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Scott J. Dongoske

I don’t wait for things to happen; I work to make them happen.

My Approach

I am in a unique position. As both a lawyer and the firm’s president, I get to see issues both from the legal side and the business side every single day. In my role as president, I face many of the issues that my clients do – day-to-day business operations, making sure we’re hiring the right talent, and the constantly changing competitive marketplace.

I help my clients navigate all of these issues as they start and operate their businesses, and grow or sell through mergers and acquisitions. I listen to their concerns, and have frank, direct conversations with them about the best path forward, issues to be aware of, and opportunities to prepare for. In the end, we succeed together.

A Groundbreaking Moment in My Career

It’s rewarding every time a client closes a deal and meets their goals. I had one client that I started working with in 1984, my first year practicing. He had little money and was working out of his garage. I was our newest and least expensive lawyer so the partner in charge assigned me to the file. I helped form the business, and worked with the company for over 25 years. This involved a lot of contract review issues, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters and litigation. In the end we sold the company for the client, allowing him to retire very comfortably. We still keep in touch and talk about how fun it was to grow our businesses together.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

Minnesota Super Lawyers®

2003-2017

AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

Associations & Memberships

Como Friends Board

U.S. Bank Twin Cities Advisory Board

Downtown Minneapolis Council

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association