Anne combines tenacious litigation strategy with grounded, common sense problem solving to achieve great results for her clients.
Anne works with restauranteurs, start-ups, closely-held businesses, trust companies, global corporations and private individuals to help her clients successfully navigate litigation and leave the courthouse on the right path. Anne has a broad practice with experience in an array of legal fields. Whatever you got, Anne can handle it.
Anne serves as counsel for the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson. In connection with this representation, Anne has:
Successfully defended and obtained dismissal of copyright infringement lawsuit in California, and secured a rare court order barring the opposing party from filing further copyright suits against the Estate.
Worked with a small team to obtain a TRO, preliminary injunction and $4 million in damages stemming from release of unauthorized music and accomplish court acknowledgement of a posthumous right of publicity under Minnesota law.
Obtained multiple sanctions awards in separate cases, including both monetary fees and adverse inferences, for spoliation of evidence in discovery.
Helped residential and commercial landlords pursue remedies for breached leases.
Worked with family in disputed trust matter, bringing claims to set aside trust amendments due to incapacity and undue influence.
Won default judgment relating to failed software implementation and attendant breach of contract, with a six figure damages award.
Obtained early dismissal of cable piracy lawsuit on behalf of local restauranteur.
Achieved favorable settlements in multiple lawsuits relating to breached contracts for residential and commercial home construction.
Advised clients on various contracts and licensing issues, data privacy and document retention issues, music licensing issues, and real estate matters.
Member, Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, AIPLA
Articles Editor, University of St. Thomas Law Journal, 2015-2016
Vice President, Women’s Law Student Association, 2014-2015
Clinic Participant, Federal Communications Clinic, University of St. Thomas Law School, 2015-2016
Grant and Fundraising Consultant, One Village Partners, Sierra Leone/Minneapolis, 2015-2016
Children’s Law Center Volunteer