Private Business Disputes

Intensity and Experience

Match our collective talent and experience with your individual needs. 

At Anthony Ostlund, we have represented private businesses and closely-held businesses in a range of disputes — including family-business litigation, partnership and shareholder disputes, fraud claims and financial mismanagement cases — for every year of our existence. Our breadth and depth of experience give us the ability to confidently represent either side of a private business dispute.

We are dedicated to pursuing legal recourse that matches each individual's and business' needs. We do deep research, expand our knowledge of the intricacies of your business, and consider all options for dispute resolution — all while keeping our staffing lean and our value high.

Private businesses have always come to us for our knowledge and experience in resolving business matters.  Some examples of our results for those clients include:

  • Successfully defended two former directors of Geospan Corporation at trial and on appeal against claims of unfair prejudice by minority shareholder claiming millions of dollars in damages due to a loss in the value of his stock. Read more
  • Represented founder of long-standing multi-million dollar Minnesota flooring business and his extended family in a dispute against his brother's family, successfully resolving the matter short of litigation.

  • Obtained favorable settlement for private Wisconsin corporation sued by individual who claimed in excess of $6,000,000 on intellectual property claims; Anthony Ostlund's client paid $0 to settle the claims.
  • Our lawyers have helped shape the law in this area, representing clients in the following reported cases: U.S. Bank N.A. v. Cold Spring Granite Co., 802 N.W.2d 363 (Minn. 2011); Powell v. Anderson Corp., 660 N.W.2d 107 (Minn. 2003); Haley v. Forcelle, 669 N.W.2d 48 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003); Gunderson v. Alliance of Computer Professionals, Inc., 628 N.W.2d 173 (Minn. Ct. App. 2001); Foy v. Klapmeier, 992 F. 2d 774 (8th Cir. 1999); Miller Waste Mills Inc. v. Mackay, 520 N.W.2d 490 (Minn. Ct. App. 1994).