I represent clients in a range of employment counseling matters, including advising on federal, state and local law compliance, training for management and employees on employment law issues, advising on wage and hour matters, investigating and responding to harassment and discrimination complaints, handling requests for leaves of absence under the FMLA, ADA or state or local law, confidentiality agreements, non-competes and other matters, and regularly train employees on employment law issues.
When an employment issue arises in one of my client’s businesses, it often is very personal to that business owner, HR professional or CFO. Many of us spend the majority of each day at work, and the people we interact with become a kind of family. If something is amiss with that dynamic, finding a resolution can at times be stressful and emotional. I do everything I can to be a true counselor to my clients, provide them with a practical course of action, and to solve problems in a creative way to give them peace of mind.
In addition to my employment counseling practice, I have years of litigation experience, both inside and outside of employment matters. With the perspective of both sides combined, I have the ability advise my clients not only on the course of action to take, but how to prevent or prepare for litigation, should it arise. One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “Can I fire this person?” My answer is always, “Of course you can – but you have to know what might happen as a result.” I advise them on alternative courses of action, to find the right way to resolve an issue, as smoothly as possible.
Outside of work, I love supporting the arts, especially theater, and run around with my family and kids.
Honors & Awards
Minnesota Super Lawyers®
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings
Minnesota Law & Politics, 2000-2009
Best Lawyers in America®
Employee Law – Management, 2019