Barton Gernander

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Barton Gernander
Patrick Burns and Associates
8401 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55416



Barton Gernander
Patrick Burns and Associates

Attorney Profile


Barton C. Gernander 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attorney / Director of Business Development, since 2009
phone 952-564-6258
fax (952) 564-6263
email [email protected]

Barton C. Gernander practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with a focus in construction and real estate issues.

In addition to representing business clients involved in standard and complex litigation in both state and federal courts, he serves emerging and mid-size companies in a general counsel capacity - assisting clients on achieving business solutions while minimizing exposure to liability.

Gernander is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts in Minnesota, the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

He serves on the Minnesota State Bar Association Court Rules and Administration Committee, the Hennepin County Bar Fourth District Ethics Committee, and is also a member of the Federal Bar Association.

Gernander obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He obtained a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Philosophy, with Honors, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 2006, Gernander was named a "Rising Star"" in the legal profession by Minnesota Law & Politics.

Areas of Practice:
25% Commercial Litigation
25% Construction & Mechanic's Liens
25% Business and Corporate
25% Other
Litigation Percentage:
50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 1996
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1999
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2009
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1996
Juris Doctor

University of Pennsylvania, 1992
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: With Honors

Published Works:
New Laws that Impact Engineers, Engineering Minnesota, July, 2008

Representative Cases:
Milsap vs. Special School Dist. No. 1, 1999 WL 391859 (Minn. Ct. of Appeals 1999)
Grudnoske vs. Determan Welding, 1999 WL 690194 (Minn. Ct. of Appeals 1999)
Equus Computer Systems, Inc. vs. Northern Comp. Systems, Inc., 2001 WL 1636487 (U.S. District Court, Dist. of Minnesota 2001)
Anderson vs. Spreiter, et al., 2008 WL 4287386 (U.S. District Court, Dist. of Minnesota 2008)
Maxwell vs. Winge Construction Services, Inc., 2009 WL 1751556 (Minn. Ct. of Appeals 2009)
Representative Clients:
Businesses and Business Owners
Contractors and Construction Companies
Classes/Seminars Taught:
Construction Lien Law, Lorman Business Center, Inc., May 6, 2009

Honors and Awards:
Rising Star, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Minnesota State Bar Association Court Rules and Administration Committee, 2007 - present

Fourth District (Hennepin County) Ethics Committee, 2006 - Present

American Collectors Association - Member Attorney Program

Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association

Past Employment Positions:
Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, Partner, 2005 - 2009


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