Pete McElligott is driven to overcome challenges. His common sense approach to all aspects of business litigation leads to efficient and effective results for the firm's clients.
Pete is a team player who represents a variety of clients from individuals to small businesses to large corporations in both state and federal court. He stands ready and willing to tackle his clients’ problems in a wide range of complex business disputes. Examples include shareholder matters, securities litigation, contract disputes and business torts.
Before law school, Pete taught elementary school in Baltimore City Public Schools while a Corps Member with Teach For America. While overcoming challenges to close the achievement gap, Pete honed his ability to act decisively and to deliver strong, concise messages to a targeted audience. He utilizes those skills in his legal practice in communicating with clients, courts, and opposing counsel.
Successfully defended a claim by an individual investor against an independent broker/dealer alleging in excess of $1 million in damages. The investor alleged that several real estate related investments, which later failed, were misrepresented to him and were unsuitable. After a three-day hearing before a FINRA arbitration panel, the claims were denied in their entirety.
As a summer associate Pete was called upon to second chair a successful jury trial.
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Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Member, Federal Bar Association
The Ten Commandments of Cross-Examination in FINRA Hearings, Minnesota Lawyer and Finance & Commerce - Partner Content, November 2019
What Gets Decided First: Motion to Compel Arbitration or Motion to Dismiss?, Minnesota Lawyer Partner Content, December 2018
The Short Life of the Fiduciary Duty Rule, Attorney At Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, May 2018
Informing the Court of Settlement Does Not Always Mean the Case is Settled, Attorney At Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, June 2017
Bar Talk: Pro Bono Spotlight, Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, December 2015
The Supreme Court Tips Its Hat to Employers – or Does It? Vicarious Liability After Vance v. Ball State University, Attorney At Law Magazine, Minnesota Edition, August 2013