Kristin Rowell loves solving her clients’ legal problems. She enjoys delving into the facts of each case and weaving them together to create a compelling story for judges and juries. She prides herself on giving her clients efficient legal services with excellent value. She loves to win, and she is determined to put her all into every aspect of her work.
Kristin represents companies and individuals in all aspects of business disputes. She represents plaintiffs in some cases and defendants in others. Her clients come from a variety of industries, including real estate, banking, environmental, software, financial services, manufacturing, consulting, medical, and insurance, among others. Kristin has a developed a particular emphasis in problems dealing with real estate. She represents developers, bankers, property owners, and tenants in court and arbitration proceedings involving complex real estate disputes.
It is important to Kristin that her clients understand the litigation process and are involved in the strategy and decision-making process each step of the way. Kristin’s clients are individuals, limited liability companies, privately-held for-profit corporations, public corporations, nonprofit corporations, and charitable organizations. Some of Kristin’s clients are experienced litigants; others have never been in a courtroom before. Many have never sat through a deposition. Most of Kristin’s clients are individuals or business owners who reach out to her because they know that she is driven to provide them with efficient and effective legal representation.
Kristin’s favorite part of her job is being in the courtroom. She has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court. She also loves taking depositions and arguing motions in court. Kristin has decisively litigated shareholder disputes, employment disputes, real estate disputes, securities fraud cases, disputes over trust agreements, partnership disputes, banking disputes, environmental cases, and eviction matters. Kristin is heavily involved in and responsible for all aspects of her cases, from initial client contact through the discovery process, motion practice, oral argument, mediation, trial or arbitration, and appeal.
Kristin regularly appears on behalf of her clients in state and federal courts in Minnesota and North Dakota. Kristin is currently litigating a number of cases in the oil patch or “Bakken” area of North Dakota. In addition to Minnesota and North Dakota, Kristin has recently represented clients in Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Wisconsin, and Florida. The combination of Kristin’s Northern Minnesota upbringing and time spent on the East Coast has given her an ability to connect with clients who have a variety of interests and backgrounds.
Sponsorship Chairperson, Fashion Fest®, Benefitting University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, 2015
Chairperson, Wine, Women & Shoes® Event, Benefitting University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, 2014
Chairperson, Wine, Women & Shoes® Event, Benefitting University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, 2013
Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
Vice President, Minnesota State Board of Dentistry, 2010 - 2011
Secretary, Minnesota State Board of Dentistry, 2009 - 2010
Public Member, Minnesota State Board of Dentistry, 2007 - 2011
Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Network Volunteer, 2012 - 2014
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers
Member, Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW)
Member, Nominating Committee, MNCREW, 2015
Member, Women Run the Cities Committee, MNCREW, 2015
Member, Programs Committee, MNCREW, 2015
The Obligation To Collect And Remit Sales Tax To Other States: The Impact of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Minnesota Lawyer Sponsored Content, October 2018
Maximizing Your Energy As A Lawyer, Attorney at Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, 2018
5/10/18 Minnesota Lawyer - Kristin Rowell was quoted in news article "Like, share, follow: marketing tactics for lawyers."
Should You Rent Out Your Home For Super Bowl LII? Minnesota Lawyer - Sponsored Content, December 2017
How Condo Law Change Will Impact New Development, Finance & Commerce - Sponsored Content, September 2017 and Minnesota Lawyer - Sponsored Content, September 2017
No place for business casual in Kristin Rowell’s wardrobe, Minnesota Lawyer Special Section: ML Lifestyles, March 2017
Cash or Credit? The Battle Over How to Define the Credit Card Processing Fee, Attorney at Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, 2017
The Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act Is Construed Broadly (Again), Minnesota Lawyer Sponsored Content, November 2016
Non-Compete Agreements: Essential for Enforcement, C-Level Magazine, Minnesota Edition, 2016
Mitigating Risk for Condominium Developers & Contractors in the Wake of 328 Barry Ave, LLC v. Nolan Prop. Group, LLC, Attorney at Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, April 2016
Biz Buzz for July 20, Duluth News Tribune, July 2015
The Serial Phenomenon: One Business Litigator's Story, Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities Edition, January 2015
A Unique Litigation Landscape: A View of the Bakken's Impact on North Dakota Courts, The Gavel, Fall 2014
Boomtown: Risks and Rewards in the Peace Garden State, Bench & Bar of Minnesota, August 8, 2014
Deconstructing Sochi - An Example of Common Commercial Real Estate Problems, Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities Edition, 2014
Crack In Southwest Minneapolis Retaining Wall Becomes Money Pit, January 14, 2014, KSTP.com
An Epic Battle Over A Cracked Retaining Wall, Southwest Journal, December 31, 2013, Read More.
