I’m a recovering engineer and project manager. Now I’m a lawyer, but it’s not as different as you’d think. Both are problem-solving professions. My engineering and project management background gives me an unusual perspective among construction lawyers. I’ve been on the other side of the table and had to deliver projects on budget, on schedule, and within specifications. I’ve experienced many of the difficulties that my clients face in the real world. I practice in construction, commercial, and public procurement litigation. In general terms, my job is to advocate for and advise my clients in all phases of a dispute, from pre-litigation claim and risk analysis through resolution of the case at trial, arbitration, mediation, or appeal. I also advise my clients on how to avoid litigation. This can involve drafting and reviewing contracts and negotiating agreements and settlements. I am admitted to the state and federal courts of Minnesota and North Dakota.