as in-house counsel and in private practice.
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John Trout

Direct: (612) 877-8203
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
John Trout led a concrete repair construction company before becoming an attorney, giving him firsthand experience as both a contractor and a subcontractor.
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Vikki Glosser

Direct: (612) 877-8202
Main: (612) 877-8200
Fax: (612) 877-8201
Office manager Vikki Glosser has worked with law firms since 1980, first as a legal assistant and then as office manager. She began working with William D. Hull in 1981 and with Jeffrey W. Coleman in 1991. She draws on her expertise and experience to keep the firm operating efficiently and to support all the attorneys.

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Jeff was our attorney on a huge arbitration with a railroad in Kentucky. He did a great job. Not only did the firm exceed my expectations, but they were a pleasure to work with. There is no better fir… Read More
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Updates

OSHA’s Silica Rule: Risk Management and Best Practices

OSHA requires employers to limit workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica and to take appropriate steps to protect workers whose exposure reaches certain thresholds.

Jeff Coleman designated a top MN construction attorney by Chambers and Partners

We are pleased to announce that founding partner Jeff Coleman has again been named one of the top Construction attorneys in Minnesota by the international attorney rating organization, Chambers and Partners. The designation “Band 1” is based on their rigorous, independent research, which includes interviews with clients and peers. To go to Jeff’s description in […]

Understanding and Navigating the Business Immigration Process—The H-1B Visa

Recommendations for securing H-1B Visa approval. Enabling American companies to employ foreign workers in \”specialty occupations\” which require highly qualified and skilled employees..

Lars Erickson elected to the Minnesota Concrete Council Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that partner Lars Erickson has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Concrete Council. The MCC is a concrete-related trade association dedicated to advancing education, technical practice, scientific investigation and research into cast-in-place concrete. Lars has been practicing law since 1996 and has […]

The Go/NoGo Process: Risk Analysis of Client, Project and Team

Projects are the lifeblood of A/E business. But the marketing resources required to secure a project can be significant. From a management perspective it’s a balancing act: Is pursuing this project a worthwhile investment? Are the project and client a good fit for our firm? Would this project truly benefit the business—in terms of profit […]

Lobbying, PACs and Contributions: What A/E Execs Need to Know

Legislation and public policy are crucial factors in the lives of architects and engineers. So. . . A/E professionals need to know how individuals, companies and professional organizations can ethically influence public policy and law. and A/E executives should build a culture that encourages and supports employee civic involvement, while in no way suggesting that […]

A Proactive Approach to Claims

No one wants to have a claim filed against them. So you need to know how to recognize an incident that could become a claim, and how to manage the incident before it progresses to litigation. Then you need to share lessons learned with your staff.

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Roundtable

The Coleman Executive Roundtable for Architects and Engineers is a community of architectural and engineering industry leaders who come together quarterly to learn about and discuss current business issues.

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