Judge Orders Minneapolis to Fix Long-Disputed Retaining Wall, Star Tribune, December 18, 2013, Read More.
Court: Minneapolis Must Pay To Fix Crumbling Retaining Wall, Star Tribune, December 18, 2013, Read More.
What Do Fracking in North Dakota and Gambling in Minnesota Have in Common? Attorney At Law Magazine, Twin Cities Edition, 2013
Protecting the Minnesota Closely-Held Corporation: Avoiding Minority Shareholder Claims, Newsletter, Moss & Barnett, Fall 2009
Minnesota State District Court Civil Practice Deskbook”, MSBA Continuing Legal Education, March 26, 2009
6/21/18 WCCO 4 News - Kristin Rowell interviewed for news report on Rockslide Detour Damaging Retaining Wall For St. Paul Homeowners
Speaker, Modern Marketing Tactics for Lawyers in a 'Like, Share, Follow' World, CLE presented by Minnesota Lawyer & MSBA, May 2, 2018
10/28/17 Guest on "Where You Live" with Gene Sullivan on the topic of Homeowner's Associations (The Patriot 1280am radio) - Podcast (begins at 22:08)
3/6/17 Minnesota Lawyer - Kristin Rowell was featured in ML Lifestyle article "No place for business casual in Kristin Rowell's wardrobe"
9/22/16 Guest on "Investing for Success Radio Show" (Wall Street Business Network - 1440am) - Podcast
8/18/16 Finance & Commerce - Kristin Rowell featured in article Ready for 'condo comeback'
Speaker, The Condominium Comeback: The Intersection of Development, the Market, and the Law, MNCREW, Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis, August 17, 2016
June 2016 Minnesota Real Estate Journal Magazine - Kristin Rowell featured in column "The Best Defense is a Good Offense," Volume 32, Number 6, page 13.
6/18/16 Star Tribune - Kristin Rowell featured in article “Discover Strength says its quick workout packs all the benefits of a lengthy gym session.”
Speaker on Condominium Development and Litigation, Downtown Development Summit, October 9, 2015.
Speaker, Rockin’ the Bakken: Risks and Rewards, MNCREW, Radisson Blu, Minneapolis, May 20, 2015
Speaker, Corporate Governance and Shareholder Rights: Tips For Providing Exceptional Leadership and Minimizing Risks, Anthony Ostlund, April 30, 2015
Speaker, Remedies and Damages Series: Damages in Fraud Cases - Not Just Out-Of-Pockets, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota CLE, August 20, 2014
Speaker, Litigating Jurisdictional Issues in Tribal Court: The Impact of Tribal Court Jurisdiction Following Montana v. U.S., Minnesota State Bar Association Webinar, June 25, 2014
Guest Host on WCCO Radio 830 AM “News & Views” program – The 2014 Boston Marathon: One Year After the Tragedy, April 20, 2014
Guest Host on WCCO Radio 830 AM “News & Views” program, speaking about Women’s Issues in the North Dakota Bakken Oil Patch, June 4, 2013, Listen to Interview. (interview is approximately 1:25 into the podcast)
Speaker, Business Law Series: Accidental Violations of Law – An Unintended Consequence of Utilizing Social Media, Minnesota State Bar Association, February 7, 2013
Guest Host on WCCO Radio 830 AM "News & Views" program speaking about the North Dakota Bakken Oil Patch, November 18, 2012
Minneapolis, Resident Knock Heads Over Retaining Wall, Star Tribune, December 8, 2011.
Guest Host on WCCO Radio’s “Minnesota Law” program speaking about topic “Lawsuits 101,” February 13, 2010
Speaker, Minnesota State District Court Civil Practice Deskbook, MSBA Continuing Legal Education - March 26, 2009
Guest Host on WCCO Radio's "Minnesota Law" program speaking about topic "Arbitration Clauses -- What Are the Consequences?" February 28, 2009
Guest Host on WCCO Radio’s “Minnesota Law” program speaking about topic "Legal Remedies: Just What Can You Ask for in Court?” May 10, 2008